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Monday, May 21, 2007

Submitting A Fraud Claim: How To Effectively Present Your Case

First, make sure you contact the correct agency for the type of fraud crime you are reporting. There are lots of resources here on the right side of this site, for every type of internet crime. They are going to want to know the basic 5:

1. WHAT happened.

2. WHEN it happened.

3. WHERE it happened.

4. WHO was involved.

5. HOW it happened.


Collect as much evidence as possible, every item of proof you have. Examples of evidence:

1. Documents/emails you received from the scammers.

2. Documents/emails you sent to the scammer.

3. Any copies, faxes, Identification, or correspondence through the postal mail sent or received.

4.Bank statements,Western Union reciepts, whatever evidence you have that shows how much money was sent to the scammer.

5. Telephone bills with the scammers telephone numbers highlighted.

6. Any Letters of Credit, Letters of Intent, or any type of Court Of Law Document involved.

7. Any type of physical product that was involved in the scam.

8. Any instructions to or from companies involved, banks, attorneys,websites, etc.

VERY IMPORTANT: KEEP EVERYTHING NEAT & ORGANIZED. Put the documents in chronological order. For example, Organize documents in the order in which each document was received by you or sent by you, or by date of origin.

Next, write a letter explaining with as much of the facts as you can. Only the facts, do not let emotion overwhelm you, and turn it into a 10 page novel. The agency involved just needs the facts.

Make sure your name, address, phone number, and date are in the top left corner of the letter. Always make copies for you to keep, and then send your claim.


dapenguin said...

so there is a hope?


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