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You can and should report fraud and scams because if you don't do something, criminals will just keep doing the same thing over and over again to other victims. Have you become a victim of an internet scam or fraud? Just because a crime is perpetrated via the net doesn't make it any less of a crime.
Let's look at some resources you can use to report internet-based crimes and fraud: The Internet Crime Complaint Center is a partnership between the US Federal Bureau of Investigations and the National White Collar Crime Center.
John Rempel of Leamington, Ontario, got an email back in July, 2007 from someone claiming to be a lawyer with a client named David Rempel who died in a 2005 bomb attack in London, England, and left behind .8 million dollars.
The scammer will usually say it’s a long-lost relative or the victim, or the deceased millionaire had no relatives so they sought for someone who shared the same last name. “He sounded very happy and said God bless you.”The man told him he had to pay ,500 to transfer the money into his name.
2Following the discoveries, civil actions aiming to recover the money were commenced in Brazil, Switzerland, Hong Kong, the United States of America and in Nigeria.
The Online Better Business Bureau of the US and Canada has a site for consumers that will aid you in making complaints against internet-based retailers and other businesses.
Rempel’s contact assured him he’d “negotiated the fee down to ,000”.
Rempel decided to travel to London to check that the deal was legit.
He was extradited to Switzerland to answer similar charges of money-laundering.
On October 31 2003, he too admitted involvement in the fraud.
was a Brazilian bank at the centre of the 419 scam, which was described as the “single biggest advanced fee fraud case in the whole world” by the former chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Alhaji Nuhu Ribadu. The money was remitted by swift transfers through various banks to accounts controlled by Nigerian nationals, Ikechukwu Christian Anajemba, Emmanuel Odinigwe Nwude, Nzeribe Okoli and Amaka Anajemba (wife of Ikechukwu Christian Anajemba).