Can you report someone for scamming you online?
If you believe you’re a victim of internet fraud or cyber crime, report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Or, you can use the FBI’s online tips form. Your complaint will be forwarded to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement.
What is BTA Nigeria?
Personal Travel Allowance (PTA) and Business Travel Allowance (BTA) are currency exchange schemes specifically set up for Nigerians traveling abroad for personal or business reasons.
How to avoid 419 fraud in Nigeria?
Your best defense against a Nigerian scam is not to fall for it in the first place. Here’s how to avoid getting swindled by 419 fraud: Sometimes, multiple scammers will pose as one person; other times, one scammer will pose as a wealthy Nigerian, attorney, travel agent, lawyer, government official, etc.
Do you have to be a US citizen to get scammed?
Again, there is no such requirement under U.S. law. The scammer claims to have been born and raised in the United States, but uses poor grammar and spelling indicative of a non-native English speaker. Although the scammer may claim to be in Nigeria, he or she may ask that the money be sent to an account in another country.
Can I send money to Nigeria from someone I never met?
If this is someone you have not met personally, we urge you to stop corresponding with whoever sent the message, and please do not send any money to Nigeria. In addition, do not believe that you have won a lottery you never entered or inherited money from someone you’ve never met or heard of.
Who do I Report e-crime to?
Currently, businesses have no centralised police unit to report e-crime to. The National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) used to co-ordinate e-crime reports until it was subsumed into the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).