I received a solicitation (fax, letter, or email) from Nigeria offering to transfer millions of dollars into my bank account. Who should I report this to?
This is a scam, known as the Nigerian 4-1-9 Fraud Scam, and you should:
- Contact the United States Postal Inspection Service Office If the letter arrived in the mail.
- Otherwise, notify the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The IC3 is an alliance between the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). IC3 provides an analytical repository for Internet crime complaints. IC3 analyzes and refers all fraudulent activity identified on the Internet to appropriate local, state, and federal law enforcement authority. To file an internet crime complaint, visit the IC3 website.