While the FBI and other federal partners work some of these cases—in particular those with a large number of victims or large dollar losses and/or those involving organized criminal groups—many are investigated by local and state authorities.
We strongly recommend, however, that if you think you’ve been victimized by a dating scam or any other online scam, file a complaint with our Internet Crime Complaint Center (
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He may also send you checks to cash since he’s out of the country and can’t cash them himself, or he may ask you to forward him a package. You were targeted by criminals, probably based on personal information you uploaded on dating or social media sites.
The pictures you were sent were most likely phony lifted from other websites.
The chances of recovering your money are very slim.
One way to steer clear of these criminals altogether is to stick to online dating websites with nationally known reputations.
photo personals, groups, chat, webcam video, email, forums, etc.).
Or, if you aren’t interested in dating, you can use Louisiana Passions solely as a Louisiana focused social network, since it has all the major features found on large social networking sites.