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The Internet Crime Complaint (IC3) accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant. IC3 can best process your complaint if agency receive accurate and complete information from you.

Provide the following information when filing a complaint:

  • Victim's name, address, telephone, and email
  • Financial transaction information (e.g., account information, transaction date and amount, who received the money)
  • Subject's name, address, telephone, email, website, and IP address
  • Specific details on how you were victimized
  • Email header(s)
  • Any other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint

If you think you see a scam, talk with someone. Your story could help someone avoid that scam. Report Fraud: Federal Trade Commission


Millennials are 25% more likely to report losing money to fraud than other adults (age 40 and over), and much more likely to tell us they lost money on certain types of fraud. Online shopping frauds stand out – Millennials are twice as likely to report losing money on items that are never delivered or not as advertised. They’re also far more likely to report losses on frauds promising ways to make money or fixes for debt-related problems.

How else are Millennials different? The amount of money they report losing is one key difference. Even though Millennials are more likely to report losing money, their median individual reported loss of $400 is much lower than what other age groups report.

Report Fraud: Federal Trade Commission

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