Even though scams are at an all-time low at the moment, one of our users gave us a great idea. Why not file scam reports to cybercrime divisions? At first, I thought it would be a waste of time. However, it turns out that even vague reports quite often get investigated and create havoc for the person reported.
Scammers do whatever they want as they believe they can’t be touched.
After reading up on this issue, it turns out it’s quite easy to file a legitimate complaint against an individual who scammed you, especially if you have his information such as IP/phone number/personal ID. Heck, you can even file reports in Pakistan (the country we have the most problems with) via these links:
It turns out, these complaints quite often get investigated even in countries like Pakistan. And even if nothing gets pinned on the scammer, you get the all mighty eye of law looking over them, and in some cases, it may get their personal computer confiscated for weeks while the authorities investigate. Also, more complaints = more problems. So, from now on, I suggest all pranksters stay clear of SWAPD. We will go after you.
P.S. We will compile a dedicated cybercrime division list of emails/forms for each country, so it’s easy to file a report if you have been cheated. We will work with you so you can pile up a huge amount of complaints, if you prove beyond reasonable doubt that one of our users cheated you.