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A U.S. Nonprofit Corporation (incorporated int he State of Florida)
SCARS is a government-registeredgovernment-registered It means to be registered with departments or agencies of the government. In the case of SCARS, we are registered with state and federal governments in the United States, Europe & Asia. SCARS is registered as a crime victims' assistance nonprofit with agencies of the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security. And is incorporated in the State of Florida as a nonprofit corporation. crime victims’ assistance & crime prevention organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. and Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico – with affiliates and partners in more than 60 countries supporting scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. victims worldwide.

The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams

RomanceScamsNOW.com Is The Official Scam Avoidance Education And Scam Victim’s Assistance & Support Website Of The Society Of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. [SCARS]

SCARS también tiene una versión en español dedicada de este sitio web en www.ContraEstafaas.org

SCARS Latinoamerica Division

Welcome To The Horrible World Of Romance ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost.!

Actually, they are not about Romance, they are Socially Engineered Scams!

Romance Scams and Socially Engineered Scams Are Corrupting Almost All Social Media Platforms and Dating Websites Today. In Fact, On Some Social Media and Dating & Romance Websites Almost 90% Of All Profiles Are Now Scammers From African Or From Behind The Former Iron Curtain. Scammers Are Usually Easy To Spot, But Some Are Adapting, So Always Watch For The Tell-Tale Clues, And When In Doubt Don’t Respond – If She Or He Looks Too Good To Be True, They Probably Are!

The most important thing to remember is that victims of these crimes did not consent to be victimized. Criminals exploited their vulnerabilities, lured them in then groomed and manipulated them, all to be able to control them so they could steal their money!

Our 31-Year Journey

A Mission To Educate The Public About The Dangers Of Online Financial FraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.

31 Year History of Romance Scams Now created by Dr. Tim McGuinness

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To learn more about the Society of Citizens Against Relationship ScamsSCARS SCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims. Visit www.AgainstScams.org to learn more about SCARS. Inc. – a Florida Charitable Nonprofit Corporation – please visit www.AgainstScams.org
(Incorporation relocated from Delaware to Florida in 2020)

Always Assume A Stranger Is A ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. Until You Know For Sure!

The opinions expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the publisher of this website, and are protected speech under the laws of the United States of America. If any fraudsters or scammers are offended by our statements, Good On Us, we win! This website is not intended for use by minors and does contain adult situations, articles about criminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. conduct, and photography that may be frank in nature. Parental discretion is suggested.

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The contents of this website and extended social media pages represent a scholarly work for non-profit educational purposes in the subjects of geography and social studies.

This is presented FREE to students, teachers & educators, and the public in the interest of developing awareness of the subject and in helping to preserve our common global heritage. Some content is original, some public domain, some provided by visitors, and some content used under “Fair Use” provision of section 107 U.S. Copyright Law. Some content from third-parties. All third-party copyrights are acknowledged. Sources credited where possible or known. If we have not correctly credited a source – please let us know. All original works are copyrighted by the publisher of this website and related social media pages – all rights reserved worldwide. Learn more about the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. at www.AgainstScams.org This website was acquired by SCARS in 2017 from the original publisher.

The majority of the content was authored by Tim McGuinness Ph.D. and the RSN and now SCARS Editorial Teams from 2001 to the present. We apologize if some content is now out of date. Please leave a comment to alert us of any issues.