Your friend should just call the police where the travel agent is located and make a report The police officer may record the conversation and that should suffice. When it comes time for restitution later in the case, there may be issues with the victim being overseas, but it is better to start the report and stop the travel agent.
Police Officers can take a statement over the phone. There is no need for a sworn affidavit. Your friend should contact the police department where the event (the fraud) took place. They are the ones who would investigate any case. That office should be informed, however, of any other police agencies they may wish to contact with similar cases involving the same suspect.
Mr Hill and Hagopian give good advice. Good luck with the issue.
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I agree with my colleagues.
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