Internet Based Crimes & Reporting

An internet based crime is illegal activity that has a component of internet use.  This can include, but is not limited to, non-delivery of goods or services (such as buying items from eBay or Amazon Marketplace), advance-fee schemes, or outright hacking.  

If you have been a victim of an internet based crime, be sure to maintain copies of relevant records and information.  Such as:

•Canceled checks
•Credit card receipts
•Money order receipts
•Certified or other mail receipts
•Virtual currency receipts
•Envelopes (if you received items via FedEx, UPS, or U.S. Mail)
•Phone bills
•Copies of emails
•Printed or preferably electronic copies of web pages
•Network, host system, and/or security appliance logs
•Copies of malware
•Chat transcripts 

You can file a report with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) here.  Additional information can be found on the IC3 FAQ page.