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24-Hour Call Center

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® Call Center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have information about a missing child or suspected child sexual exploitation, report it to 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678).

Caller location Toll-free/Phone-free number
USA TDD1-800-826-7653
Hong Kong022-800-0843-5678
Japan011-800-0843-5678 or 0062-800-0843-5678
South Korea001-800-0843-5678

NCMEC's Call Center offers

  • Toll-free numbers for all the countries/regions listed above.
  • Recording of all calls.
  • Caller ID.
  • Language services.

NCMEC's Call Center receives calls for service from

  • Families and law enforcement agencies reporting a missing child and seeking assistance in their search.
  • People reporting the sighting of a missing child.
  • People requesting safety information to better protect their children.
  • People reporting child sexual exploitation.
  • Professionals seeking resources to assist in missing and sexually exploited child cases.
  • Families needing reunification assistance once their child is found.

NCMEC's CyberTipline®

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NCMEC operates the CyberTipline which receives tips and leads regarding suspected crimes of child sexual exploitation. To report child sexual exploitation online, visit NCMEC's CyberTipline or call 1-800-843-5678.

 National Runaway Safeline

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NCMEC's Call Center has established a system of networking calls regarding runaway children to the National Runaway Safeline in Chicago, Ill.

This sharing of information ensures both agencies can speak with the caller about the runaway child to learn any necessary facts needed to best assist without either organization duplicating services or efforts. Visit the National Runaway Safeline online at

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