Today is a day of loss.

It brings us great sadness to announce the passing of our friend and partner Iris Münzel today at 4pm Central European Time.

Iris was a romance 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. victim who had come to our organization a few years ago and stayed to help us support many other scam victims. In that time she became a good friend to many of us and a reliable ally.

She overcame the discovery of her scam and the huge loss that it created for her and funneled her energy into helping other victims in Germany and around the world. Countless victims owe their recovery to her tireless work. Even while in her final stages of cancer she was there for other victims doing her best to help them see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Iris was a wonderful supporter of victims, recovery programs, and never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was even able to forgiveForgiveness What Is Forgiveness? Psychologists generally define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness. her 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. and others that had abused her, all the while knowing that her own life was in ever greater danger. In the end, she found it difficult to help but continued to keep all of the many friends she made online in her mind and heart.
We had the great privilege to know her, work with her, and become her lasting friend.

Iris, we miss you!
Sicher reist mein freund!
Safe travels my friend!

Chris Fromal, Vianey Goes
And all of your true friends at 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 to learn more about SCARS.