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If You Were Scammed


If you were scammed, understand that you are not alone. Scams are a huge industry, and scammers use many techniques to seem convincing. Taking quick action to report scams can help you limit the damage.

 

Did You Lose Money?

  • First try to stop the payment. Use our Stop Scam Payments tip sheet to find out how to stop recently made payments.
  • Contact your police department to see if you can file a report. If the scam occurred online, consider filing a report with the FBI.
  • Contact Scam Squad for personalized scam recovery assistance

Did You Lose Personal Information?

Personal information is private information – like Social Security numbers, account numbers or passwords -- that can be used to access your account.

Use the FTC’s ID theft recovery tool to get a personalized DIY guide to recovering from ID theft.

Report Scams:

Call Scam Squad at 216-443-SCAM (7226) to talk with an investigator 8:30a to 4:30p Monday-Friday. 

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