Report Fraud

The Consular Section welcomes any information you may have about U.S. passport abuse, visa abuse, application dishonesty, as well as any other passport or visa-related wrongdoing.

You can report fraud simply by sending a message to our email address: FPMBogota@state.gov. Please provide us with only the information that is specifically relevant to the fraud, including the perpetrator’s full name and birthdate as well as the nature of his or her wrongdoing.  You can also attach relevant, electronic documents (like cell phone photos of visas, ID, passport pages, etc.)

We encourage you to provide your name and contact information so that we can follow up with any questions about your tip.  Providing your contact information, however, is optional.

Frequently Asked Questions

The appropriate agency to report persons who are residing illegally in the United States is the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).  You may report any suspicious activity or make a confidential report of an immigration or customs violation by calling 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (1-866-347-2423). For more information, please visit the ICE website.

It depends on the type of illegal activity and the state where the illegal activity is taking place, but the activity should be reported directly to the applicable U.S. Government agency.  For example, if you want to report someone using a false social security number, contact the U.S. Social Security Administration. Here is some useful contact information for U.S. Government agencies that deal with illegal activity:

The Fraud Prevention Unit does not verify information related to companies in the United States.  There are, however, publicly available services to research companies, such as the Better Business Bureau, Dun & Bradstreet, Yelp, and various state business registries.