What To Do If You Are A Fraud Victim

  • June 19, 2024
  • 4 min read

If you’ve been a victim of any kind of online scam or crypto scam or other type of fraud one of the things that happens a lot of times is you feel like you’re stupid you feel like you did something wrong you feel like maybe you’re an idiot don’t feel that way these scammers know what they’re doing here’s a perfect example they stole a million dollars from a government and a town right these people have accountants CEOs bookkeepers that take care of their money and they got scammed so these are very sophisticated fraudsters they know what they’re doing they use what’s called social engineering in case you don’t know what that is it’s figuring out exactly how to say the right words to convince you to do what they want you to do and they know what to do they do this thousands of times a day they polish their words they know what works they know what doesn’t work so don’t feel like you did anything wrong you may have lost money but it doesn’t make you stupid it makes you somebody who you know unluckily cross path to one of these scammers.

City Accidentally Gave Away a Million Dollars
They stole a million dollars from a city town in Idaho that was trying to buy some equipment in this case the scammers tricked the employees to send a million dollars to fake contractor the payment was intended for a Wastewater project but was diverted to their account um FBI is investigating small City accidentally gave away a million dollars accidentally gave away a million dollar right um an employee sent a payment of 1, 19251 meant for contractors but it went to scammers and scammers impersonated representatives of a contractor social engineering gain the trust it’s a long story I mean it’s a it’s a you know broken record story.

What to Do if You’ve Been Scammed
So what do you do well if you’ve been a victim of a scam first thing to do is don’t send any more money report it immediately to the ic3 FBI local law enforcement and then take a look at what your options are you can check out our website active intel.com gives you a lot of resources and tools for fraud victims we also have Consulting and counseling live one-on-one with victims to talk about what your options are uh we actually give courses to investigators on fraud victim uh relationships because a fraud victim is more than just somebody who lost money this is going to have an effect on your life a lot of times investigators are very cold and logical and rational and they just say yep here’s your fraud we found it and they walk away you need more than just somebody to tell you what happened you need to know what you do next where your support resources are and that you’re not alone in the world so if you are a victim of any kind of a fraud make sure you get good support you get good resources don’t try to do this all on your own.

Accessing Support
And you’re going to maybe find places that you try to reach out to that can’t help you you sometimes law enforcement can’t help you they turn you away your local police department might turn you away right um even FBI might say well we’ll take the case but they’re not going to be sending somebody to your house to counsel you they they have other jobs to do so make sure that you get good access to support when you’ve been scammed out of significant money and don’t give up if you haven’t found somebody yet that can help you out.

Personal Consultations Available
Thank you for watching remember you can access live one-on-one personal consultations with a licensed private investigator a licensed commercial uh insurance broker licensed certified real estate title examiner also a certified civil court mediator so if you have a need to talk to an expert in any of these fields or even a licensed building general contractor you can click the link below actual human.com and arrange a live one-on-one undivided attention with a license expert where you can ask any questions get information about your situation and we’d be glad to help.

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