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Prosecution of Scammers can be done ???? - probably NOT

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Prosecution of Scammers can be done ???? - probably NOT

Postby Iamnofool » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:50 am

Step One – Identify the Law Enforcement Agency responsible for the investigation
The Law Enforcement Agency responsible for investigating these matters is generally determined by the location of the offender at the time of the offence. Therefore you need to identify the State or Country you believe the offender is located before you make your report.

How Do I know what State or Country the offender is located?

Where did you send your money? Did you send the money via direct deposit into a bank account? If so, what was the branch number (BSB) of the account you deposited to? (Your bank may be able to assist with this inquiry). What postal address did you send your money to? Where did the offender tell you they lived?

What if I sent money to more than one State or Country?

If you have sent money to more than one State or Country you should report the matter to the State or Country that first received your funds.


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Step Two – Read the following important information
Progressing your Report to Nigeria or Ghana
Choose the link below and complete the online web based reporting form before pressing the submit button. Retain the report reference number provided on your screen. If when completing the form you have nominated Nigeria or Ghana as the Law Enforcement Agency Responsible for investigating your report, details entered will be sent to that country’s respective email address:

In the case of Nigeria - (info@efccnigeria.org)
In the case of Ghana - (info@ghanapolice.org)
The applicable law enforcement agency will be in contact. Please retain any emails, attachments, and/or documentation you have relating to your matter.
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Reason: Edited out Police Queensland link since it was no longer available.

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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby Miss317 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:10 am

What if I haven't given them any money, but I'm sure they are talking to others on the same website trying to scam them????

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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby Marisa » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:29 am

if even people who lost a lot of money cannot do anything, than what can you possibly do? :(
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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby Pete » Sun May 13, 2012 7:41 pm

And it's possible you were instructed to send the money to a third party, who then forwarded the money on to the actual scammer. The third party may be an associate of the scammer, but is equally likely to be a victim, recruited to help the scammer either as a favor, or thinking they are employed by a legitimate business, collecting and forwarding funds. (You can make money at HOME!)


So, if the local police are interested, they are more likely to catch a middle aged female victim with a few kids, who is either in love with the fake person the scammer set up, or thinks she's working for a fake business.

Some of these people should be smart enough to know something isn't right with 'the job', but many willingly do it, and continue doing the job, collecting a little money, and even when they are being robbed by the scammer, too.

It's educational to arrest and prosecute these 'third parties', but they're a victim of sorts, too, and they usually can't offer the police any further connecting evidence to the real scammer, other than the money was sent to Africa.
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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby Marisa » Mon May 14, 2012 2:19 am

nicely put!!! :applause: :applause:
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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby Dissappointed woman » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:44 pm

Good Night, I just want ask something. After been scammed i would like to know if you would inform against these scammers to the EFCC?

I would like to do something more .. :cool:

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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby Marisa » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:59 pm

sure you can try. I dunno if smth comes out of it, but why not try?
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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby Dissappointed woman » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:47 am

OK, I will do, and i will explain how it goes :)

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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby loving life » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:04 pm

When I click on the link posted here to report the scam it says page not available. Any other website?

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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby FrumpyBB » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:08 pm

Here: http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=44" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :)
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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby Crossfire » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:03 pm

Is this still valid to info@efccnigeria.org to report scammers who received money? I went to the website but did not see any forms you could fill out to send in your report.

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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby Marisa » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:58 am

that's because they don't care. ;)
This email used to be on their site, I dunno if it works, and if somebody checks it or everything goes directly to garbage bin. But the truth is - nobody EVER received a reply from them.

This topic is the most active in this section, because it is called "Prosecution of Scammers CAN be done", and people need hope. But note: it was NOT started by the site administration. It was started 4 years ago by a person with only 7 postcount from Australia, and NO real success stories were ever posted. Only hopes and wishes.

It would be much more realistic to call the topic "Prosecution of Scammers CANNOT be done". ;)
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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby hurtbylove » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:20 am

what about malaysia , who do you contact there??

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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done

Postby Marisa » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:52 am

you have to contact Malaysian police, but you have to live in Malaysia.

If you don't live in Malaysia, then you have to contact your local authorities. They have the power to contact Malaysian police through their own channels, but most likely they are not going to bother.

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Re: Prosecution of Scammers can be done ? - Never Say Never

Postby chucklesands6950 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:16 pm

In my experience fraud cases are much likely to succeed against a foreign fraudster if the report is made to your own country's fraud agency. Not only is the case going to be more competently handled (when the fraudster is living in West Africa) but a number of Western countries agencies have 'feet on the ground' themselves in Africa.

Charities such as Fraud Aid (USA) can often be found too who will handle your case, give you all the necessary support and then liaise with the necessary agencies on your behalf who will then apply sufficient pressure to the fraudster's country's law enforcement in an attempt to go and secure the conviction.

In todays world where any one act of fraud can effect many countries there is a encouraging levels of co-operation beginning to form. Your first point of call really whenever you have been the victim of any crime should be to your local police station for advice. Then to a specialist fraud service.

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