Where Can You Report a Telephone Scam?


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As of February 2015, a consumer can officially report a telephone scam to the Federal Trade Commission by navigating to the FTC's complaint website at FTCComplaintAssistant.gov. Consumers can report such scams as a person pretending to be a family member or friend, or those impersonating a government official.

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Where Can You Report a Telephone Scam?
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Consumers can also report scams where an person is impersonating a business representative or employee. After noting the type of scam, consumers are guided through a multi-question process, where they provide as much information about the scam as possible. At the end of the short questionnaire, users can provide details of the scam in their own words. If there are issues navigating the website, users can chat online with an official FTC technical support specialist.

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