Reporting Illegal Activity on the Internet
This web site, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), representa a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).
IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes:
Educational site for parents about child safety hosted by the Navy:
The below site is funded by the federal government and allows people to report all types of crimes against children:
Contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.
For Canadian citizens:
You can contact the CyberTipline if you have information regarding incidents of child pornography, luring, child sex-tourism, or child prostitution.
You can make report directly online at:
or use the toll free phone line: 1-866-658-9022
NEW -- Where to Report SPAM and General Illegal Internet Activity
Thanks to Larry N. -- great suggestion!
Computer Emergency Readiness Team -- report Internet incidents, illegal activities and find out about latest scams
Internet Crime Complaint Center
IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime.
Consumer Fraud Reporting
If you have observed a scam or been the victim of a scam, spam or fraud and want to report it for enforcement, they have a list of where to report different types of scams in the US, UK, Canada and multiple countries.
Ripoff ReportŪ is a worldwide consumer reporting Web site and publication, by consumers, for consumers, to file and document complaints about companies or individuals.
Federal Trade Commission
Forward unwanted or deceptive spam to the Federal Trade Commission; send it to email@example.com, and be sure to include the full email header. (How to find and send full email info.)
If you think you have been taken advantage of by a spam scam, file a complaint with the FTC online at www.ftc.gov. Complaints will help the FTC find and stop people who are using spam to defraud consumers.
Use Spam Cop to help stop Spam at the source.
SpamCop determines the origin of unwanted email and reports it to the relevant Internet service providers.
Not illegal -- but irritating
Stop telemarketers calls
Register your home phone number(s) on the national Do-Not-Call list by phone or by Internet at no cost. For more information and to add your home phone number to the national Do-Not-Call list via the National Do-Not-Call website. To register by phone, call 1-888-382-1222 (voice) or 1-866-290-4236 (TTY). You must call from the phone number you wish to register.
File a complaint if calls continue.
If your number has been on the registry for at least 31 days, and a telemarketer calls, complain to the FTC. FILE A COMPLAINT or call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY1-866-290-4236).