Can you report someone for scamming you online?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the main agency that collects scam reports. Report your scam online with the FTC complaint assistant, or by phone at 1-877-382-4357 (9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, ET).
Does filing a complaint with the FTC do anything?
The FTC cannot resolve individual complaints, but it can provide information about what steps to take. The FTC says that complaints can help it and its law enforcement partners detect patterns of fraud and abuse, which may lead to investigations and stopping unfair business practices.
Will a bank refund you if you get scammed?
Contact your bank immediately to let them know whats happened and ask if you can get a refund. Most banks should reimburse you if youve transferred money to someone because of a scam. This type of scam is known as an authorised push payment.
Can the FTC get my money back?
Answer. Sometimes the FTC is able to get people all their money back. If that happens, the FTC gives as much money back to each buyer as possible. The exact amount will depend on how much the defendants are able to pay, how much the court orders for refunds, and how many people bought the product.
Does the FTC actually do anything?
First, the FTC does not open cases for individual consumer complaints. When the FTC acts, it is doing so on behalf of the general public. The FTC takes action when there are lots of complaints about a company. Second, the FTC does bring enforcement actions against companies based in part on consumer complaints.
Will my bank refund me if I get scammed Wells Fargo?
If you follow the requirements set forth in the Your Responsibilities section below, we guarantee that you will be reimbursed for 100% of funds removed from your Wells Fargo accounts in the unlikely event that someone you havent authorized fraudulently removes those funds through our eligible Online Services.