Scam Victims Are Not Suckers!

SCAM VICTIMS ARE NOT SUCKERS! A Message To Scam Victims A SCARS Insight The Terms We Use In Communications & Support Of Scam Victims Matters! If We Allow Ourselves To Use Derogatory Terms, What Is That Saying About Us? There are countless numbers of so-called "anti-scam" groups on social media and elsewhere. Many groups delight in telling you that you are on a "Sucker's List." Think about that term and [...]

SCARS Files Complaint With The Department of Justice Inspector General’s Office Against The FBI

SCARS Files Complaint With The Department of Justice Inspector General's Office Regarding Crime Victims Rights by the Federal Bureau of Investigation SCARS Victims' Advocacy The following is the text of that complaint: Attention: Office of the Inspector General, Department of Justice Regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation, IC3.gov - Systematic Institutional Violation of the Rights of Crime Victims. September 8, 2021 Our organization SCARS (Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams [...]

United States Crime Victims’ Rights Laws by State or Territory

United States Crime Victims’ Rights Laws by State or Territory Provided by SCARS Courtesy of the NCVLI U.S. Victims’ Rights Law by State or Territory Click on the state or territory below to view its current victims’ rights laws Links will load a PDF file containing the victims' rights statutes for that state or territory. Alabama Nebraska Alaska Nevada Arizona New Hampshire Arkansas New Jersey California New Mexico Colorado New [...]

UK Proposed A New Cybercrime Fighting Force!

UK Proposed A New Cybercrime Fighting Force! An Advocacy Spotlight Presented by SCARS UK Proposes Fraud/Scam Law Enforcement Shake-Up Changes to the way in which fraud, cyber and online crime is monitored and enforced in England and Wales have been proposed by the UK government The proposals include replacing Action Fraud with an improved national fraud and cybercrime reporting system within the National Crime Agency (NCA); strengthening the NCA [...]

Did The FBI on IC3.gov Ignore Your Crime Victims’ Rights?

Did The FBI on IC3.gov Ignore Your Crime Victims' Rights? U.S. Crime Victims' Rights & Reporting To The FBI on IC3.gov Did You Receive Information From The FBI? A SCARS Advocacy Project All Scam Victims - Please Note: Did you report your scam to the FBI? Via IC3.gov? More importantly, did you receive ANY of these notifications from them after reporting your crime? Were you ... Notified that you [...]

Trump Executive Order Establishing a Task Force on Consumer & Cyber Fraud [Update: Terminated By Joe Biden]

Update: Terminated By President Joe Biden 2021 Executive Order Establishing a Task Force on Consumer & Cyber Fraud While a large portion of the intent of this Executive Order is on establishing a Federal Task Force on various activities, its action also includes online and Internet-based fraud, scams, and cybercrime. It formalizes a United States Government response to place new attention of all forms of transnational crime across the board and empowers new actions and [...]

Trump Signs Historic Order To Address Flaws In Communications Decency Act [UPDATED: Revoked By Joe Biden]

Trump Signs Historic Order To Address Flaws In Communications Decency Act [UPDATED: Revoked By Joe Biden] A SCARS Insight This was an important step in the direction of protecting everyone online and holding tech and social media companies accountable. Unfortunately, President Biden revoked this order almost immediately on gaining the presidency! Thus serving to protect the tech companies and not the internet consumers! Revoked by President Joe Biden May [...]

Rewards for Justice – U.S. Government Reward Offer

Rewards for Justice – U.S. Government Reward Offer U.S Department of State Offers Rewards for Cybercriminals A SCARS Special Report The Biden Administration Is Focused On Stoping Cybercriminals Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Foreign Malicious Cyber Activity Against U.S. Critical Infrastructure The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program, which is administered by the Diplomatic Security Service, is offering a reward of [...]

News From The G7 – Nothing Happened About Global Fraud!

News From The G7 - Nothing Happened About Global Fraud! Once Against The G7 Fails To Even Address The Global Pandemic Of FRAUD! A SCARS Commentary The G7 Leaders Once Again Fail On The Critical Issue Of Global Fraud According to the Government of the United Kingdom, Fraud, and especially online fraud is a national crisis. Yet, while there was mention of Ransomware (because it affects governments directly), [...]

The Issue Of Race In Scam Reporting

The Issue Of Race In Scam Reporting A SCARS Insight A Question Of Race We recognize that all victims, regardless of skin color share the same color of pain from being scammed and we are here to help them all, regardless of: race, nationality, origin, religion, gender, or politics Scammers are NOT all African - they come from almost every country on Earth. There are Latin American scammers, American [...]

Victims As Activists & Why Many Scam Victims Should Delay Or Not Become One

Victims As Activists & Why Many Scam Victims Should Delay Or Not Become One A SCARS Insight Scam Victims Can Become Powerful Activists But Many Should Not Try To Help Others The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime Noted: Long after the physical wounds have healed, many crime victims continue to feel overwhelmed by the psychic pain of loss, powerlessness, low self-esteem, isolation, fear, and rage [...]

Another Failed Attempt By Congress To Help Control The Evils Of Social Media

Another Failed Attempt By Congress To Help Control The Evils Of Social Media In 2019 U.S. Senator goes after Socially Engineered Web Addictions Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Introduced Legislation To Curb Addictive And Deceptive Techniques That Tech Giants Use To Exploit Users. STATUS UPDATED - May 2021 This legislation is effectively dead. Lobbies for the tech industry effectively killed this attempt to improve social media. While this legislation is technically paused - [...]

INTERPOL Launches Initiative To Fight Cybercrime In Africa

INTERPOL Launches Initiative To Fight Cybercrime In Africa From The War on Scams News From The Front New INTERPOL Focus On African Cybercrime (Scams) New INTERPOL Desk Targets Cybercriminals And Internet Fraud In Africa INTERPOL is creating a new cybercrime operations desk with UK funding to boost the capacity of 49 African countries to fight cybercrime. The Afri