New Help for Spotting, Avoiding, and Reporting Scams in Multiple Languages

(From the Federal Trade Commission) – Scammers speak your language. That’s why the FTC now takes reports in multiple languages. To report in Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese, French, Arabic, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, and many other languages, call the FTC at (877) 382-4357. Press 3 to speak to an interpreter. To report identity theft, call (877) 438-4338 and choose the option for your preferred language. Lines are open between 9am-5pm Eastern.

Prefer to report online? In English, visit or — or in Spanish, go to or You’ll get immediate guidance on next steps.

But wait, there’s more. Now you’ll find advice in a dozen languages at There you’ll learn how to avoid a scam, what to do if you paid a scammer,  and how to avoid scams targeting your small business. There’s even a fraud handbook for recent arrivals to the United States.

Prefer getting your information in print? At, you can order free publications in multiple languages. Now, order How To Avoid a Scam and Scams and Your Small Business in Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. And, as always, check out to order in Spanish.

Whether you get FTC materials online or in print, we hope you’ll share them with family and friends in your communities. By sharing what you know about scams and reporting what you see, you can help stop scams and protect your community.