Solutions For Scams and Frauds

 

I wanted to help everyone by collecting some research on solutions for scams and frauds. If you have been online searching for jobs or ways to make money, chances are you have been scammed once or twice. You find an ad for this incredible product promising boat loads of cash, and the next thing you know you are into a dozen pop-ups and your credit card is maxed out.

The form you filled out had your phone number on it, Now you can expect call after call trying to sell you training. So, now what do you do?

You need to know how to get out of this mess quickly. Here are some tips to help clear it all up.

Solutions for Scams and Frauds Now

Solutions for scams and frauds immediately is to call your bank and cancel the check, or if it is a credit card, let them know IMMEDIATELY that you are the victim, and need solutions for scams and frauds.

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You can do one of two things with your credit card that will help, they will offer to remove the charge for you which is the best result.

Or, you can cancel your card to remove any chance of future charges being made.

Make Small Payments if Possible

Sometimes these “Scams” charge several payments, then canceling the card is a solution that keeps your balance intact. Always try to give the least amount possible for any deal you make. That will buy you time to see more of what the deal is about, and time to sleep on it! Sometimes things seem different after time to think about it.

If you have got caught up in a scam, then you need help to deal with that right now! I have listed ways to get real help below and I hope it helps to get you on the right track to get your money back and get these people shut down so they can’t scam others like they did you and me.

Scams Make You Feel Hopeless

I personally got caught up in these scams, and I know the pain they cause people. I know the frustration, and feeling of hopeless and not knowing where to turn. Well, then I found a program that wasn’t a scam, and it completely changed my life, and it can Scam artist in ski maskchange yours too.

You can try it for free, and make up your own mind, and if you don’t think it will help you, you can walk away, no questions asked.

My #1 Recommendation is not a scam, but a whole new opportunity to learn about scams and how to change your life forever.

I can’t make the choice for you, you have to do that. Just take a look. If you have ever thought about being wealthy, and doing what you want, whenever you want, then you need to check them out.

Solutions for Scams and Frauds and Where to go for Help

 You can notify the FTC, or Federal Trade Commission:Solutions for Scams and Frauds -Federal Trade commission Seal

Definitely, file a report there.  It is free of charge. They will investigate scams and frauds and may help get your money back.

Most importantly, they will take action on the culprits and hopefully they end up in jail. This also insures that their name is exposed as being involved in a scam or fraud. Hopefully, this helps to reduce the chance they do this to someone else.

Use this link.

Federal Trade Commission Complaint Assistant

 

 

File a report with the Attorney General’s OfficeSolutions for Scams and Frauds-U.S. Courts Seal

This is a great source. It is also free and they will investigate, and try to mediate a settlement with the culprits.

They have the influence to persuade scammers to “make things right” for you. I cannot stress enough how good a source this is. 

People do not like it when the Attorney Generals Office contacts them inquiring about anything and they tend to cooperate. So give them a try first before you call the lawyer.

Don’t Call For Updates

You need to contact the office in your state, fill out the form to file your case, and wait until they contact you. You don’t want to call and try to get an update on your case.

They will call you when they contact the other party. It takes about 3 weeks, and they let you know they are involved, or it is settled or not.

But understand, they have no legal ways to force anyone through the court system. And you must try them BEFORE you call an attorney, otherwise they can’t help you. I have used them several times before.

The Attorney Generals Office Can help

Fortunately, they were able to get the parties to refund my money to me.Once again,this is my best recommendation for anyone involved in a scam or fraud. Call the Attorney Generals Office in your state, you will most likely be glad you did.

In one case I had to settle the claim by filing charges in small claims court, and actually won. It may take some time, but sometimes it is possible to get your money back.

Attorney Generals Office   Use this link to the federal site, or search Attorney Generals Office +(your state) and fill out a complaint online.


Internet Crime Complaint CenterSolutions for Scams and Frauds -ic3-logo

This is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and The National White Collar Crime Center(NW3C).

They also have an online form you can fill out, and they are free to use. The online form here also allows you to  add more information later to your complaint. Here is the link

Internet Crime Complaint Center IC3


 The BBB, or Better Business Bureau:

This isn’t free and isn’t much help anyway. Why do I say that? Well unfortunately it appears that the BBB is catering to businesses who have bought the “BBB” seal of an Solutions for Scams and Frauds-BBB Logoaccredited business.

It shouldn’t be that way at all, but they seem to be a waste of time and BBB memberships are a way to make money for themselves.

I had tried them several times myself. I was usually told that the business is not registered with them.So. they have little power.

Or the business claims they did all they could and the BBB  stands behind the business.Then, they send you to the Attorney Generals Office anyway.


Call an Attorney and Take Them to Court

This is costly! You have to be sure that it is worth pursuing through the courts. I have taken some small claims to local small claims court and won.

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It will cost you the attorneys fee first of all, then sometimes their are court costs also involved, that you may recover if you win. But it could also be appealed(usually it isn’t, for small claims like $500 to $1000).

However, it could be, and you have the right to appeal if you lose. Then you go to the higher court systems, here in Pa it is the county courts. There the costs get higher.

Scammers Bet You Will Drop the Case

Also, you can appeal to the federal courts, depending on the amount. Whether it is going to be worth pursuing is up to you. This is where the scam artists thrive. People have to drop the case simply because it’s not worth pursuing. It will only cost more, and they have no choice.

At last check, I know that to take a case to the supreme court, was a minimum court fee of $10,000. So, that is out of the question unless you have been scammed for many times that amount.

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I am continuing to check for additional ways to fight these guys. If you have any tricks that you have used or are aware of, please let me know. I will pass it on.

If you have any questions or concerns please or leave a reply below. Thank You!

