1️⃣ Federal Trade Commission (FTC): You can report scams to the FTC by visiting their website at ftc.gov/complaint. The FTC is a federal agency that works to prevent fraudulent and unfair business practices.
2️⃣ Better Business Bureau (BBB): The BBB is a non-profit organization that helps consumers find trustworthy businesses and charities. You can report scams to the BBB through their website at bbb.org/scamtracker.
3️⃣ Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3): The IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). You can report internet crimes, including scams, to the IC3 through their website at ic3.gov.
4️⃣ Your state’s Attorney General’s Office: You can also report scams to your state’s Attorney General’s Office. They may have a consumer protection division that handles these types of complaints.
5️⃣ American Association of Retired Persons: It is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and advocacy for people over the age of 50. They have a fraud watch network that allows members to report scams and fraud. You can report a scam to AARP by calling their fraud helpline at 1-877-908-3360 or by filling out an online form on their website at aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/.
6️⃣ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): It is another important organization where you can report scams. The CFPB is a federal agency that works to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices by financial institutions. You can report scams related to financial products or services to the CFPB by visiting their website at consumerfinance.gov/complaint or by calling their toll-free number at 1-855-411-2372.
7️⃣ The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): If the scam involves investment fraud, you can report it to the SEC by visiting their website at sec.gov/complaint or by calling their toll-free hotline at 1-800-732-0330.
8️⃣ The National Fraud Information Center (NFIC): The NFIC is a project of the National Consumers League that provides information and resources to help consumers avoid fraud. You can report scams to the NFIC by calling their toll-free hotline at 1-800-876-7060 or by filling out an online form on their website at fraud.org.
9️⃣ The Internal Revenue Service (IRS): If the scam involves tax fraud, such as someone pretending to be an IRS agent or requesting payment of taxes through unusual methods, you can report it to the IRS by visiting their website at irs.gov and searching for “Report Phishing” or by calling their toll-free hotline at 1-800-366-4484.
Scammed? What to do!
1️⃣ Collect evidence by taking screen shots of all trades, messages and communications, money transfer addresses, their websites, etc.
2️⃣ If you used a bank card to make a payment to a scammer, contact your bank immediately. Tell them that you used this card to make a payment to the scammer and ask if they can refund your money trough a Chargeback process.
3️⃣ You can report the company/person who scammed you by contacting us. We will make a review and expose the crooks. May warn potential victims.
⚠️ Reminder: If you deposited your funds on a platform and they ask you to pay a “fee” or “tax” in order to withdraw your funds do not pay anything! It’s a trick to steal more funds from you.