Last Updated on by SCARS Editorial Team
HOW WE PROVIDE SUPPORT
Please be advised that Romance 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. Now does not provide phone based support. Our business phones are for that purpose only. We provide support by email, via Facebook, and our website. But with nearly a thousand contacts a day, our staffing level does not allow us to provide phone support also and we make that clear. We are sorry, but unfortunately we can not return calls.
DO CONTACT US BY EMAIL OR MESSAGES
OUR 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.
But please understand these things:
- All scammers must be reported through 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. Anti-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. Data Reporting Network on websites like this one or on www.Anyscam.com – NOT by messages, comments or email.
- No one can recover your money. Anyone that says they can is a 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.. While we have recovered money for victims, this is a VERY rare occurrence and we NEVER say we can. Realistically, only law enforcement can recover your money, and even then the circumstances have to be right to permit that. If you sent your money through a bank or money transfer service AND it has not been picked up, the bank or money transfer service can revoke it – contact them directly to see if it has been picked up or completed, and what options remain.
- If you are considering taking your life – please immediately call your local or national suicide support hotline. You can find international hotline providers here: http://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/ or in the United States call 1-800-273-8255 http://www.spsamerica.org/
- If you are being threatened by a scammer – remember, scammers are liars. They use threats and intimidation to try to get you to send money. Scammers are also very short of time. They do not have time to waste on unpaying victims. Just report them, blockBlock Blocking is a technical action usually on social media or messaging platforms that restricts or bans another profile from seeing or communicating with your profile. To block someone on social media, you can usually go to their profile and select it from a list of options - often labeled or identified with three dots ••• them and move on.
Scams are terrible, traumatic events in your life. You were not thinking clearly before, so take a deep breath and start now. We are here to help, but our employees can only do what they can do. But we will do all that we can.
Miami (Doral) Florida USA