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SCARS™ Editorial: Amateur Facebook Anti-Scammers
WARNING: SO-CALLED REPORT SCAMMER PAGES/GROUPS ON FACEBOOK
It Seems Like …
It seems like every minute someone creates another Facebook page or starts a group on Facebook about scammers. At least 5 were created just this morning!
They all claim to be instant experts. Many claim that THEY are the place to report scams.
Some even claim they offer mental health services such as Counseling that REQUIRE actual government occupational licenses – but of course, they do not have them.
THAT IS COMPLETE NONSENSE!
These groups are created by victims like you. It is understandable that people want to help end this (scams) or help others.
But just by being a victim of a crime does not mean they are experts or have any expertise in criminology or victims’ assistance.
To understand how the scamming industry works requires more than observing a few fake profiles. It is a multi-billion dollar global enterprise, involving massive corruption and challenging international treaties.
Victims Assistance Is Even More Critical
Victims’ assistance services have a profound impact on the mental health of victims of traumatic experiences such as romance scams. Incompetent groups claiming they offer everything for support to counseling at taking victims lives in their hands for their own self-gratification. Proper victims’ assistance and support requires training, understand, certifications, and oversight from global institutions, which none of these have.
The Society fo Citizens Against Relationship Scams is the only online crime victims’ assistance and support organization registered with the United States Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, the National Center for Victims of Crimes, and is a member of the National Organization for Victims’ Assistance a global standards body focused on setting professional standards.
When It Comes To Reporting Scammers Remember:
Remember that not one of the hundreds (thousands) of Facebook pages that claim they are places that you can report scammers does anything unless they connect with the SCARS Network.
Posting endless photos on Facebook does nothing to stop scammers – at most, it can help report fakes to Facebook. But most only post endless streams of scammer photos which is completely useless and can actually be harmful to their members.
Even then reporting to Facebook only serves the purpose of removing the profile and disrupting the scammer. It is valuable if it is done systematically.
Reporting Through The SCARS|CDN
However, only by reporting into the SCARS|CDN Cybercrime Data Network (Anyscam.com and other locations) will the reports go to agencies around the world.
The SCARS|CDN has over 100 reporting points on SCARS Facebook pages (dedicated forms) as well as Anyscam.com or RomanceScamsNow.com – all connected to the SCARS worldwide distribution network. It also has over 1,000 recipients of the Cybercrime Data Feeds.
Remember that SCARS is partnered with or affiliated with the United States Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, with Europol, and many other agencies around the globe.
Do Not Be Fooled
So do not be fooled. Just because another amateur instant expert pretend Facebook Page or Group says they are for reporting scammers – it does not mean they do anything!
Most of these groups are actually engaged in fraud by claiming they do things they do not. They are just places where angry victims can throw scammer photos at the wall for everyone’s misery.
SCARS is an incorporated tax-exempt nonprofit. We are a registered online crime victims assistance organization, with trained personnel to help you through your experience. Do not be fooled by someone who has NO real experience or training.
If you buy into their fakery you are only prolonging your own recovery and doing nothing to stop scammers. Plus you are supporting others that only offer false hope to scam victims.
We Urge You To Apply What You Have Learned And Avoid These Scam-Hater Groups For Your Own Mental Health!
HOW TO REPORT
The PROPER way to report scammers is:
- Your local police if you lost money
- Your NATIONAL POLICE or the FBI (www.IC3.gov)
- The SCARS|CDN through www.Anyscam.com
SCARS Groups On Facebook
SCARS does have specific Facebook groups to help with profile removal. If you are interested you can join in that effort. But these are not for public display. The groups that just post endless photos serve no purpose except to cause more trauma for their participants to feed the egos of the group’s creator. Ours are working groups that systematically take down thousands of fakes.
Code Of Conduct
Many of these fake groups criticize our Code of Conducts and Standards, but they offer none of their own. Only SCARS and their Member professionals and Member Groups adhere to the SCARS Code of Conduct and multiple ethical standards in the assistance of scam victims. To read our Code of Conduct visit www.AgainstScams.org
That Is The Difference
That is the difference. Sadly tens of thousands of victims do not know any better and have gone from one fake to another in seeking support.
Remember that the real people who are the fake amateur pretenders can be just as dangerous as a fake scammer! Would you go to a fake doctor? Or a fake dentist? Yet people do, and they are arrested all the time!
Most of these so-called scammer-reporting and support groups are made up of real people that mostly have good intentions, but that does not make what they are doing beneficial to real crime victims or even legal in all cases. It also does not mean they have done anything to solve the problems of scamming.
You Have To Learn To Be Smarter
We ask you to help other victims understand this!
We do have a mechanism for groups that want to follow real professional standards to join SCARS and become accredited SCARS Member Groups. You can learn more about our process on www.AgainstScams.org
A SCARS Division
Miami Florida U.S.A.
TAGS: Amateur Anti-Scam Groups, Fake Anti-Scam Groups, Pretenders, Incompetent Groups, Scammer Exposure Pages, Useless Effort, Doing Nothing, Scam Hater Groups, Victim Abuse,
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FAQ: How Do You Properly Report Scammers?
It is essential that law enforcement knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.
Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:
- Local Police – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance
- Your National Police or FBI (www.IC3.gov »)
- The SCARS|CDN™ Cybercriminal Data Network – Worldwide Reporting Network HERE » or on www.Anyscam.com »
This helps your government understand the problem, and allows law enforcement to add scammers on watch lists worldwide.
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To learn more about SCARS visit www.AgainstScams.org
Please be sure to report all scammers HERE » or on www.Anyscam.com »
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