This site is for romance victims to post West African Scams, that lead their targeted victims to a “419 Advance Fee Financial Fraud; theft by deception – under false pretense”.
Unfortunately, RomanceScams cannot post USA citizens as scammers due to “Defamation of Character”. Without the protocol – action of court proceedings, and an actual Judgement signed and sealed by a presiding Judge and recorded as “GUILTY or NOT GUILTY” (Innocent until proven guilty) of a crime and post as PUBLIC record. Or RomanceScams can be facing a liability lawsuit.
We are sorry this type of crime does not meet the International RomanceScams criteria for 419 AFFF.
Whether you have been scammed or not, it is always important to know whether the guy you are about to give your heart to, and share personal information with, is most probable a teenager in Nigeria, Ghana, S. Africa, UK, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, (hotbed scammer countries) messing with your heart, mind and soul; for a quick buck.
Please report the scam\financial fraud, to your Local Police Department Cyber-Unit or Fraud Task Force as a:
Nigerian 419 Advance Fee Financial Fraud.
Internet Crime; Theft by Deception\Fraud Under False Pretense and a;
419 Fraud: Electronic Fund Transfers – False Claims of Financial Distress.
If you call the FBI, they will may refer you to your local law enforcement but call them anyway.
(To get threats on record; You can record the scammer phone calls and make a copy of the recorded tape or print out the emails and take the tape or printed emails down to your local law enforcement office.)
If police refuse to file the report: do this, tell the police you want to file a “General Report” unless they suggest a different type of report (CAD report).
FBI ADVISE; “IF” – Local Police Departments “hesitate” to take fraud victim’s report because victims gave their money freely to the scammer when the victim report the fraud as a “Romance Scam.”
The FBI suggest victims to go back to the police department and insist to file a report that scammer harasses you, bullies you, intimidates you (or threatens to blackmail, extort you, with intimate photos or video recordings, threatens to send a death squad to harm you or family.)
Include the conversation, texts, email, IM messages & video\audio web-chat recordings, and a screen shot of scammer account with URL disclosed in the screenshot; as evidence; for creditability.
Make sure you have multiple CD or flash drive, copies of evidence saved off your devices for safety if a scammer decides to crash your devices, or block you from your accounts, or deletes your files, etc. You will need to hand over proof of the cyber-crime to all entities you file the fraud report with. Make sure you get a signed receipt with entity letterhead, for the material you leave with each entity.
REPORT MILITARY IMPOSTERS:
MILITARY IMPOSTERS, (only if you encountered a military Impostor):
Copy & Paste the email into the text message box
One Complete IP Header and email will do if scammer is using the same email address for all received emails.
Please visit the following link for reporting information and counterfeit documents scammers use in Military romance scams.
http://www.cid.army.mil/romance_scam.html (safe link)
http://www.army.mil/article/108266/ (Safe Link)
CID strongly recommends that Soldiers, civilians and family members who come across any known suspicious social networking or dating site profile or are solicited in this fashion from a person posing as a U.S. Soldier, immediately email CID at Army.CID.Crime.Tips@mail.mil.
Impersonation Fraud & Romance Scams
Also, send the same information to; firstname.lastname@example.org
FTC has been urging everyone to file their complaints with the FTC.
The FBI stopped sharing the information with the shared computer that all agencies have access to.
The link to file with the FTC that is specific to Romance Scam is:
Go to https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#&panel1-1 Then select Scams & Rip-offs;
then scroll to Romance Scams – which takes you to the first link.
REPORT FINANCIAL LOSSES:
REPORT MONETARY LOSSES
Go to Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | Home-page [http://www.ic3.gov]
Below is the link to file with the FTC that is specific to Romance Scams
Please make sure to make a copy of the report because you will not have access once you finish completing the report and submit. Take a screen shot or copy the report as you complete the entering all details.
Then select Scams & Rip-offs and under that they will find Romance Scams which basically takes them to the first link.
