No, I did not contact Canadian embassy in China since I am in US. Actually, the police department in Beijing acted very quickly after I called them. They contacted my friend in Beijing right way to get the evidence. They did trace Bitsen, but they could not find where Bitsen server is located exactly. They said they could not find it in Beijing. However, since I am in US and not a Chinese citizen, they advised me to work with the local police department and report to US authorities. If your mom is a Chinese Citizen, reporting to Chinese Police definitely helps. It is impossible to get our money back. You mom must go through a lot emotionally. Your supportive and love meant a lot to her. God bless you.Thank you so much for sharing your story. Unfortunately, my mom got in an even deeper mess. We are doing everything we can to support her. We have filed online with IC3 but trying to see what else we can do. Not sure if filing with our local police will matter since they’ll just refer to IC3 anyway. Did you find contacting Beijing police helpful? Are they looking into it? Did you contact the Canadian embassy in China too? Or Chinese embassy in Canada? I know the money is nearly impossible to recover, but I want to exhaust all options.