The Federal Trade Commission reported that Impostor Scams were responsible for nearly $1.2 billion in consumer losses last year. As if 2020 wasn’t bad enough!
When in doubt, DO NOT:
Give personal information to people you do not know
Give computer access to people you do not know
Send money via gift card or wire transfer to people you do not know
You can report fraud and scams to the FTC, using this link. https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/
Reporting these scams could help to protect others from falling victim to them.
If you think you have already fallen victim to a scam, do not despair. You may be able to file a report with law enforcement and seek a small or large claim against the perpetrator in civil court. Contact us today at Gage-Michaels Law Firm to learn more. Remember: do not delay making the call. Time is of the essence when you are trying to stop a scam artist in their tracks.