netjr: A family member fell for a scam and sent money by wire transfer that was instantly transferred to Costa Rica?
Who would he contact to report the scam? Local law enforcement and an FBI office blew him off.
Answers and Views:
Answer by penguy9
You can keep trying to report it to whomever, but the money is gone and will never be seen again.
Learn from it and move on. Can’t believe people are still falling for scammers with all the information out there.Answer by do_u_hear_banjos
Live and learn.Answer by hotpepper
They should call their local news network, legally though nothing will get done about it though. In this day and age people should be smart enough to know that if something sounds to good to be true, then it is.Answer by customcat2001
There’s really nothing you can do, they will never find out who done it.Answer by Bill
If he’s been blown off by the FBI, it’s because his money is like that lovin’ feeling.
Gone, gone, gone.
Whoa oa oa.Answer by spawnn
That sucks!! But the bottom line is that they are screwed! Nothing they can do. Sorry.Answer by murrayc
I’m afraid he is S.O.L just like the Nigerian scamsAnswer by yaguru
what would you expect them to do?
When your family member was doing all this, like letting greed take over his thinking, and physically walked into a place to do a wire transfer, isn’t THAT when he should have been calling the cops??
There is only one reason and one reason people get ripped of. They are greedy. This family member thought he was going to get something for nothing, probably at someone else’s expense, and NOW we should feel sorry for the family member??
Puleeeeze!!!!Answer by AJ
Local law enforcement and the FBI blew him off? Yep, that’s our tax dollars at work. You should see what happened when someone bashed in the window of my car. Absolutely nothing! They wouldn’t even come out and were very irritated to have to file a police report on it.
Back to your question: try https://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/reporting.php. I wish you luck. Sometimes you have to be real persistent to get these people you are paying via taxes to get up off their rears and do some work for you.
Also, some cities have investigative reporters on news teams, you could try that. And if your family member was elderly, you can call your nearest Elderhelp or Elder Abuse place.Answer by LTD
Well…he’s “screwed”…but…you can make a complaint to your states Attorney General’s Office…they are the ones to attempt to shut these folks down…
However…their money, sad to say, is long gone..and there is not much hope for recovery….
Live and learn…
These scams have been all over the news…how in the world did they still fall for this????Answer by wizjp
Go back to the bank that issued the wire and see if they can get a federal banking institution involved.