Last Published: 7/8/2016

Consumers can report retailers selling fakes in the United States by using the following tools:

For one-stop general reporting:
Use the IPR Center Referral Form

The IPR Center encourages members of the general public, industry, trade associations, law enforcement and government agencies to report violations of intellectual property rights through its website.  Guidance on suggested information to include when reporting a suspected violation is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian.

For reporting unsafe products:
File a Report with the Consumer Product Safety Commission

For criminal activity related to drugs, medicines, food and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated products:
Report Suspected Illegal Activity to the FDA

For criminal IP activity online and other cybercrime, file a complaint with the FBI at the:
Internet Crime Complaint Center

For all other federal criminal activity, contact:
Your Local FBI Office

Report suspected intellectual property rights violations to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) using the:
HSI Tip Form

Report illegal trade activity related to intellectual property rights infringement to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) using the:
CBP e-Allegations Form

Read more about these U.S. federal agencies and their intellectual property enforcement efforts.

If you're the victim of a fraudlent sale, see the FTC's tips on "getting your money back."

To report non-IP fraud, identity theft, or an unfair business practice to the Federal Trade Commission:
Submit a Consumer Complaint