Where to Report a Scam

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
In September 1996 the FTC launched an ongoing crackdown on various types of scams. To date, the FTC has recovered millions and millions of dollars by sueing and reaching settlements with a dozen companies and individuals. FTC’s Project ScholarScam can provide you with a listing of defendants which may found on their website. While the FTC does not handle individual cases, they can and will take action against a company that has a pattern of fraudulent activity. The FTC Consumer Response Center also provides an online Complaint Form. They may also be reach at 1-202-FTC-HELP (1-202-382-4357) or 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

National Fraud Information Center (NFIC)
In addition to providing helpful information, the NFIC will pass your complaints along to the appropriate authorities, such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and even your state’s Attorney General’s Office. The NFIC also maintains a toll-free hotline at 1-800-876-7060.

National Fraud Information Center
PO Box 65868
Washington, DC 20035