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The Internet has made it extremely easy to distribute information to millions of people, including fraudulent business deals and email scams. Fraud and scams are lurking all over the Internet, waiting for innocent victims who will pay or give out their personal details for what they think might be a legitimate business deal. Being aware of what's true and what's not plays a large part in being a responsible citizen of the cyber world.

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Reporting a Scam- What you need to know before reporting a scam

Reporting a Scam- What you need to know before reporting a scam

If you find out that you have been caught to a scam or you have been tricked by a scammer do not be embarrassed or ashamed to report it. There are many people who have become victims of scams and have gone ahead with it or kept quiet so that they have not been shamed or embarrassed in public, Those who continue with the scam end up in jail or in a lot of danger and those who want to keep quiet are not helping or doing a favor to anyone else with their silence.

Those who have been scammed should make it known and warm others to keep away and create a lot of awareness. Ignorance and lack of facts and information is why people fall for scams in the fist place.

However, you need to be careful for your own sake as well when reporting a scam.

There are pranksters and people with malicious thoughts who try to report companies that they have a personal grudge with and report them as scams. This is not what we want, we want to apprehend and stop the real scammers.

Therefore, even if you suspect that you have been sent a scam email or just got off the phone with someone who is trying to sell you a scam you need some evidence and a good enough reason to make the authorities know that you are dealing with a scammer.

Here is a look what you need to identify and know before reporting a scam:-

- If you get an email or a telephone call saying that that are calling from X company, after they hang up check the BBB if the company is listed. Ask for the companies contact details if they have emailed you or called you. Scams will not give you a proper address and they will only give a mobile phone number. This is a scam

- If a lottery scammer sends you an email saying that you have won a lottery, ask them to authenticate the lottery number and the agent. When you ask such questions, it is very likely that a scam will not answer you back unless they are bold enough or think they can fool you. On the other hand if this genuine case, the lottery company will give out the winning ticket number and the agent details.

- If you feel that there is unnecessary pressure to give out your personal details and make you pay.

- If you are asked to take part in cross border action this is a sure sign of a scam.

- Transferring and paying money to obtain online work is also s scam.

- Requests where the buyer sends you excess money and want you to send a refund are all sure signs of scams

Once you report a scam to the local authorities well in time before actually falling for it you should keep in mind that you will have to go through the following to help nab the scammers and protect others from getting involved in a scam:-

- You will be involved in a series of statements

- You will need to give some time to help the authorities probe into the investigation

- You may need to reestablish connection with the scammers to help the authorities track them down and obtain personal information

- Involve your self in a forum, where you report scams

- Need to protect yourself and your family in case the scammers get to know that you are taking action.

- Keep your employer informed that you were a victim of a scam and that you have reported it

- Stay away from your home if the authorities feel that you are in danger of a physical attack from the scammers as most often they resort to violence

- Cooperate fully with the authorities to catch the scammers

- Get in touch with other victims who have fallen for the same scam and form a support group.
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