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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 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 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.
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