If you have been the victim of an online scam, online fraud, a criminal internet scam or some other sort of internet fraud, please call us here at Revision Legal. We can help fight against cyber-crime scammers and fraudsters.
You will need experienced internet scam lawyers because, first, you need lawyers with deep experience with online scam laws and, second, you need the expertise of internet lawyers who know how to use the legal rules and procedures to conduct the investigations necessary to identify the scammers. The largest hurdle to vindicating the rights of victims is the fact that most internet scams are done by anonymous actors. Through subpoenas and other legal discovery tools and methods, we can help identify the scammers and locate them in the real world. At that point, the weight and power of the justice system can be properly focused and targeted even if they are located in Europe, Africa, or other parts of the world.
There are many types of internet and online scams. Online scam examples include:
- Phishing — using real-looking (but fake) login screens and fields to steal passwords, accounts names and credential
- Phony bills and invoices — these types of scams include sending a phony invoice, bill or some other alleged payment obligations (like a fake claim that you owe for a fraudulent parking ticket)
- Malware — these scams damage, lock or steal your system information leading to cyber-blackmail or having your system held hostage
- Fake lotteries, inheritances and the like — these online scams are very common where you are contacted and told you’ve won the lottery (or something similar), but you have to send some money for “administrative fees” (or something similar)
- Phony “relative-needs-money” scams — there are many variations on this type of scam including where victims are contacted and asked to pay money for a supposed relative who needs emergency money for a “hospital bill” or “for bail” or something similar
- Fake online sales scams — these online scams are also common where victims are induced to purchase a product or service that does not exist; because payment information is often provided, often, more than money is stolen than just the purchase price of the fake products
- Fraudulent online “auctions” — many online “auction” sites are riddled with fraud with fake “customers” pretending to bid up the price of some item being offered for sale
- Online dating scams — these come in two main types: false and fake dating websites used to collect membership or use fees and false and fake users on legitimate sites whose intent is to find a “mark” to fleece
- Hacking — these scams use sophisticated techniques to hack email and social media accounts to gain access to financial accounts or engage in phishing
What Can be Done?
First, if you have been a victim, know that you have legal rights and you CAN fight back. Second, let go of any embarrassment. Lots of people have fallen victim to online scams. Third, as noted, you need to hire experienced internet scam attorneys. We can help you evaluate your case and options.
Contact Revision Legal