He believes it is imperative that we stop and defeat these cyber criminals.
This is a growing problem whose losses can be measured not only in the millions of dollars lost by victims but also by the emotional devastation each and every one of them experiences.
Scam victims now have the chance to report scammers and there is a chance for the offenders to be arrested as well.
If you suspect a potential scammer or have even been scammed by someone, the first thing you need to do is cease all communication with the scammer.
Pete Caddigan oversees the company's security investigations. "It's tough, every day I come in, there is a new scam and a new set of scammers," Caddigan says. "In the state of Virginia, what's interesting is that 50 percent of the total romance scams reported, happen in the first two months of the year.
It is important that you file a complaint with the police or other relevant law enforcement authorities in your country.
Unlike a few years ago, there is now a chance that the person who scammed you may be arrested.
These master scammers are able to penetrate and basically hack you, including your mind and emotions.
This scheme is becoming one of the worst crimes in American history since these criminals prey on the elderly’s good nature and kindness.