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I want to know what do i have to do to find out who i got scammed by?I got scammed by a mysteryshopper,www.richardmysteryshoppers.com who said he was a hiring manager for the mysteryshopper company.I got fooled into cahing checks which were fake at my credit union,now i have to pay it all back which is over 7,000.00.He would get me to send the money western union to he said his business clients.I have to pay all the money bakc yto the bank in 30 days.I do not know what to do.I am 55yrs old and i have never did not stupid like this before.I did not know anything about banking about draft checks until later.I really am very embarrassed.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
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Unfortunately, the police or the FBI (since it appears to have crossed state lines) is your main option. However, keep in mind that you would also face potential criminal liability for your part in the scam (cashing the fake checks). This is a very common scam, unfortunately.

Part of the reason that the police are probably giving you the run around is because it is VERY hard to track these types of scammers down since they are usually located out of the country and have many layers to the scam. It's a very complex scheme. There have been several segments on various news stations and national news shows about these types of scams and about how difficult it is to track down the actual scammer.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Relist: Inaccurate answer.
Did not say anything about obtaining a good lawyer
Consumer Protection Lawyer: MDLaw, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
An attorney is not going to be able to find out who scammed you. You can't sue someone if you don't know who they are. You need law enforcement, not an attorney. Therefore, my answer was not inaccurate.
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