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SCARS|RSN™ 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|RSN Facebook pages (dedicated forms) as well as Anyscam.com or RomanceScamsNow.com – all connected to the SCARS worldwide distributio