Users' questions

What do you do if the FBI contacts you?

What do you do if the FBI contacts you?

right to consult with an attorney. You should write down the name, agency and telephone number of the person who calls or visits you. If an FBI agent or police officer asks to speak to you, tell him or her that you want to consult with an attorney first.

Is phishing illegal?

While phishing is covered under various state laws, there is no single federal statute that directly criminalizes this type of activity. However, there are broader federal criminal laws that do apply to phishing and other identity theft crimes.

Does the FBI have a file on me?

The FBI does not keep a file on everyone, but some people may have a file if they have been a victim in a case or an authorized third party has requested information about them. You can request your FBI file through either a Freedom of Information Act Request or a Privacy Act Request.

What do you need to know about someone’s FBI number?

Life would be a whole lot easier if someone would just Venmo us $1 million. A person’s FBI number is their fingerprint classification number. Whey you would want that or would know how to read it beats me. If a person has been arrested and their prints were sent to the FBI they have an FBI number.

What to do if you get a phone call from the FBI?

If you get ANY phone call from someone purporting to be from the FBI, simply ask them where they are calling from and their phone number so you may call them back. If they are legitimate, they will do this and once you return the call, it will be to a local FBI office. If not and they get angered, it is a scam-artist.

Do you call people up to threaten them?

The FBI doesn’t call people up to threaten them. They just come, bust down your door and haul you away. When people you do not know call you to threaten you step 1 is to ignore them. Step 2 is to have a good laugh at their expense.

Where can I get an FBI badge online?

Badges are more ornamental than anything and anyone can go online and order one with little or no verification. Always ask to see their agency ID. A real officer or agent should be able to produce one with little difficulty and without objection.

How to create a name for an FBI agent?

Create FBI Agent Names Find awesome names for FBI agents with our FBI Agent Name Generator. It is never a bad idea to have a tough, smart and incredibly detail oriented FBI agent in a story, book, movie, play etc. You can use our name generator to find the perfect name.

What is the phone number for the FBI?

The callers will often “spoof,” or fake, the FBI Headquarters’ phone number, 202-324-3000, so the call appears to be coming from the FBI on the recipient’s caller ID. In this scam, fraudulent callers posing as an FBI agent inform the victim that their Social Security number has been suspended.

What does the FBI look for in a name check?

The searches seek all instances of the individual’s name and approximate date of birth, whether a main file name or reference. By way of explanation, a main file name is that of an individual who is the subject of an FBI investigation, whereas a reference is someone whose name appears in an FBI investigation.

Can you call the FBI and demand money?

Other calls followed from criminals claiming to be affiliated with the FBI. The FBI wants to remind the public that federal law enforcement will not call or email people to demand money or threaten arrest.