4 Important Reasons Why Scam Victims Must Take Action
As technology progresses, we notice an ever-increasing amount of scam victims across the digital sphere. Romance scams, investment scams, phishing, et cetera. Most scammers are operating from shady countries, such as Marshall Islands, and thereby remain untraceable.
Normative and legit companies usually won’t establish themselves in Marshall Islands, so this sign in and of itself should be more than enough for us to understand that maybe the person on the other side does not have our best interest at heart.
Although early detection matters, in some circumstances predatory swindlers are so sophisticated, that falling prey to their tactics is simply unavoidable. If lost your money to scammers, this doesn’t mean you should give up.
When it comes to online scam, I think there are 4 reasons why any victim must take action.
- What’s the alternative? Not taking action at all? This is an absolutely undesirable reaction as this would guarantee that you will never see the money again. Unfortunately, stolen funds would not be returned to their original owner magically, and more often than not, merely having good intentions would not have actual effect other than disappointment — action is required. If you’ve been defrauded by online scammers, you must change your mindset and decide with full confidence that you are going to actively fight against financial crime and fraud, first of all and above all because you need this money, but more fundamentally – because this money belongs to you, and you worked hard for it.
- Remaining passive in the face of financial crime and fraud essentially enables criminal organizations to get along with their deeds, and continue to flourish. From a moral point of view, we are under obligation, as victims, to take this opportunity to combat fraudsters, and thereby contribute (even slightly) to the overall fight against financial criminals.
- Taking action against financial criminals and fraudsters is not only about you and your money, but about everyone else who might lose their money to the same criminal organization. Raising the awareness, sharing your story, and taking proactive measures are necessary steps that would minimize the possibility of future victimization, by increasing the chances that the criminals would either be exposed or go bankrupt.
- There are a plethora of cost-effective courses of action, which would actually help you recoup your misappropriated funds; Depending on how long ago did you lose the money, how did you transfer it, and which evidence and supportive documents are available— lost funds may be retrievable. Beware of Recovery companies who claim they can “ethically hack” the fraudsters, or simply shut them down through cyber-attacks, also beware of recovery companies who are not signing a contract prior to your payment, or companies who’re unregistered or unverified in the country they claim to be located in. There’s no shame in getting help from experts, but thorough due-diligence should take place before starting any contractual work with any recovery company or law firm, to ensure you are not being scammed again.