While you may or may not get your money back, at least your scammer will be behind bars.With the increasing number of scammers from Nigeria, the Nigerian law enforcement authorities are working in conjunction with police from across the world to ensure scammers receive the punishment they deserve.
Romance scams are now Canada's most common crime & can leave financial, emotional, & physical devastation in their wake.
Whether you meet someone via online dating or in-person, there are steps you can take to help protect yourself, your loved-ones, and your finances & assets.
There is no point trying to “catch” the scammer by yourself because they are probably located in some other part of the world and you alone will have no access to them.
Instead, take the matter to the relevant authorities.
In 2011, Romance scams emerged as the highest grossing scam in Canada, with over $12 million dollars in losses.
They rates of reported romance scams increased substantially in 2012.Scam victims now have the chance to report scammers and there is a chance for the offenders to be arrested as well.If you suspect a potential scammer or have even been scammed by someone, the first thing you need to do is cease all communication with the scammer.It’s important to remember to always make financial decisions with your head and not your heart.” The most important thing to do if you’re a victim of a sweetheart scam is to cut off communication with your scammer immediately.And don’t be ashamed to ask for help; there’s no reason to be embarrassed.In order to report a scammer, you must have proof that the person has tried to or has scammed you.