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We receive many inquiries from people who have been defrauded for hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars by Internet contacts they thought were their friends or loved ones. Internet con artists attempt to coax you to send them money. These schemes include lotteries, on-line dating services, offers of immigration or visa assistance, or even requests from a “friend” in trouble. In many cases, scammers troll the Internet for victims, and spend weeks or months building a relationship. Once they have gained their victims’ trust, they create a false situation and ask for money.
Before you send any money, check to see if you recognize any of the following signs that you may be a potential victim of a scam:
The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv receives numerous reports from U.S. citizens who have been the victims of a particular type of internet fraud in which the person has sent money to a person or an agency with the agreement that a youthfull woman will visit the United States for the purposes of marriage or examine. Often, these scams will result in requests for enhancing amounts of money for various purposes, including many noted above. Once the U.S. citizen becomes suspicious, the individual or agency will cut off contact. Many of these agencies have existed for years under a diversity of different names and addresses.
Even if the woman you have become acquainted with does exist and it honestly attempting to visit you in the United States, it is unlikely that she will be issued a visa. The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens not to send money to people or agencies who have advertised for these services over the internet. We have no authority to investigate these types of incidents and it is very unlikely that you will recover your money if it turns out you are the victim of a scam.
Legitimate information about obtaining various types of U.S. visas is available for free from the U.S. Embassy website and the Department of State . Extra information about applying for a visa for your fiancee is also available from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service .
If you believe you are the victim of an Internet scam:
- Do not send money. Unluckily, any money you have already sent is most likely not recoverable.
- End all communication with the scammer instantly. If you feel threatened, contact the local police at once. DO NOT attempt to personally recover the funds you have sent.
- Report the matter instantaneously to:
- The Internet Crime Complaint Center , a partnership among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Cangue Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).
- If you are in Ukraine, to the local police.
- If the scam originated through a particular website, notify the administrators of that website.