Money Recovery – What Is Real & What Is Not! [UPDATED]
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What Is Real & What Is Not! [UPDATED]
This article is going to force you to look at some very blunt and harsh truths …
Money Recovery Services Are Not All Real – Most Are Not!
Scammers know you. They know that when you are the victim of a Romance 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. and lost money that you are going to be desperate to get your money back – to recover it.
The problem is that once it is in the 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.’s hands it is gone for good! Unless there is an option to get it back
Unfortunately, there are very few options!
It will be laundered or hidden or invested in other things. Even if the scammers are arrested in Nigeria, or Malaysia, or the Philippines, or wherever – the local governments will keep any money they seize.
LAST YEAR – 2020
Over 67,000+ scammers were arrested worldwide. However, none of their victims received hardly any money back. It was mostly kept by the agencies and governments that arrested them.
Holding Out Hope Is Natural But Not Always Real
Holding out hope of recovery is natural. During the early stages after your 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., you are desperate, you have not yet fully accepted what has happened to you. There must be someone that will help you, someone that will save you! The police must be able to do it and then you find they (in most cases) cannot. You then turn to groups online to save you – someone must know how to do this, but they don’t.
Arrests are possible in specific cases but money recovery almost never is unless it is done by someone fully verified. It is just something you have to confront and accept for your own sanity.
It is just not real in most cases. It is just like the hope that you had when you believed the romance scammer’s stories and lies about your future together.
Being Scammed Again And Again
Scammers know that if you were scammed once that you are highly susceptible to being scammed again and again. The information about victims are placed on lists that are bought and sold from scammer group to group just like telemarketing list. They know that if they can hit you at the right time with the right pitch you will give them more money.
Money Recovery scamsRecovery Scams If you've already fallen for a scam, another scammer may call you and offer to get you your money back for a fee. Their goal is to double-dip and steal more of your money. Unfortunately, in most cases, only real law enforcement or your government can get your money back. There are exceptions, but you are safer to avoid all recovery options. are just another type of scam that scammers push down onto unsuspecting victims on their list.
After a romance scam, scammers will frequently try additional scams, such as:
- Investigative scams to get your money to investigate and arrest your scammers
- Money Recovery scams to help you get your money back, and others.
But they are just scams.
SCARS does not recommend any companies that can get your money back reliably.
There are almost no victims that ever get their money back. Notice that we did not say never, because in simple fact some victims did get their money back, but it is pure luck.
Western Union and MoneyGram
Yes, the United States Federal Trade Commission has settled with both of these companies to refund money back to victims. This is real and ongoing. The Western Union Program is refunding money to victims who lost money before February 2017, and MoneyGram is still pending.
In these programs, you had to or will have to apply for the refund and they will be managed by designated law firms. You will find information here on our website or on the www.FTC.gov website about these programs.
Remember, there is no cost to apply for or receive your money under these 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 programs.
Money Recovery Scams Constantly Pop Up
From time to time we see posts and comments from scammers or their Mules making it look like it is easy. You just hire a company and magically your money is returned making you whole again. You pay a $1,000 or more and poof, instant recovery, except it is just another lie from a scammer. This is a fantasy. All it is is yet another way to scam you out of more money when you are most vulnerable.
IS MONEY RECOVERY JUST ANOTHER SCAM? YES & NO!
Here Is An Example Comment From A Scammer About Money Recovery:
I have an advice to you all, STOP BEING A VICTIM TO ALL THIS ROMANCE SCAM. I am saying all this because i was once a victim to a romance scammer who played with me emotionally and ended up making away with my $125,000 in sum. I was so confused on what to do until my boss referred me to a recovery agency. They helped me get my lost funds back. Thanks to kingrecovery01 at gmail dot com who guided me step by step until i got all my money back
Scammers buy and sell lists of victims for exactly this purpose (or worse). Please do not fall for this!
We Cannot Stop You From Believing In Yet Another Scam!
After all, just look at how many victims join fake or amateur anti-scam groups on social media.
We can only present the factual information in the hope that you have learned enough to recognize the truth when you see it.
We hope you do!
We wish you all the best and hope you do not fall for another scam or hold out the delusional hope that somehow someone is going to save you. The world just does not work that way.
At this stage what you should focus on is your own emotional recovery and that requires acceptance of what happened and what your situation really is. We can help you with that, just let us know – we offer real professional SCARS Approved Scam Victims’ Assistance and Support GroupsSupport Groups In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic, such as romance scams. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy. They can be supervised or not. SCARS support groups are moderated by the SCARS Team and or volunteers..
THERE IS NO GOOD NEWS
Previously, SCARS was working with a real money recovery business to help victims, but because of the pandemic, they appear to have gone out of business. If you paid any money to a recovery business and they did not perform demand your money back, and if that fails contact the State Attorney General’s office to obtain help.
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By the SCARS™ Editorial Team
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A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims.
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