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 

File a report with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) »

IC3 FAQ »