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In our experience, the solutions offered in this section have proven to be effective; however, we always recommend that you consult with an attorney.

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What to do about threats from scammers

  

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Package and envelopes whose contents you have been instructed to re-ship

 

 

You are going to be alright! 

You are not going to be arrested.

No one is coming after you for anything.

 

 

 

 

• Packages and/or envelopes have not arrived yet

 

• Packages and/or envelopes have arrived, but contents have not been reshipped.

 

 

 

MILD AMBER ALERT

If you have shipped the contents of the envelopes and/or packages you received, you need to take prompt action.

 

 

 

• Contents of packages and envelopes have been reshipped

 

MONEY ORDER WARNING! Counterfeiters are now inventing the names of money order companies.  DO NOT CASH any money order and DO NOT DEPOSIT any money order you receive from someone you do not know  or someone you met online without ordering your bank to send it for collection.

Cease all correspondence with the scammers.  Do not open or answers their emails.  If you have caller ID, do not answer their calls.  If you do answer the phone, hang up as soon as you realize who is calling you.  If they persist, blow a whistle into the telephone.  If you are being threatened, please go here: http://www.fraudaid.com/threats.htm

If you have been corresponding with the scammers by email and/or have gone to a web site they told you is theirs, you are at high risk of Identity Theft even if you have bad credit.  Go here: www.fraudaid.com/id_theft.htm.

File a Scam Email Report with our Law Enforcement Support Division.  You will find step-by-step graphic instructions for your email service here: www.fraudaid.com/find_headers.htm.

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Western Union and MoneyGram were designed to send money to friends and family, not to send money to strangers.

NEVER WIRE MONEY TO A STRANGER!

 
  1. You have been told you will be receiving merchandise or envelopes for reshipment:

    Refuse to accept the delivery when it arrives and inform the delivery person that the package contains materials from a scammer.

    We have heard of instances where entire truckloads of electronics have been delivered to someone like you, and the truck drivers are not very happy when told to take everything back.  It's hard on a trucker to do that when he is expecting to have an empty container to fill with another delivery for the return trip.  Be understanding, don't return his anger, explain what is going on.  Remember, now he's a victim of the scam as well.

    Contact the delivery service office and inform them you just refused delivery on items sent to you by a scammer.

    File a report with the FBI online (not at the local Field Office): http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx

    Follow the instructions on the first page of this section for Identity Theft Prevention and filing Scam Email Reports.

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  2. You received packages or envelopes for reshipment and still have them:

    Refuse all future deliveries and inform the delivery person that the package contains materials from a scammer.  Follow the instructions in 1. above.

    Contact each merchant that is shipping packages to you and explain what is going on. Ask if they want the merchandise returned to them and if they will pay for shipping.

    Packages and envelopes delivered by the US Post Office - Return to any Post Office, obtain a receipt for what you returned, and file a fraud report.

    Packages and envelopes delivered by UPS, DHL, and Federal Express - Return to their nearest shipping office, obtain a receipt, and file a fraud report.

    In some instances, you may have to simply drop off the packages at your local law enforcement office, telling them you discovered the merchandise was purchased with stolen credit cards and the merchants do not want it back and the carrier won't accept the packages either.  Do not forget to obtain a receipt for whatever you drop off.

    File a General Crime Report with your local law enforcement - Scammers often target entire townships so there may be others in town who are falling victim to the same scammer.

    File a report with the FBI online (not at the local Field Office): http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx

    Follow the instructions on the first page of this section for Identity Theft Prevention and filing Scam Email Reports.

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  3. You received packages or envelopes and sent them to the addresses supplied to you by the scammers:

    Refuse all future deliveries and inform the delivery person that the package contains materials from a scammer.  Follow the instructions in 1. above.

    File a General Crime Report with your local law enforcement - Scammers often target entire townships so there may be others in town who are falling victim to the same scammer.

    File a report with the FBI online (not at the local Field Office): http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx.  Be sure to list every name and address you shipped the packages, envelopes, or envelope contents to.

    Contact each merchant that is shipping packages to you and explain what is going on.

    Contact our Law Enforcement Support Division immediately if you sent packages, checks or money orders to addresses in the US or Canada:

    Contact our Law Enforcement Support Division immediately if you received packages or envelopes containing currency:

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If your circumstances do not fit the above solution or if you have difficulties negotiating with merchants or law enforcement, please write to so we can review your problem and offer alternate solutions or intervention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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