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How Do You Stop 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.?
THE 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. THREE STEPS TO STOPPING SCAMS:
1. Don’t talk to strangers online – in other words: recognize the risk
Something as simple as just accepting that there is a constant and real danger online will help you be aware and be more careful.
2. Report every online crime that involves money – everyone!
This is so governments prioritize.
This also empowers victims.
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Reporting matters so much because governments have no idea how big the problem really is. But if victims never report, then the government never gives the resources needed to control and stop it. See below for how to uniformly report scammers.
3. Learn about how scams work on your brain and emotions!
These are skills that serve you throughout your life – then pass them on to your family and friends.
By making the effort to really understand how scams work, avoiding the fake information and urban legends spread by amateurs, you will be empowered to recognize manipulation when it is tried on you.
In short: knowing that there really is a constant danger, telling others about it, and learning how to recognize it are essential to preventing it.
Law enforcement cannot stop this, any more than they can stop drug trafficking. Only the consumers of scams – meaning the victims – can stop it by not being ignorant, silent, and vulnerable any more.
Can You Stop It?
Could you do these three things? Of course, you can!
You can’t stop it alone, and you can’t stop by wasting time on useless amateur tactics. But if you help SCARS by sharing information constantly, by volunteering, and by donating, then you can help slow it!
Just remember: Online Crime Is Real Crime – use this hashtag everywhere! #OnlineCrimeIsRealCrime
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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
- U.S. State Police (if you live in the U.S.) – they will take the matter more seriously and provide you with more help than local police
- Your National Police or 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™ Cybercriminal Data Network – Worldwide Reporting Network 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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