Chas

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10 thoughts on “Solutions For Scams and Frauds”

  1. I started getting scammed since I was in middle school!  I always worked to help support myself and my family and would scour classified ads.  Even back then it was hard to weed through the legitimate jobs.  

    Unfortunately, I never learned my lesson until later in life!  I have even been a part of class action suits against some pretty horrible scammers.  

    I love seeing authors like you who are out here protecting the masses from letting this happen to them!  We all need to stick together and fight crime.  Anyone and everyone can be a victim if you don’t know what to look out for!  

    Thank you for not just telling us about the problems of internet crimes but, giving us solutions that can save a lot of heartache, headaches and, empty wallets!

    • Hi Fyre,

      Thank you for your kind words! I can feel the pain you felt because I have been there as well. All the people who have suffered loss, and much more sincere and sympathetic to others who suffer losses.

      Thank you for your praise, I am humbled. I do get a great deal of satisfaction from helping others in the real world who have been through sleepless nights agonizing over being so stupid! But, it is the scammer that is so cunning and clever, that traps us! Very intelligent people have been scammed!

      Thank you Fyre, your comments were truly heartfelt,

      Chas

  2. Hi Chas,

    It’s great to actually see an article detailing what to do if you have been scammed. I’m sure many people, myself included don’t know how to go about addressing this if they have been a victim of scam. 

    In today’s world, scamming is becoming more and more present since the innovation of the internet and these points really do help in getting the right advice or pointing in the right direction to stop it progressing any further.

    A great read thank you

    • Hi Ronan,

      That is exactly why I started this website. It happened to me and it is very uncomfortable to be in that situation. It would have been nice to have a crutch, so now people have one.

      Yes, it is especially difficult when you spend your life savings, and invest it into something that is a fraud, and now it is gone, what do you do? it is better to avoid scams completely for sure, and nobody goes looking to get trapped by some scammer, but it happens! Solutions for Scams and Frauds give people that much needed hope to getting their money back. It is a sickening feeling to lose money!

      Thanks for your comments, Ronan,

      Chas

  3. Thanks for providing information on sources to help solve scams and frauds. While  reporting to federal and state officials helps in the long run, it is difficult and costly to pursue scammers at the local level. Not all states have small claims courts. So it would require using an attorney. 

    It is sad to know that scammers target people who are desperate for money and are not as careful in performing their due diligence or research before putting money into money-making opportunities.

    • Hi Glen,

      Every state in the U.S. has an Attorney Generals Office. They are available for no charge, and Consumer fraud protection is one of the duties of the Attorney Generals Office. So, that is why I always tell everyone to contact the AG first, before doing any legal actions, it is free of charge!

      Most counties in the U.S. have small claims court for under $10,000. Pa where I live has district magistrates locally in most cities, where you can get a claim judgement, then you have to seek payment through the county courts. In both cases you can represent yourself in court if you cannot afford an attorney.

      Some scams are very good at tricking people, and not all are desperate for money. some are just looking for a side hack, to pick up a little spending money. Then, they see this offer for $5,000 a day and go check it out!! It is a scam of course! Some are just traps that people know nothing about. That is why I wrote How to Tell it’s a Scam to try to educate people. But, once they are caught in the scam, they feel very stupid!

      Thanks for all your good comments Glen,

      Chas

  4. I invested $4300.00 I feel like a complete idiot. My fiance was right thinking it was a scam. I didn’t realize until I made several calls to Vibrant Web only to get a recording as though someone was on the line. I left a message as to give me an update and tried to contact Andy Morales. He was the person who sold me on “my own website”. Jessica Slegh is my coach /mentor/ trainer. For some reason, I can’t get in touch with her also. I left several messages, only to get no response. I’m going to take your advice and figure out how to get my money back! Thank you!

    • Hi Angela,
      You can follow my guide What Steps to Take if You Get Scammed and you have a plan to start. It is your money they took, so be determined to do everything you can do and don’t give up! The Attorney General in your state will help you for free, so try them first. File a report with the FBI-IC3 unit as well. They need to get enough complaints about this rip-off company, Vibrant Web. Let me know if you need any more help, I will help any way I can. Good Luck!
      Chas

  5. I am trying to get my friends $1000.00 I was lead to believe that it was easy to pay him back! He used his credit card to pay for this scam. I also expressed I am a disabled senior with severe health issues including 2 brain injuries and I wanted to get a income so I would be able to support myself with out receiving a low retirement amount and state assistance. I was assured that was easy to accomplish.

    When I signed up, word press wasn’t in use and had I known vibrant Web was switched to word press I would have not pursued with them! My brain injuries just can’t comprehend this.

    At the time of I was approached with up selling and thankful my friend said no. Recently I was contacted by marketing thinking I would receive help to get the website to start making money. NOPE!!! Again they wanted more money and when I told them I did not have any additional funds, I was told I was a unusual case and told someone would call me to get help. I have heard nothing from them. I called and sent emails telling them I wanted a full refund. I am being ignored.

    This is a very stressful situation and not good for health.

    Advise you to stay away!

    • Hi Barbara,
      It is hard to get a website to make money for quite awhile. The website that Vibrant Web builds does not work properly. You can’t deal with these people alone, so please contact the Attorney Generals Office. They don’t give a damn about you, or how little money you have, they will take all they can get from you. They also tell you what you want to hear, but not the truth.All they want is more and more money from you. Yes as soon as you tell them you are fed up and want your money back, they ignore you.You must let the Attorney Generals Office try to first get your money back, then if they can’t you can pursue an attorney.I hope that helps, let me know how you make out. I will give you any advice I can to help in any way.
      Keep in touch,
      Chas

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