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What can I do when I get a call I think is a scam? Hang up. (Or don't answer in the first place.) I probably get over 20 scam calls per week. Some I answer because based on the caller ID it could be work related in my city, but if before I say anything I hear a recording in Chinese, or a recording that sounds like a real person saying "Hello?", I know to ...


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Social Security - same as the IRS - would never call you with such a topic. Those are always scams, trying to talk you into sending them money, by making the issue urgent and threathening. Ignore it.


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This is a scam. Here is information from an official USA government website. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/12/what-social-security-scam-sounds SSA will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards. Anyone who tells you to do those things is a scammer. Every time. EDIT: There is ...


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Did you get a P800 letter explaining the amount overpaid and the process to get the refund issued. If not this could be a scam. Read https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hmrc-warns-on-tax-refund-scams If you have completed the process and didn't get a check or went to incorrect address after you moved... It's is a very low possibility of new resident ...


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How can I actually press charges and see that the person committing wire fraud against me is caught? I imagine you should report any criminal offence (stealing your money) to the police. To recover civil damages you normally contact a lawyer. Obviously this depends on your country/jurisdiction (and maybe that of the other parties involved) They attached ...


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That's just not surprising. Western democracies make a good effort to do what is Right, but the fact is there are so many flies and so few flyswatters. Of course, you have a private right of action to some degree: you can sue John Doe and then use discovery to collect facts -- but you're liable to just run into more victims, and possibly ones worse off ...


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It sounds like you've done most of the possible things already: Report to the appropriate authorities. You've reported to the ICCC. You can also check the government's central fraud and scams reporting page for other authorities you may want to notify. Report it to your financial institution. They will be instrumental in restoring your funds, and they will ...


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For me the red flags where the non-useful comments given on social media, even social media accounts with no traffic and not being able to find anyone of the named persons during the cold calls somewhere else in the internet. If you have good sales people I would expect that they are interested in a customer relationship hence would appear somewhere else in ...


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