The first step should be to try and calm down!
I can seem like everything has to be fixed as soon as possible, but sometimes taking a breath can help put things in perspective.
You might want to send an angry email, or respond to an offer of ' just one more payment' , but trust us, it is much better to hang up your mobile, and block email or letters they may send your way.
It is better to spend your energy and time elsewhere, than waste it on the scammer anymore!
If you have been a victim of a scam, it is important you get in contact with the service or banking institution you used in the transaction. They will have a dedicated fraud adviser who will be best equipped to help you!
There are specialised agencies that have been setup to help people in your situation. Not only can you help stop the scammers by informing them - they can also provide you with support and help on what to do as well as have useful resources for you to use.
If you believe you've given personal details or financial info to the scammer, make to change your passwords.
Here's a handy guide from Forbes to help get you started!
If you still aren't sure how to do so, write a comment on this page for other users to see or contact an expert to help guide you through the process.
- Be prepared for next time...
Learn more about scams on websites such as Scamadviser to see what kinds of traps are out there!
- Double check before placing an order
Use review sites, social media or sites such as Scamadviser to see what third-parties think of the website you want to interact with.
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