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I Am The Victim Of A Scam. What Do I Do?

  1. Stop all communication with the scammer.
  2. Do not send any more money or personal information.
  3. Report the scam to the relevant authority, such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the U.S. or Action Fraud in the UK.
  4. Change all passwords for your affected accounts.
  5. Contact your bank or financial institution if you have sent money.
  6. Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit report.
  7. Document all relevant information, including emails and screenshots.
  8. Keep a record of your communications with law enforcement.

To report a scam to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the U.S., you can use the following resources:

  1. FTC Complaint Assistant: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/
  2. FTC’s Consumer Response Center: https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/submit-consumer-complaint-ftc
  3. FTC’s Identity Theft Hotline: 877-438-4338.
Updated on March 7, 2023

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