If You are a Victim of ID Theft or scam the following are useful resources:
- IRS Scam Alert
- Federal Trade Commission
- Department of Justice
- Social Security Administration
- Consumer Sentinel
- Experian: 1-888-397-3742
- TransUnion Corp: 1-800-680-7289
FBI Encouraging Public to File Internet Crime ComplaintsThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a massive billboard campaign to increase public awareness of the FBI’s Internet Crime Center (IC3) as a resource for combatting Internet-facilitated criminal activity.
IC3 defines Internet crime as “any illegal activity involving one or more components of the Internet, such as websites, chat rooms, and/or email. Internet crime involves the use of the Internet to communicate false or fraudulent representations to consumers. These crimes may include, but are not limited to, advance-fee schemes, non-delivery of goods or services, computer hacking, or employment/business opportunity schemes.”
Anyone located within the United States who believes they may be a victim of an Internet crime may submit a complaint with the IC3. On the complaint form, the IC3 asks for the victim’s contact information and any relevant information pertaining to how they were victimized.
Those who suspect they may have been a victim of an Internet crime can submit a complaint to IC3 here.