If you’re looking for where to report an internet scam company or website, you can use the following channels and based on where you reside, submit your info/report directly to the proper authorities. Depending on where in the world you live, below are your options for how to report online scams by phone, forms, and email.
If a business doesn’t deliver on its promises, does not process a refund, or cheats you out of your money; first contact your bank (it’s possible they can reverse the transaction), then contact one of the nearest internet scams reporting agencies below.
If your complaint is related to internet marketing, affiliate/digital marketing, network marketing, MLM, etc. you may also report to us directly here.
Report Internet Scams by country:
United States of America (USA)
The nation’s consumer protection agency:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
File complaint online
You may also watch their video on How to File a Complaint
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
For serious cybercrime and scams relating to internet fraud (data breaches, ransomware, malware, spoofing, auction sites, credit card fraud), phishing (fake email, copycat websites), vishing (voice phishing), and smishing (SMS text phishing) to steal your identity or personal information.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
Phone: (202) 514-2000
To report any internet-related, computer hacking, fraud or intellectual property crimes.
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC)
The central agency to contact regarding such matters as mass marketing fraud (e.g., telemarketing), advance fee fraud (e.g., West African letters), tax scams (calls purporting to be from the Canada Revenue Agency), Internet fraud, SPAM, phishing, and identification theft complaints.
United Kingdom (UK)
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
If you receive a scam phishing email, come across a misleading website please forward it along to the above email address.
HMRC phishing team
Or forward to 60599
Report suspicious emails, texts, or phone calls. Describe what transpired during communication. Provide your phone number, details of the message in an application such as WhatsApp, scammers email, phone number, or text message, etc.
HMRC security team
If you feel you have accidentally given away any personal information by replying to a suspicious email or text. Provide an example (such as User ID, Password, address, etc.) of what was disclosed without revealing your actual personal info in the email.
The UK’s national reporting center for phishing attempts and fraud:
Phone: 0300 123 2040
Textphone: 0300 123 2050
Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm (calling costs may apply)
Citizens Advice Consumer Service
Phone: 0808 223 1133 or 0808 223 1144 (Welsh-speaking advisor)
Fill out the form for reporting an online scam through their Scams Action Service.
The Advertising Standards Authority Ltd. (ASA)
Phone: 0300 123 6262
Advice Direct Scotland
Phone: 0808 164 6000
Scotland’s Citizens Advice Helpline
Phone: 0800 028 1456
Internet Watch Foundation
Phone: +44 (0)1223 20 30 30
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)
Phone: 1300 302 502
ScamWatch (official scam reporting site of Australia): Report a Scam
You can report scams related to buying or selling, attempts to gain your personal info., dating and romance, fake charities, investments, jobs & employment, threats & extortion, offers of unexpected money or unexpected winnings.
Phone: +31 70 302 5000
European Commission Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
Phone: +32 2 299 1111
Report International Scams
econsumer.gov is a partnership of 35 consumer protection agencies around the world and an initiative of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN). ICPEN is a network of governmental organizations in the enforcement of fair trade practice laws and other consumer protection activities.
Do Your Part & Report Internet Scams
If you’ve been ripped off or have spotted a scam, hopefully, you’ve found this page helpful and together we can bring online scam artists to justice. My aim is to help everybody avoid online scams. Don’t keep it to yourself, report it!
Did you know that:
- only about 5% of scams actually get reported
- over 50% of people over 65 have been targeted by scams
- the average victim loses over $4,000
So take action today, so we can make a difference and prevent others from getting scammed. If everybody does this, then we’ll all be safer in the future as a result too. Perhaps someone else’s report regarding some other scam will have foiled the scammer’s plans and prevented them from contacting you.
P.S. If you would like us to also publish your complaint report on this website fill out this form.