Find how do I report a scammer if I invest or share personal data with them and they end up by tricking me.
There are many words to describe scams: fraud, swindle, sham, double-cross, con, hoax, ploy, hoodwink, cheat confidence trick, ruse, etc.
There are many types of fraud and scams like forex scams, cryptocurrency scams, binary scams, bitcoin scams, etc., are going around in the marketplace. There are online scams as well as offline ones. Scammers are more comfortable with scams wherein their identity is not revealed easily. The amounts involved in online scams or fraud are enormous. It runs into billions of dollars or pounds per year. The figure is increasing with each passing year, and so are their numbers. It is necessary to find ways to report a scammer.
Common scams are linked to emails, phone calls, issuing fake cheques, student loans, computer support scams, internet scams, social media scams, investment scams, etc.), fund recovery scams (double whammy), imposter scams, scams demanding you to send money (cheques, wire transfers, gift cards, cryptocurrency, online transfers, etc.), prize offers, grant offers, sweepstakes offers, trading scams (forex, cryptocurrency, binary options, stocks, CFDs, etc.) and so on and so forth. The list is endless.
Day by day, scammers are getting more sophisticated and lethal, using advanced tools, methods, and techniques to make it difficult to trace them.
Role of government agencies to curb these scams
Every government authority is finding a way to curb these scams. They have come up with rules and regulations, but sadly, it seems that scammers are always one step ahead. Most victims do not know to whom they should report if they are scammed.
First of all, report the scam to your state consumer protection office. If you feel that many people have been scammed, report it to the federal government.
There are many useful agencies to help fight fraud or scams. The chief among them is the Financial Conduct Authority. One more online help platform is Scam Helpers.
In Australia, you can report a scam to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Every country has its own mechanism whereby any fraud or scam victim can file a complaint.
Where can you get help?
If you have lost money to a scam, contact people you know, like your family, friends, business associates, industry associations, etc. If you have provided bank details to scammers, contact your financial institution to stop transactions immediately. Your credit card provider can perform a chargeback, which is a reversal of the transaction. If you are a victim of identity theft, act quickly to reduce your financial loss.
As soon as possible, report the scam to the concerned authorities in your jurisdiction. If the scammer has used social media to approach you, contact the platform and inform them. Change online passwords if you think your computer is hacked. You can also contact Scam Helpers at +44 745 128 3224 immediately. Call your local police.
Better yet, write reviews of scam brokers on available social media, forums, and the internet to alert the public and authorities.
Before you report a scammer, here are some basic rules.
Before reporting a scam, see that you have done your homework properly. Keep all the correspondence you had with scammers like messages, emails, invoices, chats, payments history, the amount paid, etc. Note down whom all you contacted during the scam process. Their names, numbers, email IDs, etc. List all information you have shared with scammers, like PINs, passwords, bank details, etc. The date and the amount you paid to scammers and your payment mode.
Be clear and concise about the problem you are facing. Include only the most important dates, events, amounts, and communications you have had with the broker.
Who we are?
We, Scam Helpers, are registered fund recovery service providers. We are a dedicated team of professionals from different occupations. Our main aim is to recover lost or stolen funds from forex scams, cryptocurrency scams, binary scams, or any other scams. In case you need any of our registration information, click here.
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