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Literally Every Day We Are Attacked For Not Doing Our Job!

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But What Is Our Job?

So Many Victims Have No Idea How 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. Work Or What Is Realistic To Expect

We spend vast amounts of time explaining the process, working to help victims directly through our assistance and recovery programs – helping them set rational expectations, yet many are so enraged they are incapable of even hearing us.

HERE IS A SET OF COMMENTS FROM A RECENT VICTIM [UNEDITED]:

I have reported a sscammer recently Steve Lawson gave all info and have not heard from you he wants more money of course wont get it and also a stolen profile of my friend they got me for 1000s of dollars and a military 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. who took me for 35000 dollars i want to report all but if i dont hear for more info i cannot do so please contact me’

But I have a few more to report but I have to know you guys are doing your job and letting me know that they’re caught

We asked what she thought our job was?

doing your job meaning that you guys are going to catch these people I gave you a lot of information that should be easy to get him and I have a lot of scammers and they come from the website POF 99.9% of the ones I met were all scammers Yvonne last me for money they’ve asked me for everything else and I don’t appreciate it but I want to know that they are being caught because I’d like to put this behind me and if nobody’s telling me anything that I don’t know

plus I’m very adamant as far as being a single parent that I know they’re caught because what they’ve done to me they’re doing to a lot of others and I’m not happy until I know

I have a lot of information on both or all three people and you guys really should see if you can’t get them

In exploring what this person wanted …

Well good night that’s why I reported to you cuz I hope you help me as well I’ve had enough of online scammers online dating sites that are all scammers it’s ridiculous you guys should have put forth to have these places shut down

We explained that we are not police …

well then you’re telling me that you’re no good because you not here to help catch them I recovered my life I live like I’m a single mother with a beautiful son and I have a job and I have family I don’t need scammers if you’re not going to help me I will find somebody who will and I’ll bust their ass my phone

We offered to help her recover emotionally – that she is clearly very angry …

you’re not here to help me you’re here to help yourself so in other words I don’t want nothing to do with you guys cuz you don’t do anyting you are from romance 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. and I knew from the beginning they were nothing but crackheads because that’s all they do is try to get you to pay them money for this that and every other thing that’s not legal if it’s free it’s free if you guys ain’t going to help people what good are you you should be helping me get these people

We continued to try and calm her but then she accused us of being scammers too …

I hate to tell you I know what I fell into and I can tell you a scammer probably from the first time I

As we tried to explain what we do …

I don’t need your help to recover my life my life is recovered I’m worried about getting them arrested and I don’t live in a fantasy world thank you very much bye bye now cuz I don