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Not sure it is criminal. I was scammed in early April & gave scammer remote access to myPC my fault. The next day I realized, went to the bank and closed my accounts, 4 days later, my old ***** ***** were hacked & I lost about $11,000. Now My one account (personls Line of credit has been removed from my site.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. I see these kinds of scams often, I am afraid. The scammer will pretend to be a legitimate virus-removing company to gain access to your PC and your bank account via the telephone.

This is a criminal matter. I urge you to file a report using IC3 - it is a federal agency that collects complaints about people being scammed online:

www.ic3.gov

If the scammer can be tracked, then they may be prosecuted.

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