If your a victim take notice and if your one of those supposedly bad guy scammers I hope you see these laws at their finest when your standing before a Federal Judge...
Internet Fraud is a scheme to defraud in which the Internet is the primary means of communication. This might entail the World Wide Web, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), e-mail, or instant messaging. While there are no federal laws specifically targeting Internet Fraud, the federal statutes regarding Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud are employed to prosecute individuals and/or companies using the Internet to perpetuate their schemes. These two statutes are almost always implicated by any Internet Fraud.
The Wire Fraud statute--Title 18, United States Code (USC), Section 1343--makes it illegal to cause any electrical signal to cross state lines (including the borders of the United States as a whole) in the course of a scheme to defraud. By the very nature of the Internet, it is highly unlikely that any communication would not cross a state line. Wire transfers--either through a bank or through a money transfer agent such as Western Union--will in most circumstances be sufficient to trigger 18 USC 1343 when such transfers are part of a scheme to defraud.
The Mail Fraud statute--18 USC 1341--makes it illegal to cause anything to be sent through the U.S. mails in furtherance of a scheme to defraud. For the purposes of this statute, items sent via commercial carriers such as FedEx, United Parcel Service (UPS), DHL, and others also implicate the Mail Fraud statute.
Implicit in both statutes is the making of a false statement. It is not necessary that the person executing the scheme be the one who initiates the mailing or use of interstate wires--causing others to take such action is sufficient to violate the statute. There is no dollar-value minimum in either of these statutes. Both are felony-level crimes, punishable by up to five years imprisonment, plus fines of up to $250,000.
So scammers do you think you want to continue your games? Perhaps it is time for you to return the money your scamming off people on the internet and tuck and run..