Report a Cyber Security Concern

Depending on the concern or threat you have, there are different agencies to report that to. See the list of agencies and information about them below to know where to go.

As always, if you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911.


Concerned That Your Data Has Been Compromised?

If you think yours has been compromised, here are some steps you can take:

  • Place a fraud alert on your credit file by contacting one of the three credit bureaus (NOTE: you only need to contact one; the one contacted must notify the other two):

  • Contact your financial institutions (e.g., bank or credit union, credit card company, etc.). In most cases, these institutions will place a fraud alert or note on your account at no charge. Some also offer a free service to text or alert you if there is a charge to your account over a certain limit.

  • Immediately change any passwords and/or user names associated with your accounts.

  • Contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 1-800-908-4490 or www.irs.gov to obtain an Identity Theft Affidavit (Form 14039). Fax the completed form to 1-855-807-5720 or mail it to: Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 9039, Andover, MA 01810-0939.

Periodically review your credit report for inquiries from a company that you have not contacted, accounts you did not open, and debts on your accounts that you cannot explain. NOTE: federal law allows you to obtain a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

Contact FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center if you believe you have been the victim of an Internet crime or if you want to file on behalf of another person you believe has been a victim.

The mission of the IC3 is to provide the public with a reliable and convenient reporting mechanism to submit information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning suspected Internet-facilitated criminal activity.

Federal Trade Commission

Contact Federal Trade Commission's Complaint Assistant if you have been ripped-off or scammed.

The mission of the FTC is to protect consumers by preventing deceptive and unfair business practices.

No-Call Lists

Add all your phone numbers to no-call lists:

Jefferson County

Use our Report a Cyber Security Concern online form to contact Jefferson County if you believe data, systems or services maintained by Jefferson County is at risk.