Scammers speak your language. That's why the FTC now takes reports in multiple languages. To report in Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese, French, Arabic, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, and many other languages, call the FTC at (877) 382-4357. Press 3 to speak to an interpreter. To report identity theft, call (877) 438-4338 and choose the option for your preferred language. Lines are open between 9am-5pm Eastern.
But wait, there’s more. Now you’ll find advice in a dozen languages at ftc.gov/languages. There you’ll learn how to avoid a scam, what to do if you paid a scammer, and how to avoid scams targeting your small business. There’s even a fraud handbook for recent arrivals to the United States.
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Recently I was scammed for $1800. From a man identifying himself as being from Facebook