The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the main agency that collects scam reports. Report your scam online with the FTC complaint assistant, or by phone at 1-877-382-4357 (9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, ET).
How do I file charges against someone who scammed me?
To file a complaint, just go to ftc.gov/complaint, and answer the questions. Or call Thats all there is to it. If youve been ripped off or scammed, complain to the Federal Trade Commission.
Can you get in trouble if a scammer sends you money?
Whatever the story, next they want to send you money – and then ask you to send it to someone else. And if you help a scammer move stolen money – even if you did so unknowingly – you could get into legal trouble.