After we realized that we had become scam victims, we started looking for help. I spent many hours on the phone and on the internet searching. I would contact one place, that would refer me to another, that would refer me to another to find out that really, there was no real help. There were plenty of places to report this scam to, but we were looking for a place that would actually do something about it . . . help us recover our money and stop “the bad guys” . . . but we could not find any such place. That is when we decided that we should try and do something to fight back.
And with that, our website was born. Yes, we can not help people to recover their money, but we do offer education about the scams, a list of the places to report this to, and support to scam victims. Scams effect you not only financially, but emotionally also. Many people have found a great amount of relief just from talking with other victims on our message board. It helps when you see that you are not alone and that others have made it through the same hard times that you are going through.
We have done a lot of work with the media to try and bring more attention to these scams and educate more people. And when we find a new resource that may be of assistance to scam victims we update them on that also. It is our hope that someday we will be able to work with the government and law enforcement to actually recover money for scam victims, but for now education is the best way to fight these scams. The fact that you are here reading this is bringing more attention to the scams, and that is a step in the right direction.