The United States is currently offering up to twenty-five million dollars for information that prevents or favorably resolves potential terrorist attacks against American citizens or property worldwide.
The U.S. State Department's Rewards for Justice Program provides rewards for those who cooperate with the United States in preventing terrorist attacks or securing the arrest and conviction of terrorists. Cooperating individuals and their families may be eligible for relocation. Their identities are kept strictly confidential.
Since the program was established in 1984, the U.S. has paid out over sixty-two million dollars to more than forty people who provided credible information that put terrorists behind bars or prevented acts of international terrorism. Hundreds of lives have been saved.
Among the terrorists captured are Ramzi Yousef, convicted in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and Mir Amal Kansi, convicted of murdering two people and wounding three others that same year.
The rewards program was also instrumental in leading U.S. forces in Iraq to Uday and Qusay Hussein. Less than three weeks after the announcement of a fifteen-million dollar reward for the capture of each brother, Uday and Qusay Hussein were located and killed in a shoot-out with U.S. forces in July 2003. A thirty-million dollar reward was paid to one individual.
Anyone with information concerning a past or planned terrorist attack against American citizens or interests should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. People with information in Iraq should contact the U.S. embassy or any U.S. military commander, or should send an e-mail to
Persons with information anywhere may call: 1-800-877-3927, or write to:
Rewards for Justice
P.O. Box 96781
Washington, DC 20522-0303
Or email at:
Please also visit the RFJ website at www.rewardsforjustice.net. Persons interested in leaving a tip may do so by filling out a tip form by following the prompts on the RFJ website.
The preceding was an editorial reflecting the views of the United States Government.