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Got a scammer to provide bank details any agency to notify?
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: May 11, 2021 05:03PM
It took an exchange of e-mails with a scammer pretending to be a friend (by using an e-mail address similar to my friend's), but the scammer just sent me some bank information in Belarus.

Is there an online agency I can forward this to?

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Re: Got a scammer to provide bank details any agency to notify?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: May 11, 2021 05:33PM
I'd start with the FBI.
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Re: Got a scammer to provide bank details any agency to notify?
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 11, 2021 05:50PM
Sadly, just a waste of your time.

Got a couple of robot "your icloud account is hacked blah blah..." waited and then told them to eff off. and few other things.





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Re: Got a scammer to provide bank details any agency to notify?
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: May 11, 2021 06:59PM
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jdc
Sadly, just a waste of your time.

Got a couple of robot "your icloud account is hacked blah blah..." waited and then told them to eff off. and few other things.

My wife hates it when I do this, but it makes me feel better by venting some anger back at the spammer. Many times I get them to swear at me in broken English.

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Re: Got a scammer to provide bank details any agency to notify?
Posted by: hal
Date: May 11, 2021 07:09PM
ask them if their mother is proud that they are stealing from innocent people!

DAMMIT, I want one of these jerks to break down in tears, but the truth is that I just don't take any of these calls anymore.
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Re: Got a scammer to provide bank details any agency to notify?
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: May 11, 2021 08:09PM
Oh, it was pretty easy to get phone scammers to swear at me. I had one going for a while. I matched him lie for lie.

He told me he was calling from San Francisco. I replied that I live in San Francisco and challenged him to tell me the weather. I laughed when he told me the temperature in Celsius.

For a while, I used to keep a whistle by the phone for scam phone calls. While I don't think it was that effective, it made me feel good to think that maybe the caller would not be able to harass others for a few minutes.

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Re: Got a scammer to provide bank details any agency to notify?
Posted by: rz
Date: May 11, 2021 08:10PM
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SteveO
I'd start with the FBI.

I don't think the FBI investigates foreign stuff. That would be the CIA. FBI is domestic.
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Re: Got a scammer to provide bank details any agency to notify?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: May 11, 2021 08:27PM
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I'd start with the FBI.

I don't think the FBI investigates foreign stuff. That would be the CIA. FBI is domestic.

The FBI investigated my identity theft last year, but they were (I was told later) foreign nationals who were actually in Atlanta, which I guess made a difference. No idea whether they ever arrested or prosecuted anybody though.
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Re: Got a scammer to provide bank details any agency to notify?
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: May 11, 2021 08:47PM
I checked the FBI web site.

This page said to forward messages to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov. Thought about cc'ing the scammer, but decided not to.

Don't think much will come of it. If you don't hear from me for a while, assume there has been retribution from Belarus.

Oh, interesting. The e-mail I forwarded to spam@uce.gov was just returned to me as undeliverable.

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Re: Got a scammer to provide bank details any agency to notify?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 11, 2021 10:19PM
I don't think the FBI investigates foreign stuff. That would be the CIA. FBI is domestic.


The FBI does in fact investigate 'foreign stuff', especially when it involves a domestic crime, but it's almost always something far more serious than this level of fraud.

My guess is the CIA wouldn't investigate this without some inkling of a tie to a terrorist faction.





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Re: Got a scammer to provide bank details any agency to notify?
Posted by: michaelb
Date: May 12, 2021 08:03AM
I think reporting to the FTC is the best choice and I think this is the public link:

[reportfraud.ftc.gov]
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