The reaon why many scams happen is because the scammers got away with their previous scams. Have you wondered: who should I report to in the event that I am scammed? Going to the police station in your neighborhood could be daunting, but there are actually smart ways you could report. Will you get your money or other valuables back if you report? Why should you even report? Let’s answer some salient questions.
Will I get my money back if I report?
Yes and No. Your chances of getting your lost items depends on a lot of factors. Factors like when you reported, who you reported to, how you reported, where the scam took place, mode through which you were scammed and the type of scam involved. If for instance the scam involves you transferring money to another account, you stand higher chances of recovering your loss. But what if it involves bitcoins, especially if the scammer is experienced? You have lower chances.
Why should you report?
Reporting can achieve three things:
1. You can recover your loss and have the culprit apprehended, thus saving others from being victims.
2. Reporting can help the authorities have fuller understanding of patterns of scam.
3. Reporting can dissuade a scammer from moving forward in his illicit business. Merely having the knowledge that he has been reported to the authorities can force him to abandone fraud for fear of being nabbed.
Who should you report to?
If bank transfer was involved, report to your bank with all the necessary evidences within your reach. Also report to EFCC through their website, www.efccnigeria.org or e-mail them at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter @officialEFCC or the Nigerian Police Force with website at www.nigeriapolice.org and email email@example.com or Twitter @policeNG.
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