Contact your bank immediately to let them know whats happened and ask if you can get a refund. Most banks should reimburse you if youve transferred money to someone because of a scam. This type of scam is known as an authorised push payment.
How do I get my money back after being scammed in Nigeria?
If you dont have their email address, you can walk into your bank or the scammers bank, and speak to the customer service in charge of fraud to file a complaint. Your bank will direct you on the steps to recover your money. Report to the police and also speak to a lawyer to file an expert court order.
How do I report a scammer in Nigeria?
Report advance-fee fraud to the Federal Trade Commission and the FBIs Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). If you are corresponding with or being harassed by a 419 scammer, contact your nearest FBI or U.S. Secret Service office.
What is the most secure way to transfer money?
Wire transfers Wire transfers are the most secure way to send money because funds are transferred directly from one bank to another. There is no third-party service that handles your information. You are only allowed to send money to recipients with a bank account, which ensures that the other persons identity has been verified.
Is receiving a bank transfer safe?
As a method of sending money from one account to another, bank transfers are inherently safe. Always ensure you trust the person or organisation you are sending money by bank transfer to. Double-check that you have the correct information for your recipient, including the account and sort number.