Thank you for your submission to the FBI Internet
Tip Line. Complaints of Internet fraud are
processed by our Internet Fraud Complaint Center
(IFCC), a joint partnership of the FBI and the
National White Collar Crime Center. Simply go to and file your complaint. It will
be an official record, and you will receive a
complaint number via email. From there, the IFCC
will forward your complaint to the appropriate
investigative agency for action. The creation of
IFCC is an innovative and successful solution for
citizens to have their complaints expeditiously

We could forward your complaint to the IFCC;
however, this would only delay the processing of
your complaint, as the IFCC complaint form is very
detailed, and requires more information than you
have provided to us.

For your information, the Internet Tip Line was
created on 9/11/01, in response to the terrorist
attacks upon America. We quickly established a
mechanism for the public to submit information to
the FBI via the Internet. Our operation is
completely automated and paperless. Submitted
tips are received immediately, reviewed within
minutes and prioritized by trained Professional
Support personnel, and Agents set action leads
within the hour, as appropriate.

We encourage you to share this information with
your family, friends, and co-workers, and
encourage them to not hesitate to submit
information they may deem of interest to the FBI.


The FBI does not maintain an email address to
submit information or attachments to directly;
therefore, please do not reply directly to this
message via your email client. The FBI maintains
an automated system that is designed to track all
information received, to ensure that all tips are
addressed in a timely and efficient manner.
Therefore, please visit the FBI.GOV Web site again
should you have occasion to submit additional
information. We WILL NOT open or respond to
“reply” email.