Suffering an online scam is one of the most unpleasant situations that can happen to us on the internet. If we have suffered one, we must know what we should do. And here we are going to tell you..
Have you suffered an online scam ? If the answer is yes, first tell you that we are very sorry and hopefully your situation will be fixed as soon as possible. Having said that, let's go to the matter in question . What to do when we have suffered a scam?
We have suffered an online scam . Which are the steps to follow?
Two important events have just ended for all of us who buy online: Black Friday and Christmas . The most common scam is usually to buy an item and never receive it, for example. But not only that: the theft of card data, phishing , malicious ads that advertise incredible offers to capture our passwords...
report the case
The first thing we have to do are screenshots of everything related to the scam: communications with the scammer, bank transactions... Once we have the material, we can go to the nearest police station and put the case in the hands of the authorities. . It may also be interesting to contact a lawyer to consult the case and for him to tell us what steps to follow are the most appropriate..
On the Civil Guard's web page for telematic crimes, we can inform this body of any criminal activity that we detect on the Internet, whatever its origin, even if it does not affect us. In this link we can also collect information on what types of scams and scammers exist, in order to detect them in time and not fall into their networks.
What have you used to buy?
Did you use PayPal to pay for the purchase? Have you made it through Amazon or any other reliable store? So stay calm. At PayPal we can file a dispute and they will refund our money in case of fraud, just like at Amazon. That is why it is always important that you can pay through this gateway: beware of not well-known pages that do not allow you to pay the amount of the purchase through PayPal..
You may never get your money back
This is something you have to take into account . For this reason, prevention is the best weapon: beware of star offers, of supposed emails sent by your savings bank , of Nigerian princes who want to give you their fortune in exchange for a small transfer... Repeat this mantra to yourself: if it is too much Too good to be true, it probably isn't. And hide a scam.
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