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To see if your information should be reported to IC3, read the following descriptions about the different types of crimes we investigate. Also see our FAQs for more details about filing a complaint.​

Business Email Compromise

Criminals typically send an email message that appears to come from a business or individual you know—such as one of your business vendors, your organization’s CEO, or the title company for your home. The email requests a seemingly legitimate payment, often urgently, via a wire transfer. However, it is all a scam. More info...


You are prevented from accessing your computer files, systems, or networks after they are infected with malicious software, or malware. Criminals then demand that you pay a ransom for your files or systems to be unlocked or decrypted. More info...

Elder Fraud (Victims 60 and over)

Criminals target millions of elderly Americans each year with many different types of financial fraud or confidence schemes, such as romance, lottery, investment, or sweepstakes scams. Criminals may impersonate family members, government agencies, tech support professionals, and others to steal your money and information. More info...

Other Cyber Crime

There are many other types of cyber crime that impact both businesses and consumers, including cryptocurrency investment schemes, identity theft, non-payment or non-delivery of merchandise ordered online, credit card fraud, computer intrusions, corporate data breaches, and denial of service website attacks.

Please file a report with IC3 even if you’re unsure of whether your complaint or report qualifies as a cyber crime.

Don’t see the crime you want to report listed here?

The IC3 focuses on collecting cyber-enabled crime. Crimes against children should be filed with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Other types of crimes, such as threats of terrorism, should be reported at The links at right will direct you to these alternate reporting sites.

We accept reports of internet crimes through one comprehensive form.

Please only submit one report per crime.

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If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 911 or your local police.