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A Quick Reminder To Report All ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost.

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How Do You Properly Report Scammers?

REPORT EVERY SCAM – IT MATTERS!

It is essential that law enforcement knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do immediately – eventually, the data does accumulate and can result in an arrest.

Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:

  1. Local Police – if needed ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance – get a police report number – make sure you identify any you sent money to in your own country
  2. U.S. State Police CybercrimesCybercrimes Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. Unit (if you live in the U.S. or the Cybercrimes Unit in your own country – most countries have them now) – they will take the matter more seriously and provide you with more help than local police
  3. Your National Police or
    1. FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. www.IC3.gov
    2. FTCFTC The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil (non-criminal) U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection. The FTC can also act as a clearinghouse for criminal reports sent to other agencies for investigation and prosecution. To learn more visit www.FTC.gov or to report fraud visit ReportFraud.FTC.gov www.FTC.gov/complaint or ReportFraud.FTC.gov
    3. RCMP in Canada
    4. ActionFraud in the UK
    5. ScamWatch in Australia
    6. Europol in Europe
  4. The SCARS|CDN™ Cybercriminal Data Network – Worldwide Reporting Network on www.Anyscam.com
  5. Also, report it to the social media platform – sometimes it will take more than one report, but this helps disrupt their connection to their current victims

This helps your government understand the problem, and allows law enforcement to add scammers on watch lists worldwide. Your reports are essential even if the police cannot take action!

Please be sure to report all scammers on www.Anyscam.com

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