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Throughout Social Media, You Are Drowned In Fake Money Recovery Scams
Here is our guide for how you can tell the real ones from the fake one! Yes, there actually are real money recovery companies.
First: Anyone That Openly Engages In Direct Messages Or Social Media Comments About Money Recovery Is 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.
Here Is One Common Fake Comment On Facebook:
Strangely, these kinds of fake money recovery post comments seem to come from Portuguese profiles.
Here Is A Fake Money Recovery ScamRecovery Scam 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. Email:
Dear 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. victim,
This is National Crime Investigation Center USA.
In our investigations from banks on International and National Funds Transfer (INFT) protocols in the past 10 years from all banks worldwide. We have come across your contact details and records with one of these Banks. In view of the carried investigations, we have contacted you confidentially for vital information toward your transaction with this bank. It was clear that the bank have delayed your payment thereby looking for a means to divert your fund to different individual account not belonging to you.
However, all bank officials who mishandled your transaction has been duly sacked and management dissolved and dismissed from bank work as a result of this attempt. Upon our investigation conclusion, we found out that your transaction was legitimate and for this reason, a compensation amount of $3,150,567.00 (Three million one hundred and fifty thousand, five hundred and sixty seven dollars) has been allocated to you for immediate payment through our accredited bank, Platinum Federal Credit Union USA.
Kindly contact the compensation paying officer with the below details.
Name: Mr. Giacomo De Giorgi
Mr. Scott Grog
An Instant Message Example:
Second: There Are Real Money Recovery Companies
Real money recovery companies do exist, but they are very few in number.
Unfortunately, real money recovery companies and fake ones will sound similar. They will both ask for money because these are not free services.
However, here is the big difference:
- Real money recovery businesses are real corporations (or limited liability corporations or nonprofits).
- You can verify their status by asking for their full corporate name and in what US State, Canadian Province, or Country they are incorporated in. For example: MyChargeBack.com’s corporate name is “Cactil, LLC”
- You can go to their State and look up their corporate status (such as for MyChargeBack.com):
- Then check their Better Business Bureau status and rating: such as here
HERE IS WHAT A REAL COMPANY LOOKS LIKE:
SCARS investigated MyChargeBack.com and found it to be real, ethical, and professional, but you should never simply accept any recommendation without first doing your own research. This one is both a money recovery and legal services for-profit company and there is never a guarantee that you will get your money back. Talk to them first, then do your research before you decide on anything.
Government Money Recovery
As many of you know, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission entered into settlements with the two major Money Transfer Services – Western Union & Money Gram – to repay scam victims.
- The Western Union program has come and is no longer accepting claims – learn more here.
- The MoneyGram program may still be open – learn more here.
Sadly, many groups simply give you a knee-jerk reaction and say all money recovery is a scam. Most are, some are not. In any profession, there are fakes (such as amateur anti-scam groups for that matter) and you have to do your homework to know and be sure. Don’t simply listen to one group and not do your own research.
Real money recovery companies are regulated by their state professional licensing and consumer protection laws. You need to verify first, at then you have recourse if it does not work out. This is why it is so important to do the research first.
Good luck and stay safe!
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It is essential that law enforcement knows about 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. & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.
Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:
- Local Police – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance
- U.S. State Police (if you live in the U.S.) – they will take the matter more seriously and provide you with more help than local police
- Your National Police or 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 »
- The SCARS|CDN™ Cybercriminal Data Network – Worldwide Reporting Network on « www.Anyscam.com »
This helps your government understand the problem, and allows law enforcement to add scammers on watch lists worldwide.
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