Checklist

What Steps to Take If You Get Scammed Checklist

Your Personal Plan of Action for Fighting Back

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

 What steps to take if you get scammed checklist is exactly what you need if you get scammed. A simple and straight forward plan of action toward getting your money back. This list is an actual plan that has worked for me and many others. It is intended as a guide to give you a place to start the fight to possibly get your money back, before you spend any money on an attorney.

OBJECTIVES

  1. My primary goal is to help you get your money back, period.
  2. The methods I use are free and most people DO get their money back.

PLAN OF ACTION

  1. Call your bank or credit card company and stop any payment if possible.
  2. Get all receipts and records organized in a timeline of events.
  3. Copy all contracts and statements describing what you were promised.
  4. File a police report. It is not mandatory, but recommended..
  5. You MUST Contact the Attorney General’s Office BEFORE you hire an attorney. They WILL NOT get involved if you already have an attorney.
  6. Contact the Attorney General’s Office in your state. Tell them what happened.
  7. Be patient, and wait. They WILL get back to you,  do not call and hound them.
  8. Fill reports online to the FBI- IC3 unit and the FTC. Tell them who scammed you.
  9. Wait. You likely will not hear from the FBI, or FTC, but you will be alerting them of the person who scammed you, and they may file criminal charges.
  10. Only after the Attorney General’s Office has done all they can do, that you then decide if it is worth hiring your own attorney and pursuing  a lawsuit.
  11. Read my article– What Steps to Take if You Get Scammed.

 Learn more about Scams and Frauds Here

Where to Report a Scam Online


Keep this list by your computer or phone – where you will need it most when you get scammed!

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6 thoughts on “Checklist”

  1. I’m so glad I found your website and especially this particular article. I have personally been victim to scams online.

    An online financial company I registered to work with have closed my account for no reason, when I try to log in all they tell me is that my account has been blocked.

    I’m happy you have shown me where I can go and launch my complains and make my report.

    I’m going to report them now. Thanks a lot for sharing this valuable information with me.

    • Hi Stephen,

      Great to hear! If I help one person, it is all worth it! I hope to continue to help others along the way. Good luck, and thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. It is appreciated! If you have any problems, give me a shout, I will do anything i can to help you.

      Chas

  2. It’s terrible that there are so many scams out there today. It’s scary that you have to be on guard for anything to happen.
    This is a great list to have handy in case. This way you won’t freak out about who to contact and what to do.
    You obviously want to get your money back but you want to try and prevent this from happening again.

    • Hi Rob,

      One thing that will never go away is the scams! If you get scammed, you will look for all the help you can get! I’m glad you like the list, and I hope you don’t need it! But if you do, you have a battle plan ready to go.Thanks for stopping by!

      Chas

  3. Thanks for the checklist, I really needed that right now.

    I guess there is no way to get the money without hiring an attorney, right?

    Some scams are not really big and it does not worth it. Is anything we can do in that cases?

    Usually, I see small internet scams that try to make small amounts of money like 100-200 dollars

    • Hi llias< No, this is the whole purpose of the checklist. It details step by step, exactly what you can do without any cost to you. In fact the Attorney General's Office will not talk to you if you have hired your own attorney. If you scam is only $19, then I would say forget about it. But when you start talking $100-$200 then I would pursue that. I hope this clears up the intent of the checklist. You can also act as your own attorney. Read my article, Legal Help for Scams

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