We often receive requests to chase scammers. We focus on identifying online scams but do not have the means to also chase, let alone prosecute them.
We do however maintain contact with several private detective agencies around the world to chase scammers and help consumers get their money back from trading scams, fake crypto currency sites, ICO's, inheritance hoaxes and larger online shopping purchases (both between businesses as well as between consumers).
The success rate of these agencies is very dependent on the kind of scam. If there is a digital trail (money transferred to bank accounts) and the scammer is based in the same country as the victim, chances to catch the crook are higher. Also, it only makes sense to contact these private dectives for larger sums (more than 5.000 dollar/euro). The scam also must have taken place in the last two years.
We always recommend to first contact your bank, local consumer protection agency and police force to see if they can help before approaching a private detective. If you are still interested in contacting a private detective agency in your country (or abroad), please contact us for a list of reliable bureaus.
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We maintain contact with several private detective agencies around the world to chase scammers and help consumers get their money back.