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To report information about a missing or exploited child call our 24-Hour Call Center:

1-800-THE-LOST  (1-800-843-5678)

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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®

333 John Carlyle Street Suite #125
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-5950

Phone: 703-224-2150
Fax: 703-224-2122

SMS Opt-In: SMS Service - All SMS text messages sent by our SMS service are in compliance with all Carrier rules. Cell phone numbers provided for texting will not be shared or sold to third parties and the information provided will be used for the sole purpose of fulfilling the customer’s request for SMS messages.

To opt-out of our SMS service, text STOP to the toll or toll free number from which you have received an SMS message. You will be unsubscribed immediately from receiving messages from that specific number going forward unless you opt-in to that number again. You will receive an SMS confirming that you have been unsubscribed and you will not receive any additional messages unless you opt-in to the service with a subsequent request. To opt-in to that number again, you will need to send UNSTOP.

SMS Terms and Conditions:
DISALLOWED CONTENT: The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is compliant with all Carrier rules and will not send disallowed content over this service. Only content allowed by the 10DLC and TFN SMS service that have been approved by the carriers will be transmitted.