It is not uncommon to hear that scamming has become very rampant in Nigeria nowadays. Apart from scams done by Yahoo boys to foreigners, there are many situations in which a Nigerian can be scammed by a fellow citizen.
In this article we would be taking a look at a step by step guide that can help you or a loved one recover your money from a transaction that ended up being a scam.
1. Speak Out:
When a person realises they have been scammed, in some cases they may keep it to themselves. Staying silent about a scam not only allows the fraudster go scot free, but would also allow him have the opportunity to scam more people. When you speak out, you can also help prevent him from doing the same thing to others
2. Don't call the scammer incessantly:
When you notice you have been scammed, it is important that you try as much as possible not to call the scammer too much. This is because you will need details when reporting to authorities, and calling incessantly may cause him or her to block your line.
3. Make a report to authorities around you:
This is a very important step you must make sure you take. You can either report to a police station near you, or report to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). You can take along printed copies of your conversations, transactions, and any other evidence you feel might help. When provided with requisite information, they will conduct investigation and could help you contact the bank to freeze such individuals account or trace him
4. Contact a legal practitioner:
You can find any law office around you, and employ the services of a legal practitioner. He or she can help you get a court order to request for a recall of funds, and take other necessary steps to ensure that you get your money back.
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