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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ve heard us say repeatedly to report scams to the FTC. If you report scams to us, we can bring the kinds of cases that shut down the scammers.

But there’s another place to report international scams, too: econsumer.gov. Maybe you’ve done business with an overseas company that hasn’t lived up to its end of the deal. Perhaps you got “winning” lottery notices from another country, or got asked to send money overseas to secure your international job. If you’ve spotted a scam that crosses international borders, you can file a report at econsumer.gov.

                                                     

The site is run by the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN), and is a partnership of 34 consumer protection agencies around the world. Starting today, an updated version of the site is available – it’s mobile-friendly, has a user-friendly complaint form, and you can get consumer information and file complaints in English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, and Turkish.

Whether you use a smart phone, tablet or other mobile device, your complaints to econsumer.gov help consumer protection agencies around the globe – including the FTC – spot trends, conduct investigations, bring cases and prevent international scams. You also can learn practical steps to help combat fraud and get news from ICPEN members, including case announcements.

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I feel like a total idiot. I'm so embarrassed. I was scammed out of $1000's. I don't know what to do. I stepped out of my comfort zone. I thought I was actually getting to know someone who was interested in me. It has made me want to almost end my life over.

Does anyone know who/ where to report for people who are not US citizens or residents? I have a lady in Portugal who has lost everything, thanks

Don't get duped by Paul Lewis or Paul Teglas he is a scammer who will profess his love for you quickly. He then want to send you items in the post including shoes, handbags and jewelry. He finally gets your address and even though you do not want the gifts he goes ahead anyway. You then get a call from the courier saying that the parcel is in India and you need to pay a fee before it's sent to you. When you contact Paul he says he has put lots of money in the box all his savings etc. You say you are not paying and he becomes abusive and threatening. I felt for this but was smart enough not to pay. He says he is a Marine Engineer with a young daughter and was widowed four years ago. This is a scammer.

thank you

Go careful

Watch out for Traders for PavilOptions.com baed in L.A. - A Binary Options trading platform where their traders 'do it for you' It is a SCAM. I have lost a lot of money to them. Our Trader was called Ken V Hensley who has morphed into Kent Vincent on his FaceBook profile. Also Karina Kyle who used to be called Karina Rose Thompson, Garnet Ryan, Patrick Halo and Collins Matthew to name a few. A man called Simone Airubee has disappeared from FB completely at present. These people were all advertising themselves as professional traders for PavilOptions, they would pay out small amounts to get people sucked into believing they could build up an account to very high values, BUT we never got paid out. I will report them down every available avenue in the USA. Since it became known this is a SCAM, the traders are blocking their former 'clients' & changinf their names & most are now promoting a company called Gloubshares.....Leave those alone too!

You can help law enforcement by reporting to FTC.gov/complaint. The information you report will go into a database that law enforcement uses for investigations.

The comments you put here on the blog don't go into the law enforcement database.

BE AWARE of site trendiscovery.com This site has scammed hundreds of people out of money. Consumers purchased items that never arrived, with fake tracking numbers. This site owner will then send out automatic emails filled with lies stating why your package is 3 and 4 months late. The entire site was set up to scam people out of money. This site have sponsored ads on Facebook and Instagram to mislead people. This 6 month old site is now under serious investagation for fraudhas.

You can help law enforcement by reporting this to the FTC at FTC.gov/Complaint. The information you give goes into a secure database that law enforcement uses for investigations. The comments you put here on the blog don’t go into the law enforcement databases.

Hi I don’t really know how this thing works but there is an online company that has nothing but bad reviews because once you order something you never get it and the company will never respond to you but if you try and get your money back they let the bank know that you “got your package “ Their Instagram is @vivamacity their email information is on the account.

I am from India,I got a message on twitter asking me money regardind with charity from Lagos, Negeria, zip code 23401. That twitter account is a fake misusing the name of Daniel Radcliffe. Please take steps to stop that account and the scammer behind it.

imbabwe. com aka Snowworld (fb page) is 1 of the active scam company. Advertise about the cheapest price for Samsung handphone (payment type using Credit Card). Hope this info will help others to be aware and authorities could help to investigate until the person involve arrested.

