I Was Scammed!

Need help or advise when you are scammed? This category posts help request from our visitors. If you are scammed, please submit an email to us and we will review before publishing them here.

If you wish to report a fraud, you can go to Internet Crime Complaint Center. (aka IC3)

IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

IC3’s mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.




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