How to Report a Fake Company

How to Report a Fake Company

Step 1

Make a note of names of callers, phone numbers, company names, and addresses where you are asked to send money.

Step 2

Write down as much as you can remember about your conversation, whether it is in person or on the phone. Use a digital recorder to record the conversation, if you have one available, and download the audio file to your computer.

Step 3

Organize your evidence. Make at least three copies, and keep a copy for your own records.

Step 4

Call the FBI. Go to www.FBI.gov to find the phone number of your local FBI office. They can also give you advice on how to protect yourself against fraud.The FBI agent will either send you a form or ask you to send in a copy of the information you have collected.

Step 5

Contact your state attorney general or consumer protection office and your local police to report the scam, particularly if you have lost money or assets as a result of fraud. Each agency you contact will probably ask you to send in a copy of your evidence.