Should you suspect that a scammer is targeting you, stop all communications immediately and report it to the online dating service or social media platform. If you have been the victim of a romance scam and defrauded in the process, report the matter to the police.
Can I report a romance scammer to the police?
If you are the victim of a romance scam, file a complaint with the FBIs Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
How do I report a love scammer?
Taking ActionCease all contact and block phone numbers, IM accounts, and email addresses.Keep copies of all communications.Report the matter to the dating website.Report the matter to your local police.Report the matter to the FBIs Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.More items
Can a romance scammer be prosecuted?
Perpetrating an online romance scam can lead to criminal charges in federal court. The federal government has laws prohibiting Internet Fraud, identity theft, and bank fraud, among many other criminal laws.