The most common way of accepting cases by EFCC is through a petition written by an individual or organization. The petition will be evaluated and if the case falls within the purview of the commission's mandate, it will be accepted for investigation and possibly prosecution.
Petitions that do not fall within the purview of the commission are sent to the appropriate agency, be it the Nigeria Police Force, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), etc. Members of the public can also send complaints electronically to the commission email address: email@example.com
The commission has had complaints and also investigated cases where fraudsters impersonated the EFCC Chairman and other employees of commission in order to defraud them. The public should be aware that EFCC does not collect money to receive petitions and does not charge fee from victims to investigate their cases.Emails messages not emanating from our domain (i.e. bearing @efccnigeria.org) should be verified.
The Operations unit is the investigative arm of the EFCC headed by the Director of Operations. Below are the various sections under the Unit:
U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies
If you are approached by a scam artist, or if you have been scammed, this page will guide you to the law enforcement agency you should contact.
Federal Law Enforcement Agencies (by Department, Agency or Bureau)
National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) -- http://www.naag.org/ -- Site includes anti-fraud consumer news updates and fact sheet. Also, biographies of Attorneys General from across the country and FAQ.
National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) [private] -- URL -- Investigates fraud, churning, and related misconduct by its member stock brokers and dealers.