How To Report Scams
Wondering how to report scams? If you’ve been the victim of some disreputable character’s fraudulent activity, or even if you’ve managed to thwart a scam attempt, it’s best to report it. Your report may help authorities to catch the crook, or at the very least, stop him from striking again.
- Contact the police to report scams. If you’ve been a victim of a scam, don’t hang your head in shame. You have nothing to be ashamed of, but the crook does. Give police the details, so they have a chance of stopping these criminal antics.
- Call your bank. If a scam artist has managed to rope you into purchasing something from him, call your bank and see whether you can stop payment on the check or stop the debit card payment. If your account has been compromised altogether, your bank may agree to close your account or take other steps to keep the crook from emptying your bank account.
- Report a scam to your credit card company. If you’ve used a credit card to purchase an item or service and found that you’ve been scammed, give your credit card company a call. You may get all or some of your money back. Your credit card company may even help you to start fresh with new numbers.
- Visit the Consumer Fraud Protection Agency website to report scams online. Answer the questions and provide your contact information to make an internet fraud complaint. You can also use this site to find links to other agencies through which you can report scams.
- Contact your internet service provider to report scams. If you’ve receive scam emails, let your internet service provider know. It may want to investigate and take steps to ensure that the scam artist’s emails won’t make it into your inbox again.