Q: How can I file online bitcoin job scam to FBI?
Last year I was scammed online about bitcoin job. I lost money, my debit cards were overdraft and almost lost apartment because of lack money. My and my boyfriends personal information were exposed to scammer. I do not have a lot of his personal info. But as I prove I have all messages, calls, pictures. And I also was reporting to Facebook groups when I saw this kind of messages.
What should I do in this case? Will FBI take it seriously and consider my complain? If yes it can help me to apply for U immigration visa.
Thank you for any help!
A: It does not sound like this case would meet the requirement for physical or emotional injury. Police departments and prosecutors have been very stingy about signing off on them lately, so the weaker a case, the less likelihood of success. It also sounds like you are acknowledging proof problems, which makes a tough case even tougher. It's hard to say if the FBI would be interested, as they are more interested in large scale frauds, and they expect good evidence. And no matter what anyone promises, only DHS/ICE can decide whether to approve a U visa or place a person into removal proceedings. It's conceivable you might have other ways to obtain lawful status, but this would require a far greater and deep review of your situation. Don't take this message as legal advice to be followed; it's just a general statement of the laws and procedures involved. You should give serious thought to consulting with an experienced immigration/criminal lawyer. At least that way, you'll have the correct information, and even if they cannot find a path to relief, you will avoid making things worse.
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