The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the FBI, The National White Collar Crime Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
IC3’s mission is to serve a vehicle to receive, develop and refer criminal complaints regarding cyber crime. The IC3 gives victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes to law enforcement and regulatory agencies.
IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the person who believes they were defrauded or from a third party to the complainant. If you believe that you are a victim of cyber crime, go to www.ic3.gov to file a complaint. Information needed to file a complaint includes the following:
- Mailing address
- Telephone number
- The name, address, telephone number, and Web address, if available, of the individual or organization you believe defrauded you
- Specific details on how, why, and when you believe you were defrauded
- Any other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint.
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