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SCAMMERS PRETENDING TO BE 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. AGENTS

One of the new techniques that scammers are trying now is to pretend to be FBI agents after you admit that you know their scamScam 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.!

They do this in a number of ways, all are relatively stupid, because they really have no idea what they are doing, but as the saying goes, there is one born every minute.

IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE PRETENDING TO BE AN FBI AGENT …

Get every detail you can. Nothing angers the FBI more than scammers impersonating them. It you can give them real details, they will act!

Ask the “Agent” for the following:

  1. Their full name – if verbally, ask them to spell it
  2. What type of agent are they? (Yes there are different types)
  3. What is their badge number – it will be amusing
  4. Ask them to send you a photo of their ID (please share these with us).
  5. If they say they are currently in Africa, ask them why and where they are assigned.
  6. Ask for their contact information, phone and email.

If they refuse any of these, or say they are working undercover – they are a fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim..

You will need this for the FBI to go after them!

HOW DO YOU KNOW THEY ARE A FAKER AGENT?

It is simple, call the FBI!

If You Are A Victim File A Complaint

If you live in the U.S. call you local office – they have one in every major city. Look it up online. Call and ask them to confirm the identity of “Agent-X”  They will or they will say they have no agent by that name in that location. You can report right then on the phone that you were contacted by a scammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. pretending to be an agent.

If you need it, here is the FBI’s contact information: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us

IF THEY SAY THEY ARE ATTACHED TO A LOCAL EMBASSY

Simply contact the embassy and ask them using their official contact information.

You can find the contact information for every U.S. Embassy around the world here: http://www.usembassy.gov/

THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT!

This also works for the Canadian RCMPRCMP The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) // Gendarmerie royale du Canada (GRC)), colloquially known as the Mounties, and is the federal and national police service of Canada, providing law enforcement at the federal level. The RCMP also provides provincial policing in eight of Canada's provinces (all except Ontario and Quebec) and local policing on a contract basis in the three territories (Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon) and more than 150 municipalities, 600 Indigenous communities, and three international airports. The RCMP do not provide active provincial or municipal policing in Ontario or Quebec. However, all members of the RCMP have jurisdiction as a police officer in all provinces and territories of Canada. and Interpol. Collect the same info, and contact them, either through their offices or local embassies.

Canada Royal Canadian Mounted PoliceRCMP The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) // Gendarmerie royale du Canada (GRC)), colloquially known as the Mounties, and is the federal and national police service of Canada, providing law enforcement at the federal level. The RCMP also provides provincial policing in eight of Canada's provinces (all except Ontario and Quebec) and local policing on a contract basis in the three territories (Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon) and more than 150 municipalities, 600 Indigenous communities, and three international airports. The RCMP do not provide active provincial or municipal policing in Ontario or Quebec. However, all members of the RCMP have jurisdiction as a police officer in all provinces and territories of Canada.: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cont/index-eng.htm

Canadian Embassies: http://travel.gc.ca/assistance/embassies-consulates

Interpol: http://www.interpol.int/

Australian Federal Police: http://www.afp.gov.au/contact

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