Ever Wonder What’s In Your FBI File?
If you were a known activist during the 60s, Vietnam War protestor, or other person of interest, you just might have your own FBI file.
The good news is you have a right to know what’s in your file through the Freedom of Information Act.
And it’s pretty easy to find out what goods the feds have on you. Here’s how to do it.
Request Your Individual FBI Info In A Letter
If you’re requesting information about yourself, you must use one of the following options:
Option 1: Submit a Privacy Act request through the eFOIPA portal.
Note: The FBI can receive Privacy Act requests via the eFOIPA portal, but all responses will be mailed to the address provided by the requester.
Following the instructions in U.S. Department of Justice Certification of Identity Form DOJ-361, submit a letter to the FBI, sign your request, and have it notarized or state, “Under penalty of perjury, I hereby declare that I am the person named above and I understand that any falsification of this statement is punishable under the provisions of Title 18, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 1001 by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment of not more than five years, or both; and that requesting or obtaining any record(s) under false pretenses is punishable under the provisions of Title 5, U.S.C., Section 552a(i)(3) as a misdemeanor and by a fine of not more than $5,000.”
If you have any questions about this process before submitting your FOIPA request, please e-mail email@example.com.
Mail or fax this letter to:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Attn: FOI/PA Request
Record/Information Dissemination Section
170 Marcel Drive
Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
Some Final Thoughts
There’s a good chance the FBI has a very small or no file at all on you. And if they don’t perhaps requesting a file might be a red flag for them to start one on you.
But I’m probably just being paranoid.
I know the government would never collect information without my consent.
Or would they?
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