If you wired money or made a bank to bank transaction, please have all receipts ready to include in your report.
This is for all 419 ADVANCE FEE FRAUD aka, romance scam, “no matter if you are not in USA”; please file your scam report. After completing the report, you will receive a letter acknowledging your report for your records.
You can also use the IC3 letter with your local police report number to report in your next income annual tax report filing (USA citizens) and to aid reporting to your local police department.
The IC3 is also DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE that you are a victim of a scam.
If you have not suffered a financial loss, please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 877-382-4357or- FTC Complaint Assistant
, or visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)/Home
REPORTING BANK FRAUD TO YOUR BANK:
FBI instructs; that – local Police departments hesitate to take victims reports because victims gave their money freely to the scammer.
The FBI instructs victims to go back to the police department and insist to file a report that scammer harasses you, in addition to fraud under false pretenses.
HELP FRAUD AID.COM REPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT:
Report your romance scam to fraudaid.com, In their home page First please visit the SOLUTION CENTER. View the TUTORIAL so you can understand the process to file your report with fraudaid.com .
If you are in “imminent danger of arrest” please file that report if you have aided in money laundering, or illegal electronic money transferring activities with the scammer.
If you have received or are receiving threatening emails, please forward them to Fraud Aid following the instructions you will find: How to find the full headers in your email service and file an email report.
Get the Taxman After the Conman (Tax Evasion)
(In the USA)
Did the scammer report your losses as income or did they hide it somewhere? If you suspect any tax fraud activity, you can report it to the USA Internal Revenue Service toll free number.
You may even get a reward by filing a Form 211 with the IRS.
(IRS will investigate your report, then forward info to state privacy protection office to help photo victims. IRS will not inform you of their actions)
Check in your country where you can report this VIOLATION OF INCOME DISCLOSURE.
International Reporting Agencies:
eConsumer.gov – Provides information on consumer protection laws in thirteen countries and offer consumers a way to file cross-border e-commerce complaints online.
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If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, contact us at 1-800-448-1492.
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It’s our goal to educate consumers on ways to safeguard their money and personal information and avoid becoming a victim of consumer fraud. Visit our list of common consumer scams to know what to look for. Keep in mind that other scams exist, so it’s always safest to use common sense when sending money. The most important tip we can give is, do not send money to someone you do not know.
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Where to get help if you get scammed. If you are the victim of a money transfer scam, first report the incident to your local police. Next, file a report with the various resources. And always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call right away at 855-355-2145. or
by e-mail at FraudPrevention@riafinancial.com.
Here is a list of several resources that provide helpful information to protect you and your family.
Federal Trade Commission
National Consumers League (U.S.)
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Scam Watch – Money Matters
Australian Consumer Fraud Taskforce (ACFT)
WAL-MART FRAUD: aka, Walmart2Walmart:
Walmart2Walmart/RIA Fraud Hotline ……. 1-855-355-2145
For more information:
Walmart Privacy & Security Fraud Alerts
The Better Business Bureau
UAE Prince Scams
Do not correspond with any of these criminals in any way.
Avoid getting cheated or scammed in Dubai
CROWN PRINCE OF DUBAI SCAMS
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Crown Prince of Dubai.
City Tower 2, Office 1702
Sheikh Zayed Rd, Trade Center First
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Crown Prince Fazza Of Dubai Tumblr reviews and fraud and scam reports.
BEWARE: FAKE CELEBRITIES SCAM UAE RESIDENTS
The Nigerian prince scam will never die. It’s lasted in various forms for decades now, but the latest iteration is downright amazing. Leaving aside the part where this is obviously bullshit, does anyone believe the Nigerian government actually paid enough this dude to have $15 million sitting around in a bank account, even with interest?
Never fall for it when someone offers you something for the return of someone that you’ve never heard of. Especially in this day and age, when a simple internet search should help you out.
These scammers use many versions of scams to gain your trust and confidence – in the end you money too.