How To Report ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. & CybercrimesCybercrimes Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks.

Directory of Online Reporting Agencies & Entities Worldwide

Reporting Tips:

Report to your local policeLocal Police The Local Police is your first responder in most countries. In most English-speaking countries and in Europe report to them first. In other countries look for your national cybercrime police units to report scams to. In the U.S., Canada, & Australia, you must report to the local police first. or national police cybercrimeCybercrime Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. unit first since they are your First Responder. After that, you should report to Anyscam.com & the U.S. FTC (they forward to the FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud.)

Before filling in your report remember three things:

  1. Every REPORT MATTERS – even if it is not investigated!
  2. These are official crime reports and are governed by the laws of the country involved.
  3. Prepare your information in advance before reporting – view our Scam Victim’s Checklist here

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Report Every ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Locally + SCARS + FTC

Cybercrime Reporting Directory

Report All Scams & Scammers Here (For Victims Worldwide)

U.S. FTC https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/?orgcode=SCARS and www.Anyscam.com

Also Report To Your Local & National Police – Click on the Entity Name for more information


Worldwide

SCARS CDN - Anyscam.com

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Argentina

Dirección Nacional de Ciberseguridad Argentino


Australia

Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Australia

Crime Stoppers Australia

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Austria

Anti-Fraud Office, Ministry of Finance


Begium

Belgium Federal Police

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY



Bulgaria

Bulgarian National Cybercrime Platform

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Canada

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre


Canada

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Canada

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Crime Reporting [RCMP]

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Canada

Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) Cybercrime Reporting


Chile

Brigada Investigadora del Ciber Crimen de Policía de Investigaciones

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Colombia

Centro Cibernético Policial


Costa Rica

Departamento de Investigaciones Criminales del Organismo de Investigación Judicial

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Croatia

National Police - Ministry of the Interior

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Cyprus

Cyprus Police

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Czech Republic

Chech Police

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Denmark/Greenland

Danish Police/Politi

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Domnican Republic

LA REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA


Dubai

Dubai Police

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Estonia

Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Finland

Poliisi

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


France

Cybercrime - Ministère de l'Intérieur

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Germany

Federal Police

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Greece

Hellenic Police

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Hong Kong

Hong Kong Police Force - e-Report Centre

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Hungary

National Police

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


India

India Cybercrime Portal

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Indonesia

Direktorat Tindak Pidana Siber Bareskrim Polri

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Ireland

Garda

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Italy

Polizia Postale e delle Comunicazioni - Polo Anticrimine della Polizia di Stato

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Japan

High-Tech Crime Technology Division of the National Police Agency


Japan

インターネット・ホットラインセンター | INTERNET HOTLINE CENTER JAPAN (IHC)

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Korea, Republic

Korean National Police Agency - Cyber Bureau

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Latvia

State Police

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Lithuania

ePolicija


Luxembourg

General Directorate of the Grand Ducal Police


Malaysia

CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMPLAINTS BUREAU, Malaysia Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Malaysia

Government of Malaysia


Malta

Pulizija Ta’ Malta – Gvern ta’ Malta

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Mexico

Policía Cibernética, Secretaría de Seguridad


Netherlands

Politie

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


New Zealand

CERT NZ

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


New Zealand

NETSAFE New Zealand


New Zealand

New Zealand Police


Nigeria

[EFCC] Economic & Financial Crimes Commission

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Philippines

Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Poland

Policia

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Portugal

Centro Nacional de Cibersegurança [CNCS]


Portugal

Polícia Judiciária

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Romania

National Directorate of Cyber Security [DNSC]


Romania

Romanian Police

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Singapore

Signapore Police Force

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Slovakia

Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


South Africa

SAPS - South African Police Service

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Spain

Policía Nacional

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Sweden

Polisen

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Switzerland

Kanton Zürich/Zurich Cantonal Police Cybercrime Division


Taiwan RoC

National Police Agency

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


United Kingdom

ActionFraud


United Kingdom

National Cyber Security Centre - Scam Website Reporting

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


United Kingdom

U.K. Information Commissioner's Office


United States

CyberFlorida - The Florida Center for Cybersecurity


United States

National Elder Fraud Hotline


United States

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations [FBI]


United States

Federal Reserve System

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


United States

U.S. Federal Trade Commission [FTC]

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


United States

U.S. Citizens & Immigration Service - Fraud Reporting


United States

[IRS] Internal Revenue Service


Worldwide

Instagram a Division of META

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Worldwide

Facebook - Division of META

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Worldwide

Google (Gmail)

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Worldwide

LinkedIn - a Microsoft Company

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Worldwide

Twitter

PREFERRED REPORTING ENTITY


Please tell us about any errors or bad links in a comment. Also, tell us about any agencies or entities that we should add.

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This program is designed to help scam victims struggling to recover on their own and for those who want to understand the overall process. You can be using other resources, such as traumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS. counselingCounseling Counseling is the professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes. A mental health counselor (MHC), or counselor, is a person who works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Such persons may help individuals deal with issues associated with addiction and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging. They may also work with "Social Workers", "Psychiatrists", and "Psychologists". SCARS does not provide mental health counseling. or therapy, qualified support groupsSupport Groups In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic, such as romance scams. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy. They can be supervised or not. SCARS support groups are moderated by the SCARS Team and or volunteers., or completely independent – on your own!

The SCARS Steps program is a complete program and is provided for the purpose of helping scam victims to overcome this experience. Throughout this SCARS Steps Program, we speak about issues and challenges that a victim may have and help guide them through their recovery. But each person is different and it is important to understand your own reasons for being vulnerable to being scammed.

After the trauma of being scammed, you need to take steps to recover and move on. This may be an alternative to counseling in the short term, but we still encourage you to seek out professional help & support. Throughout this SCARS Steps Program, we speak about issues, challenges, defects, or problems that a victim may have in a generalized way.

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A Guide For Families & Friends Of Scam Victims

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This SCARS Publishing book represents a complete guide to help the families and friends understand how these scams work and how to help the victim.

The SCARS Slate Book should be purchased by family and friends to better understand what happened to the victim and the traumatic impact on them. But it can also be shared by the victim so that they do not have to explain to family and friends about the scam. This publication is to help others to help Scam Victims to make it through this traumatic experience and recover.

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Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer

ORGANIZE YOUR INFORMATION TO MAKE THE REPORTING PROCESS SIMPLE!

Helps you get and stay organized. This publication is to help Scam Victims organize their crime information. Complete this information before reporting to the police then bring this book with you

Before or after reporting to the police the RED BOOK gives you a dedicated tool to record all the essential facts of this crime. The Victim, the Scammers, the Money, and your Police interactions. Everything that really matters can be easily recorded for your immediate use and for the future!

As we have seen, money recovery/repayment programs can become available years after the scam ends and you need to keep all the details of this crime in case it is needed. We have also seen scammers being extradited to the U.S. and other countries, this will help in the event you testify or give statements, Additionally, this helps you have your information ready to qualify for victims’ benefits, compensation, or aid.

The Official SCARS RED BOOK is your way of recording all the important facts of this crime so that you do not lose essential information, Complete the RED BOOK then put it away with the confidence that you will have it if or when it is needed.

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Always Report All Scams – Anywhere In The World To:

U.S. FTCFTC The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil (non-criminal) U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection. The FTC can also act as a clearinghouse for criminal reports sent to other agencies for investigation and prosecution. To learn more visit www.FTC.gov or to report fraud visit ReportFraud.FTC.gov at https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/?orgcode=SCARS and SCARS at www.Anyscams.com