The Sad Tale Of Glenda Seim

The Sad Tale Of Glenda Seim The Story of a Romance Scam Victim who became a Money Mule then a Federal Convict at age 81 A SCARS Victim Story Glenda Seim, Convicted Money Mule! An 81-Year-Old Kirkwood Woman Pleaded Guilty To Being A "Money Mule" For An Online Scammer 81-year-old Kirkwood, Missouri woman pleads guilty to being "money mule" An 81-year-old Kirkwood woman pleaded guilty to [...]

Psychological & Emotional Abuse During A Romance Scam

Psychological & Emotional Abuse During A Romance Scam Manipulation & Control Often Include Abuse! SCARS Advocacy A Romance Scam Is A Form Of Violence There Is Also True Psychological & Emotional Abuse! As any scam victim can tell you, their scam left them profoundly changed. Sometimes they are in denial and simply cannot face it. Sometimes they lose themselves in their anger and rage. But almost all come out for [...]

The Relationship Scam End Game: The Confession Scam and Other Strategies

The Relationship Scam End Game: The Confession Scam and Other Strategies How Scammers Try One Last Time And Close Up The Scam A SCARS Insight This information can apply to most types of scams, from Romance Scams, to Lotto Scams, to Government Impersonation Scams, to Gransparent Scams, and many more. When a victim discovers the truth the scammer will react in one of several predictable ways that we can "End Game Scams." [...]

Congratulations To The Victims Of The Dallas Scammers! This Scammer Received A 14 Year Sentence! [Part 1]

Congratulations To The Victims Of The Dallas Scammers! Part 1 This Scammer Received A 14 Year Sentence! SCARS Was There! A SCARS Advocacy Report A Week Ago Scam Victims Triumphed In Dallas Texas & SCARS Was Right There In The Court! EXCLUSIVE NEWS On October 22, 2021, our own SCARS' Director Debby Montgomery Johnson was in the Dallas courtroom in support of 80+ romance scam victims, including some in our [...]

Congratulations To The Victims Of The Dallas Scammers! Dallas Scam Victim Interview! [Part 2]

Congratulations To The Victims Of The Dallas Scammers! Part 2 Dallas Scam Victim Interview! A SCARS Advocacy Report A Week Ago Scam Victims Triumphed In Dallas Texas & SCARS Was Right There In The Court! PART 2: EXCLUSIVE AUDIO INTERVIEW On October 22, 2021, our own SCARS' Director Debby Montgomery Johnson was in the Dallas courtroom in support of 80+ romance scam victims, including some in our own SCARS support [...]

How To Quickly Recognize And Stop A Romance Scam

How To Quickly Recognize And Stop A Romance Scam About Romance Scams - How Scams Work A SCARS Insight How To Stop A Romance Scam In Its Tracks Millions of people go online in search of romance, and while it does work out for a lot of folks, there are also plenty of fishy people lying in wait! Scammers are always there impersonating real people and pretending to be interested [...]

There Is No “He” Or “She” In Romance Scams

There Is No He Or She In Romance Scams Correcting Confusion And Helping Victims Recover The Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight Almost All Romance Scams Victims Start Out Confused About Who Scammed Them! Often scam victims associate the scam with the face in the photos, even if intellectually they understand that it was scammers behind the photo! As of 2021, SCARS has had a little under 12,000 victims pass [...]

The Pig Butchering Scam – The New Romance & Investment Scam Combination Sweeping The World

Pig Butchering Scams - The New Romance & Investment Scam Combination Sweeping The World An Evolution In Romance Scams A SCARS Insight Pig Butchering Scams? What is that? It is the New Combination of Romance Scams & Investment Scams This new variation of scams began to immerge in 2020 and originated from China. The scam involves building a relationship, often romantic, with a victim before convincing them to make a [...]

Impersonation Victim Robert Hyde Speaks Out [VIDEO]

Impersonation Victim Robert Hyde Speaks Out [VIDEO] Exclusive Interview With SCARS Directors Debby Montgomery Johnson & Dr. Tim McGuinness A SCARS Official Video • See More SCARS Videos Here • See More SCARS Videos on YouTube TAGS: SCARS, Information About Scams, Anti-Scam, Scams, Scammers, Fraudsters, Cybercrime, Crybercriminals, Romance Scams, Scam Victims, Online Fraud, Online Crime Is Real Crime, Scam Avoidance, Victim Recovery, [...]

United States Military Ranks & Insignia – A SCARS Guide [Updated]

United States Military Ranks & Insignia A SCARS Guide to help with recognizing fakes! Updated to Include United States Space Force Ranks THE UNITED STATES MILITARY RANK INSIGNIA Updated with Space Force Ranks Military rank is more than just who salutes whom. Military rank is a badge of leadership. Responsibility for personnel, equipment, and mission grows with each increase in rank. Do not confuse rank with pay grades, such as [...]

What Drives People To Be Scammed?

What Drives People To Be Scammed? A SCARS Overview Why Do People Accept Scams? What We Are Really Asking Is Why People Believe In Fantasies? What is it about us humans that we are so willing to believe a fairytale? Yet, so often that is exactly what we do! This is not intended to shame victims - far from it, this is intended to help victims example their own [...]

How To Detect Scams In Someone You Know – A Guide For Family & Friends

How To Detect Scams In Someone You Know A Guide For Family & Friends You Can't Help Them Unless You Are Fairly Certain They Are Being Scammed - This Guide Will Help You To Know! A SCARS Insight What If Someone You Know Is A Victim Of Fraud Or A Scam? Here Are Signs To Look Out For The list of clues: A big change in their availability A change [...]

SCARS 3 Steps For New Scam Victims

New Victims Please Read This: SCARS 3 Steps™ You Have Been Scammed - Now What? This Is A Very Confusing Time For You Your scam has just ended and you will be in shock, confusion, fear, and anger. You will be unsure about what to do now. We have helped millions of scam victims, and we know that it comes down to THREE (3) BASIC STEPS. [...]

Coping with the Reality of Crime Victimization

Coping with the Reality of Crime Victimization Scam Victim Recovery A SCARS Insight Anyone Can Become A Victim Of A Crime! Being A Victim Of A Crime Can Be A Very Difficult And Stressful Experience! If It Happens To You Or Someone You Love, Here Are Some Important Points To Remember: While most people are naturally resilient and over time will find ways to cope and adjust, there can be [...]

2020 Scams Hit New Records – Millions More Victims

2020 Scams Hit New Records - Millions More Victims New Data Shows 2020 Was a Pandemic In Scams A SCARS Special Report 2020 Was The Year Scams Exploded Everywhere! Of Course, It Was Because Of The Pandemic! People are isolated. Shut-in and alone. Limited casual interaction. All of these are a breeding ground for scammer opportunities. And scammers were ready to capitalize on it. Some reports from Nigeria [...]