SCARSSCARS 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.™ Editorial: Amateur Facebook Anti-Scammers
WARNING: SO-CALLED REPORT 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. 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 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..
Some even claim they offer mental healthMental health Mental health, defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community". According to WHO, mental health includes "subjective well-being, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, intergenerational dependence, and self-actualization of one's intellectual and emotional potential, among others". From the perspectives of positive psychology or of holism, mental health may include an individual's ability to enjoy life and to create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience. Cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect how one defines "mental health". services such as CounselingCounseling Counseling is the professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes. A mental health counselor (MHC), or counselor, is a person who works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Such persons may help individuals deal with issues associated with addiction and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging. They may also work with "Social Workers", "Psychiatrists", and "Psychologists". SCARS does not provide mental health 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 ScamsRelationship Scam A Relationship Scam is a one-to-one criminal act that involves a trust relationship and uses deception & manipulation to get a victim to give to the criminal something of value, such as money! Click here to learn more: What Is A Relationship Scam? 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 CybercrimeCybercrime Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. 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 EuropolEuropol The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, better known under the name Europol, formerly the European Police Office and Europol Drugs Unit, is the law enforcement agency of the European Union (EU) formed in 1998 to handle criminal intelligence and combat serious international organized crime and terrorism through cooperation between competent authorities of EU member states. The Agency has no executive powers, and its officials are not entitled to arrest suspects or act without prior approval from authorities in the member states. Based in The Hague, it comprised 1,065 staff as of 2016. WEBSITE LINK, 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 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. 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 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.
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 policeLocal Police The Local Police is your first responder in most countries. In most English-speaking countries and in Europe report to them first. In other countries look for your national cybercrime police units to report scams to. In the U.S., Canada, & Australia, you must report to the local police first. if you lost money
- Your NATIONAL POLICE or the FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. (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 traumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS. 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 groupsSupport Groups In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic, such as romance scams. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy. They can be supervised or not. SCARS support groups are moderated by the SCARS Team and or volunteers. 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
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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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