What to Do When You’ve Fallen Victim to an Online Scam

Anyone can fall victim to an Internet scam. Online fraudsters have progressed a long way since the Nigerian prince scandal, which has made the scammers millions of dollars over the years. We have all become accustomed to receiving emails claiming that there is a fortune waiting for us if we could only send some money to initiate the process.

Falling for these scams can be terrifying, knowing that some criminal in a foreign country has your banking information. They are of dubious character and will stop at nothing to relieve you of your hard-earned cash.

The scammers have become much more adept at convincing their marks that their emails are legitimate. They have become almost impossible to spot. If you’ve fallen victim to a fraud, then there are a few things you can do to mitigate future risk.

Currently, there are fewer scams intended to rip you off for one big payment. There is, however, an increasing number of  identity thefts being recorded. Having your identity stolen is at best frustrating and inconvenient, but it can also damage your credit score and your ability to access financial services in the future.

Should you ever fall prey to these criminals, don’t panic. We have interviewed Criminal Defense Lawyers and Internet gurus to compile a list o