Internet Crime


Internet Crime Complaint Center

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is an alliance between the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). IC3's mission is to address crime committed over the Internet. For victims of Internet crime, IC3 provides a convenient and easy way to alert authorities of a suspected violation. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies, IC3 offers a central repository for complaints related to Internet crime, uses the information to quantify patterns, and provides timely statistical data of current trends.

You can file a complaint online.


  • Provides a central point for Internet crime victims to report and to alert an appropriate agency online
  • Collects, reviews, and refers Internet crime complaints to law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction to aid in preventive and investigative efforts
  • Identifies current crime trends over the Internet


  • Provides an analytical repository for Internet crime complaints
  • Analyzes and refers all fraudulent activity identified on the Internet to the appropriate local, state, or federal law enforcement authority
  • Aids in the development of law enforcement training to address identified Internet crime problems
  • Serves as the catalyst that allows law enforcement and regulatory agencies to network and share data
  • Potentially reduces the amount of economic loss by Internet crime throughout the United States