If You Have Been A Victim of Internet Fraud:
- The report should be filed in the jurisdiction where the money was received (the suspect’s location). You will need to know dates, addresses, and amounts involved. They will give you a case number at the time you file the report. If the suspect resides in Kansas City, MO, or the money or product was sent here, file a police report for forgery or fraud with the KCMO Police Department by traveling to any of our Patrol Divisions or the Records Section (during normal business hours).
- If the suspect resides in Kansas City, MO, or the money or product was sent here, put together copies of any paperwork you may have relating to the transactions, i.e., copies of correspondence, the initial listing, etc. This should include a copy of your account statement showing that the money was paid out, especially of the check/money order issued/cashed for payment. We will need copies of both sides. Recover the original from the bank or money order company if you can.
- If the suspect resides in Kansas City, MO, or the money or product was sent here, mail copies of any documentation, along with a detailed written summary by you of the sequence of events and reference the case number on this correspondence. Send to Kansas City Police Dept., Economic Crimes Section, 901 Charlotte, Kansas City, MO, 64106.
- If you sent payment by mail, you should contact the US Postal Inspector’s Office in your area and file a complaint for mail fraud.
- If your transaction was being conducted with a business rather than an individual, you should also notify your Missouri Attorney General’s Office and file a consumer fraud complaint.
- You should also file a complaint with the FBI/NW3C through their Internet Crime Complaint Center (ICCC) on their website.
- If you are aware of other victims, pass this information on to them and encourage them to file reports as well.
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