Please my friends,Brothers and sisters, there is this fake company called Fidelity Auto Storage and Logistics company, website www. fidelityautostorageandlogistics. com, they claim to be an escrow company that take people money and hold for goods to be ship out, but never ship any goods nor even have the goods at all, do not fall for them as many people are now falling for it.

Gloubshares. com are big time scammers and fraudsters. Never invest your bitcoin, they will run away and block you.

I have econsumer.gov in my mail box, but every time I try to use it, it changes to econsumer.gov.aol.com. I keep changing it to the correct address and it still changes to the aol address. I have typed the correct address and saved it so many times I lost count. Why is this happening?

I'm Andrew,,, Useless "Paxtradding" an online site, claiming to buy gift cards, scrammed me off my 25$ worth of iTunes card some minutes ago,,, they needs to be stopped!!

ROCK RIVER PARTNERS FIRM and VINTER TRUST & ASSETS are bogus companies claiming to have a buyer for you timeshare.
They do not exist. IP address has traces to England and other places.

People pls run from one Carlos Jensen (From New York) who claims to help make 5 bitcoins from a deposit of as low as 0.2bitcoins trading binary options. He just scammed me bitcoins worth $1290!

"Tina Connolly" this is a scam. Job offers for overpaid work-from-home sales or customer service positions. Tries to get people to open multi bank accts and send moneygrams. Check kiting. Etc. This name is used for multiple companies, the most recent I've received being "Gedesen Holdings Limited"

I got a winner prize by money gram 50 0000 dollars and this scammer ask for send my personal details as passport I think they stole the personal information for use it and scam other people in the work cause. Sadly social networks let anyone stole your pictures and some personal information please be careful with this scammer ,you should to create a international policial report and folllow this people who stole the personal information for scam others. Please be careful the scammer email is abreuwaldemars @ hotmail.com clearly he use a translator in Spanish please report this email and anyone be careful .

Hey a boy scammed my rs 1200 please can you message me I want that guy in jaip

Please help me. An employer found me on a legit freelance platform. So he told me that their company is avoiding taxes so he will hire me to send the money to them. He said their clients will send me the money through paypal and I will send it back to them through remittance. I agreed because the pay was great. Now, I wasn't aware that the "employer" was scamming, he was selling products online. So the customers thought I was the scammer because he used my IDs and paypal. What should I do?

You could report the scammer or his company to the freelance platform where he advertised the job and to PayPal. 

You PayPal account might be affected by this. The scammer might use your ID and personal information for identity theft. Read this list of warning signs of identity theft. If you see signs of identity theft in your life, report identity theft at IdentityTheft.gov.

I have been scammed by a person called: DR PETER JM VAN GINKEL. He claimed that he is a BG provider and I sent him 10,750 USD. He suppose to be a CEO of a British companycalled: SECURE FINANCE GROUP LTD , UK.

But after he took the money he disappear. Please be careful and if you have any advices I will appreciate it.

Dear Ibinfadlan, Would you be able to tell me more about this scam as I am dealing with the BG matter with him now. I need to know where he is based and whether he could do it or not? Where is his company? please email

Have you managed to trace him? Have you got any information or cell no? There is another person by the name Bernard Correy who introduced Dr. Peter as the provider.

can you please give me more information ...it seems he operates through many companies all asking for fees each company has different fee ranging from 3000usd to 25k usd

can you tell me more about him? do you have his contact no and where he resides? did he share any draft BG with you? to which bank did you send th money and what was their commitment. How did you know him? was he intoducted to you by some one what is his name. I will aprreciate as some has approached me with his contact.

did you get min touch with him i have around 70thousand USD for the SBLC HE SAID HE will give me ...is he real or scam ...how can I get my money back please advice very very urgent

i have a BG contract now supposely from this DR PETER JM VAN GINKEL. but in the BG contract his passport information doesn't match with his passport copy.

thanks for writing this.

AdapterChargerStore is a total scam.Stay away if you want to save your money. bought a charger for a laptop. After a month, neither charger nor money. On all my letters to the customer service there is not one answer. All reviews are false. STAY AWAY IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUR MONEY and time.Canada post doesn't even recognize the trucking number they gave me. Stay away.Scam.

