Report a Scam

How scams are handled differs from country to country. Most countries offer their citizens a way to report scams online. We can not report scams on your behalf since we are not part of any governmental body but we have collected a list of contact points where you can report scams effectively.

If you are a citizen of the USA you can report scams using the following link:

https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds

If you are not sure which form you should fill out, we recommend using the Complaint Assistant provided by the FTC:

https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

If you are a citizen of the UK you can report scams using the following links:

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/reporting-a-scam/

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

If you are a citizen of Canada you can report scams using the following link:

http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/reportincident-signalerincident/index-eng.htm

If you are a citizen of Australia you can report scams using the following link:

https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam 

If you are a citizen of New Zealand you can report scams using the following link:

https://www.consumerprotection.govt.nz/general-help/scamwatch/report-a-scam/ 

Details Matter

You should write down every detail of the scam. It will help the authorities in the process of persecution. The more details you have gathered the better are the chances of shutting down the scam or even catch the scammer/s.

 

Make sure you include:

  • Screenshots of conversations
  • The names, numbers and addresses the scammers used
  • What did the scammers steal from you (e.g password, PINs, money)
  • If you paid something- through what method did you pay (gift card, bank)

 

In case you get contacted again by a scammer – immediately go to the police. In some cases, they will use scambaiting techniques and try to arrest the scammers.