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 www.econsumer.gov.
Who can help me if Ive been scammed?
Call the police on 999. If you have fallen victim to a scam, make sure you report it. You may not always be able to get your money back, but you might be able to reduce the damage and take steps to stop it happening again – to you or other people.
How do I report international crime?
Contact your local FBI Office or call toll-free at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). If you are in a foreign country, contact the nearest legal attaché office.
What to do if someone is blackmailing you from another country?
Additional places to call are: (1) your local police, who likely have a computer crime division, (2) the FBI for international help, (3) your local US Attorney office, which will have access to international help.
How can I stop sextortion?
If you are the victim of sextortion, we urge you to follow these five steps to stop the abuse.Tell someone close to you. We know that its not easy to admit that youve fallen prey to the manipulative tactics of a faceless, anonymous criminal. Stop all contact with the offender. Dont delete anything. Tell the cops.
How do you prove someone is blackmailing you?
A blackmailer also may threaten to harm you or someone you love unless you pay her money or do something for her. However, proving blackmail requires proof that the blackmailers intent in threatening you was to get money or something else valuable that you otherwise would not give to him freely.
Can you go to jail for sextortion?
Penalties for Sextortion Any person who is convicted of this crime is guilty of a felony that carries two, three or four years in county jail. In addition, an unsuccessful attempt at sextortion is also a crime under Penal Code Section 524. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you face up to 364 days in county jail.
Can the FBI help with sextortion?
Internet Crimes Complaint Center (IC3) The IC3 has been a respected reporting agency to the FBI since 2000, and it has become an excellent option for victims to report complaints of all forms of online fraud—including internet extortion and sextortion.
How do you deal with someone trying to blackmail you?
Here are actionable steps you should take if you are dealing with blackmail:Resist the urge to engage with the blackmailer;Do not try to negotiate or pay the ransom;Preserve all communications and evidence;Enlist support from a trusted person to document the evidence;Adjust your online privacy settings;More items •Apr 28, 2021