Report abuse and illegal activity
Report abuse of Google services
You can help yourself and others stay safe online by reporting people or companies who send spam, try to sell counterfeit goods, distribute malware, or are otherwise abusing our systems. To read more about our security philosophy and how to report security issues with any of our services, visit our corporate security page.
Report suspicious emails and scams
Most email providers, including Gmail, allow you to report suspicious emails and scams. Reporting a suspicious message in Gmail will help block that user from sending you more emails and help our abuse team stop similar attacks.
Report bad ads
With billions of ads submitted to Google every year, we use a combination of sophisticated technology and manual review to detect and remove both bad ads and bad advertisers from our systems. We spend millions of dollars building technical architecture and advanced machine learning models to fight this battle. We also count on companies and users to report violations of our policies. If you find a bad ad on one of our services you can report it using the service-specific links below:
Additionally, you may want to contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which handles complaints about deceptive or unfair business practices in the U.S. To file a complaint, do one of the following:
- Visit www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
- Call 1-877-FTC-HELP
- Write to: Federal Trade Commission, CRC-240, Washington, D.C. 20580
- If your complaint is against a company that’s outside the United States, visit www.econsumer.gov
There are several organizations that may help consumers report and resolve complaints: The Better Business Bureau and the National Consumers League both offer information. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) handles complaints about deceptive or unfair business practices. To file a complaint, visit: www.ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm If your complaint is against a company in a foreign country, you may be able to report complaints at: www.econsumer.gov