You can help law enforcement by reporting this to the FTC at FTC.gov/Complaint. The information you give goes into a secure database that law enforcement uses for investigations. The comments you put here on the blog don’t go into the law enforcement database.

Melvin john is scamming as a major in the army, just wants money

Melvin john is the name, claims to be in the army

Do not buy from Tidebuy online clothing store they won't a refund your money like the state. They sent me damaged merchandise and only want to offer me $20 after I paid 118 and wouldn't give me a return address to send it back scam alert!! Buyer beware!!

You can report this to the FTC at FTC.gov/Complaint. The information you give goes into a secure database that law enforcement uses for investigations. The comments you put here on the blog don’t go into the law enforcement database.

?International acct.woman with LEUKEMIA passed Nov.21,2017 leaving a account announcing to bank that macaroni red hot is to be rep/bene. Of a substantially lg. Amount of money. Was her late husbands acct.left her the log in & password am the only one with this. As she was the last of two siblings & with many years of humiliation no children of her late husband. Mother not father r grandparents. She pray for God to lead her to some one & after exhanging mail is absolutely sure God has led us in this. Bank calls her inheritance co. Called her and Bank Manager with the Head of wire Foriegn exchange. Ask for $3168 British Sterling $ to Grant paper the probate death certificate of bth. To transfer account names from international bank to banking.What does it mean exactly?This is very convincing. What do you say?

I think you're saying that you received a surprise message that said you inherited a large amount of money, but you must pay money before you can receive the inheritance.

This could be the type of scam where someone says you won a prize, but you must pay fees for certificates, taxes, etc. before you get the money. In that scam, you pay the fees first, but you never get the prize.

www. cryptoEU. com is a scam, their platform can also deduct money at will, furthermore, they do not process refunds. they will also attempt to make you fill in a form to confirm your credit card as a means to trick to give them the authority to deduct more money from your account. People must stay away from this company.

To report a scam, file a report at econsumer.gov.

When you send a comment to this blog, it does not create a report. You must report to econsumer.gov.

received an email from a Leon Herrera Adalberto..... that i won a British powerball that i of course never entered.... i immediately deleted the email but copied the email address.... just wanted others to know about it. the email address was - clarkenrich. ball.inc @ outlook .com do not go there

+61473343993 Scammed me

A woman named luciana oliver sofa claims to send you gift from overseas and asks you to pay the customs fees and gradually the money demand increases until you realize its a fraud

hi dont order anything from kunda trade co or any other company with kunda in it it is a scam my daughter was scamed from them lucky it was only 65 pound could of been alot more

This site www. utb-togo. net is into fraud and they have defrauded me

You can report this to the FTC at FTC.gov/Complaint. The information you give will go into a secure database that the FTC and other law enforcement agencies use for investigations. The comments you put here on the blog don’t go into the law enforcement database.

I being Contact for a guy in Tinder he said he is From Switzerland and he lives now in New York, he talk with me in the whatsapp for 4 months and after that he said he was comming to visit me in Panama.

Then he said his lawyer call him to a meeting and in that meeting he told him about an inheritance of his dead father, he wen to Cambodia to release that inheritance and after that he ask me for 6000K to pay the invoices.

Hello he things I´m that kind of dumb women, if somebody love me he has to pay everything not me.

I want this guy out of the scamming area, cause I´m guessing he is and expert and he is being doing this for a long time and I will like to protect everybody from him.

Cherry Blossoms Online Dating. These guys are a money laundering organization. They have women online setup to scam people out of thousands of dollars. I would stay away from them. Their management cares little about reported individuals, even encouraging them to initiate and scam customers.

I have deposited $10500 us to Johnson Financial Consulting I Tokyo last August 2017 and now can’t contact to get the money, they said shares have done well and I need to pay the Japan government $12000 to get my money back

I received an email offering employment via Cosmo Oil Company from a "Remi Lemaire"
The email just requests basic info and says that you will keep 10% of all payments you handle.

I did substantial research and finally found a site that confirms my initial belief that it was a scam but I beleive this individual could be stopped if handled appropriately.

Scam: if you cash one of the checks received and give the scammer the money minus the 10% you are responsible for ALL of the money and any fines received from the bank for cashing fraudulent checks.

So please DO MOT REPLY!!!

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