FBI Warns of Sophisticated Scams Targeting Unsuspecting Individuals Online

If you or a loved one were solicited through a computer pop-up, social media site, dating site, text, email, or phone call by someone you have never met, and answer "YES" to one of the following questions, you may have been targeted by a SCAM. 
  • Have you been asked to invest in a cryptocurrency platform?
  • Has someone requested money from you in order to clear you of a crime, or secure your accounts claiming to be a bank or government agency. 
  • Has someone claimed to be a tech or customer support representative requesting money to remove a virus from your computer or secure your account? 
  • Has someone contacted you claiming a family member is in danger or jail and that you must send money now to avoid further harm? 
  • Has someone that you never met claimed to be romantically interested in you but requests you send them money or something else of value?
  • Have you ever been directed to withdraw cash to purchase gold or silver bars to give someone else?
  • Has someone sent individuals to your home or directed you to meet in a public place to drop off or pick up money or other items of value to deliver to an unknown person?
  • Has someone asked you to obtain cash to either purchase gift cards or deposit in a crypto ATM?
If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, please go to www.ic3.gov for additional resources to file a complaint with the FBI INTERNET CRIME COMPLAINT CENTER (IC3).
Persons 60 and older may call the National Fraud Hotline at 833-372-8311 for assistance in filing with the IC3.