How to Fight Back
Help tag criminals and get help if you've been scammed.
Forward fraudulent e-mails to the Federal Trade Commission at email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org. The latter is a consortium of businesses and law-enforcement agencies. Also be sure to send a copy to the company that has been impersonated.
If you think your identity has been hijacked, log on to www.ftc.gov/idtheft for steps to take, or call 877-438-4338.
If you think you've been duped in a credit-repair scam, call in a complaint at 877-382-4357.
The Internal Revenue service wants to hear if you think a crook is using e-mail to ensnare you in a tax-preparation or tax-refund fraud. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.