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SEC Center for Complaints and Enforcement Tips

You can file a complaint or provide us with tips on potential securities law violations though the links on this page. We welcome hearing from you because your information may alert us to broker or firm misconduct, an unfair practice in the securities industry that needs to be changed, or the latest fraud.

How Do I Reach the SEC?

There are several ways to file a complaint:

  • Complaints/Tips — Use one of our online forms to file your complaint electronically.
  • Spams — To report investment-related spam e-mails please complete our online form and use the "Add Attachment" button to attach the spam e-mail to the completed form. You will need to save the e-mail as a file in order to attach it to the form.
  • Questions — Use our "Fast Answers" web page for general questions about the federal securities laws or your investments.

If you do not want to submit the information electronically, our address is: SEC, 100 F Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20549-5990.

Information for Whistleblowers

On July 21, 2010, the President signed into law the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” (the “Act”). Among other things, the Act establishes a whistleblower program that enables the Securities and Exchange Commission to pay an award, under regulations prescribed by the SEC and subject to certain limitations, to eligible whistleblowers who voluntarily provide the SEC with original information about a violation of the federal securities laws that leads to the successful enforcement of a covered judicial or...