If he was in the US I would be pointing him at the "Internet Crime Complaint Center" where he could submit a report about the site and other information that could be provided to see they were able and most likely could trace the source.
Internet Crime Complaint CenterFiling a Complaint with the IC3
The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant. We can best process your complaint if we receive accurate and complete information from you. Therefore, we request that you provide the following information when filing a complaint:
- Your name
- Your mailing address
- Your telephone number
- The name, address, telephone number, and Web address, if available, of the individual or organization you believe defrauded you.
- Specific details on how, why, and when you believe you were defrauded.
- Any other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint.
You could likely see them still followup however since you are close being in Canada where both the IC3 and Canadian authorities could pin the scammer down. Typically these clowns set up fly night sites to run their scams from but still leaves traces by way of their ISP host(s)!
I got hit back in May of 2013 at one bogus site that apparently saw numerous complaints and was suddenly shut down by the perp in a hurry! This one came linked off of a regular shopping site which is even more of an urk where I initially made an inquiry as to why I never received any confirmation of the order placed for a mother board I ran a search for and ended there! Come to find out the clown tried to make a $2,600 purchase in Istanbul, Turkey with using the prepaid debit card! I got a $40 insurance claim for the $107 on the card at the time and then received a new card automatically from reporting it.
Newegg was out of stock at the time and none of the other vendors had anything similar listed I would have generally gone through. The all too commonly seen problem however is that as soon as one of these sites gets closed up another one pops up to see it replaced. And some of these are cleverly packaged to appear legit and as secure sites as well. Having some form of web filtering however will block pages for most of the malware and other sites however even when legit but try to see some tool bar added on or see your home page changed.
The phone number on the jam up you are seeing there is the scam and not to be called only confirming you exist but simply making a note of it for future reference if not logging any formal type of complaint. Did the number have a 3 digit area code? That will point out the general locality if here in the states.
Rare if ever use edge, it always getting attack vectors thru, dummy pc scans etc. Fortunate Internet Security Software stopped these attacks. Will not use for the foreseeable future. MS kill this browser.
I hear people claiming they have everything set the way they like it in Edge and having given it a good lookover found it was simply too awkward and unfinished as any suitable browser to advise anyone to be using as the default. What MS should have done but didn't was leave an option for IE knowing Edge wasn't ready for prime time!
Considering I use edge 100% of the time, I'd say it's perfectly ready for prime time for me. I understand that some people are insistent that it have every bell and whistle under the sun, and don't consider it "ready" until then, but as a browser it's 100% functional for me.
I am trying to use Edge but until they have add-ons allowing me to use Lastpass it is more convenient to use Firefox. Also I can manage the bookmark menu much easier in FF.