If you paid a scammer
Did you pay with a credit card or debit card?
Contact the company or financial institution that issued the credit card or debit card. Tell them it was a fraudulent charge. Ask them to reverse the transaction and give you your money back. Learn more here
Did you pay with a gift card?
Contact the company that issued the gift card. Tell them it was used in a scam and ask if they can refund your money. Keep the gift card itself, and the gift card receipt.Learn more here
Did you send a wire transfer through a company like Western Union or MoneyGram?
Contact the wire transfer company or your financial institution. Tell them it was a fraudulent transfer. Ask them to reverse the wire transfer and give you your money back.Learn more here
Did you send money through a money transfer app?
Report the fraudulent transaction to the company behind the money transfer app and ask if they can reverse the payment. If you linked the app to a credit card or debit card, report the fraud to your credit card company or financial institution. Ask if they can reverse the charge.Learn more here
Did you pay with cryptocurrency?
Contact the company you used to send the money to and tell them it was a fraudulent transaction. Ask to have the transaction reversed, if possible.Learn more here
Did you send cash?
If you sent it by U.S. mail, contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 and ask them to intercept the package. To learn more about this process, visit USPS Package Intercept: The Basics
If you used another delivery service, contact them as soon as possible.