Scam Reporting And Support
Reporting scams plays a crucial role in combating criminal activities and safeguarding others from similar deceptions. Prompt and detailed scam reports not only contribute to the efforts against fraudsters but also potentially improve victims’ chances of recovering losses through their financial institutions.
Report A Scam
Contact us today to report a scam or request support.
How to Report a Scam
1. Recognise and Document
Understand that anyone can be a victim of rental scams. Gather detailed information about the scam, including the date you first contacted the scammer, how you were introduced (e.g., platform, online ad), communication methods (calls, messages), scammer’s details (phone number, social media profiles), total amount lost, payment methods used, and any supporting documents.
2. Local Authority Reporting
Report the scam to your local police station regardless of your location. Ensure you provide them with all the detailed information you have gathered about the scam.
The police will take your detailed statement, officially log the incident for record, and begin their investigation. This formal reporting is a critical step in addressing and combating the scam.
3. Broader Reporting Measures
In addition to law enforcement, report the scam to the platform where you have encountered the scammer, both your bank and the scammer’s bank, and relevant agencies or advocacy groups.
Also, inform Secureprop.com for wider community awareness, prevention efforts and additional support.
Report a Scam or Request Support
Contact us today to request support.
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