June 20, 2024
Your complaints help the FTC and law enforcement agencies conduct investigations, bring lawsuits and prevent international scams. If you have a complaint about international scams or cross-border fraud, report it at http://www.econsumer.gov.
You live here, but you’ve been scammed by someone in another country– over here. Report the scam at econsumer.gov. Reporting a scam at econsumer.gov, a partnership of consumer protection agencies around the world, can provide hundreds of authorities with vital information to combat international scams. So if something like this happens to you–

I shop online a lot. The dress I ordered never arrived– but the bill did.

I got a call, and I won a sweepstakes for a free vacation– and wired cash to pay the taxes. And I’m still waiting for them to call back.

I had been looking for a job online when this message popped up about a job offer overseas. But there was a catch. I had to pay the fees upfront to process my application. I paid for it and never heard back.

Has something like this happened to you? Report the scam econsumer.gov. You’ll learn what steps you can take to combat international fraud and help consumer protection authorities conduct investigations and prevent international scams. Reporting a scam can make a world of difference.


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