GOVERNMENT RESOURCE DIRECTORY

FEDERAL

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)
      National Do Not Call Registry:
www.donotcall.gov
      Report identity theft: www.identitytheft.gov 
      File a complaint: www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

Accepts complaints related to: imposter scams, identity theft, counterfeit checks, sweepstakes/lottery scams, romance scams, unwanted telemarketing, spam, mobile devices, internet services, online shopping, multi-level marketing schemes, pyramid schemes, employment scams, credit card fraud and more.

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)
     Report tax-related identity theft:
www.irs.gov/Individuals/Identity-Protection
     Report phishing: www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing
     File a complaint:
www.irs.gov/Help-&-Resources

Accepts complaints related to: identity theft, tax schemes, tax fraud, online tax scams, phishing and more.


INTERNET CRIME COMPLAINT CENTER (IC3)
     File a complaint:
www.ic3.gov

Accepts complaints related to: internet crime

Internet crime is defined as any illegal activity involving one or more components of the Internet, such as websites, chat rooms, and/or email.

Internet crime involves the use of the Internet to communicate false or fraudulent representations to consumers. These crimes may include, but are not limited to, advance-fee schemes, non-delivery of goods or services, employment/business opportunity schemes, phishing/spoofing, computer intrusions or hacking, economic espionage (theft of trade secrets), online extortion, international money laundering, identity theft, auction fraud and more.


UNITED STATES INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION (TIGTA)
     Report Internal Revenue Service (IRS) impersonation scams:
www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml
     Report fraud, waste and abuse:
www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report.shtml

Accepts complaints related to: IRS impersonation scams, extortion or misuse of position by IRS personnel, misconduct by tax practitioners (falsification of qualifications, theft of IRS tax remittances and theft of IRS tax refunds) and more.

UNITED STATES POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE
     Report identity theft via U.S. mail:
http://ehome.uspis.gov/mailtheft/idtheft.aspx
     Report mail fraud: http://ehome.uspis.gov/fcsexternal/default.aspx
     File a complaint:
https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/contactUs/filecomplaint.aspx

Accepts complaints related to: mail theft, money laundering, identity theft, mail fraud (including mailed sweepstakes/lottery scams, online auction scams, work-at-home scams or chain letters) and more.


STATE

TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY – INTERNET CRIMES UNIT
     Report identity theft:
http://tn.gov/assets/entities/safety/attachments/IdentityTheftVicrimToolkit.pdf
     Report suspicious activity: http://tn.gov/safety/topic/report_susp_act

Accepts complaints related to: identity crimes and internet crimes

TENNESSEE DIVISON OF CHARITABLE SOLICITATIONS AND GAMING
     File a complaint:
sos.tn.gov/charitable or charitable.solicitations@tn.gov

Accepts complaints related to: charity fraud; false, misleading or deceptive fundraising activity.

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