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.™ Campaign: How To #ActAgainstScams
Today The Internet Is Overrun With Scammers!
Scammers of every possible nationality, scamming with every imaginable type of 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.! They have spread from Africa and Russia to the four corners of the globe.
Just two years ago hardly anything was being done to stop them. 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. were allowed to spread almost unchecked with only token arrests being made.
However, today is a different story. Over 21,000 scammers were arrested in 2018 alone! Scammers are digging in and no longer feel as confident that they are untouchable since the U.S. and other countries are now holding them accountable wherever they live!
More needs to be done though. Much more!
SCARS #ActAgainstScam Campaign
The SCARS #ActAgainstScams Campaign is a way to help you stay focused on what really matters in the fight against scammers.
Constantly displaying photos does not matter except to help victims confirm what they already know. Posting scammers on websites and social media does almost nothing either.
There are ONLY two things that will bring about change:
- Effective Reporting
- Effective Advocacy
In the case of Effective Reporting, we have been making the case for years that the way to report scammers effectively is the Reporting Trident
To effectively report scammers you must do THREE things every time!
- 1. Report the crime to your Local Police if there is Money Lost!
- 2. Report the 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. to 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)
- 3. Report every scammer on www.Anyscam.com
Optionally: Join our 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. Army™ to report them to Facebook too! www.facebook.com/groups/RSN.Army
SCARS is aggressively working to change the situation worldwide. We are appearing and meeting around the world with technology industry giants, we are meeting with law enforcement and governments!
SCARS is already partnered or affiliated with the United States Government, the European Union’s Council of Europe, the Russian Government, the Chinese Government and more. Working on your behalf to change the laws and treaties to allow better enforcment and to eliminate the environment that allows scammers to thrive. But we are doing it without being in the pocket of Facebook like other advocates!
We will continue to do our part but are you doing yours?
We Need You To Do Two Things Right Now!
- Report every scammer!
- Use the #ActAgainstScams hashtag in your comments and posts relating to scams and scammers! Tie everything together with a simple mechanism to show the world how much we all care!
Will You Do It?
You can make a difference and it is not hard, just do these two things and you will make a huge difference in scamming!
We hope you will!
Optionally, you are also welcome to join SCARS as a member for FREE – visit www.AgainstScams.org to join!
Stay Safe Out There!
A SCARS Division
Miami Florida U.S.A.
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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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Visit our NEW Main SCARS Facebook page for much more information about scams and online crime: www.facebook.com/SCARS.News.And.Information »
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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