Tips and Complaints
Listed below are resources to report complaints and fraud. Please read each one carefully and select the best option that fits your needs.

NOTE: If you are looking to contact the Federal Reserve Bank of New York directly, visit our Contacts page.

Report a Fraud
Are you looking to report information about a potential fraud involving the use of the Federal Reserve's name? If so, please e-mail report.fraud@ny.frb.org.

BE AWARE: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is NOT involved in any federal grant program. We urge the public to remain alert to fraudulent scams involving individuals who purport to be employees of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York does not maintain grant money or any other type of funds/accounts for individuals.

Also, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will never contact the public via unsolicited phone calls or emails asking for money or any other type of personal information.

Other Fraud-related Complaints
You may file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), the nation's consumer protection agency, which collects complaints about companies, business practices, identity theft, and government grant scams. The FTC enters all complaints it receives into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database that is used by thousands of civil and criminal law enforcement authorities worldwide.

You can submit your report either of these two ways:
via the FTC Website: http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm offsite

or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357)

For more information, visit our Warnings from Other Authorities page.

Complaints about Financial Institutions
Do you have a complaint against a bank or other financial institution? The Federal Reserve Consumer Help Center offsite.gif can assist you in filing complaints against a financial institution, answer questions about banking or financial institution practices and offer help in understanding federal consumer protection laws. Examples of complaints include if you think a bank has been unfair or misleading, discriminated against you in lending, or violated a federal consumer protection law or regulation.

To file a complaint, you can:

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FRBNY Integrity Hotline
The FRBNY Integrity Hotline has been established for the purpose of reporting unethical or illegal behaviors involving the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or its employees. The Hotline also accepts reports from members of the public regarding fraud, waste, and mismanagement at institutions supervised by the Federal Reserve System. Examples may include violations of applicable laws or regulations, questionable accounting, operational controls, and auditing matters.

Submit a report to the FRBNY Integrity Hotline via the website or call 1-877-52-FRBNY (1-877-52-37269) and the matter will be reported to the appropriate channels. The FRBNY Hotline is administered by a third-party vendor to ensure the anonymity of those who choose to remain anonymous.

TALF Fraud Hotline
This hotline has been established for the purpose of reporting instances of fraud associated with the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF). If you are aware of fraud, or misrepresentations affiliated with the TALF, please contact the TALF Hotline.

What kinds of things should you report?

  • Allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, false claims and misrepresentations affiliated with the TALF.
  • Any activities that might impact the integrity of the TALF including, but not limited to, allegations of fraud or misconduct by Federal Reserve Bank employees and/or entities receiving TALF funds.
  • Actions by persons or entities attempting to misrepresent their association with TALF by utilizing deceptive contracts or financial instruments; including, allegations of identity theft or misrepresentations.
NOTE: The confidentiality of your contact information is assured when received via the TALF Hotline. Laws protect you against retaliation.

You can submit your complaint via these methods:

Once you go to the link, you will enter the third party vendor site selected to manage these reports. Your report will be confidential and your identity can remain anonymous, if you choose.