Prevent Fraud

Fraud hurts everyone. If you have information that will help us protect the integrity of the visa and citizenship process, please let us know. Your information would be considered anonymous and treated as strictly confidential.

If you have information regarding visa fraud including sham marriages, phony engagements, incorrectly documented adoptions, illegal employment and unlawful residence please let us know. Your information would be considered anonymous and treated as strictly confidential.

If you have information regarding ambiguous proof for the transmission of U.S. citizenship, undocumented adoptions, the misuse of U.S. passports, and the abuse of U.S. citizenship identity, please let us know. Your information would be considered anonymous and treated as strictly confidential.

Please be aware of an appealing employment offer (requiring a processing fee), lottery winnings, inheritance notices, bank over-payments, and work permits. In addition, scammers sometimes incorporate the humanitarian ploy of helping a friend in trouble who is in need of money.

Do NOT send money unless you are certain that your internet correspondent is a legitimate organization or person they claim to be. Avoid providing personal or financial information to persons or businesses you don’t really know or haven’t verified.

If you believe you have been defrauded of money and/or have divulged personal information we suggest you report this incident to the relevant bank or government authorities. If you are in Germany and/or you are a German citizen, we suggest you also contact your local German Police.

If you have been targeted in an Internet scam through a host website, notify the administrators of that website.

You may also report this incident to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov – a joint organizational initiative between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BIA).

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Email: FrankfurtFPU@state.gov

Send mail to:
U.S. Consulate General
Fraud Prevention Unit
Giessener Str. 30
60435 Frankfurt
Germany