Scams and Fraud

U.S. citizens can become victims of scams at home or abroad. There are many different types of scams, but they all share a common goal: monetary gain for the scammers. Use the online resources below to help identify common scams. In general, if someone who you have never met asks you for money, you should not give them money until you have verified their claims in person.

Please go to the website of Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a complaint there – This is a center operated by the FBI and private sector partners to receive and analyze internet crime complaints. When they can identify perpetrators’ locations and can link them to multiple crimes, they refer cases to U.S. federal, state, and local investigators for potential cases.
If you believe the scammer is operating from Bulgaria, email