Last Updated on by SCARS Editorial Team
That We Do Not Provide Phone Support
We receive over 1,000 contacts a day on average from 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. victims. Many ask us to investigate their 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. or suspected person. An unbelievable number of these are people asking us to confirm if the person they are dating online is safe or not.
We make it clear with our phone numbers that we do not have the ability to provide phone support in addition to the other work we do. Our budget covers a fixed number of employees, and attempting to provide phone support at our level of funding is impossible.
If you want to report a scammer, please use the forms we provide on our website or go to www.Anyscam.com These reports go automatically into our global reporting network and are distributed to over 1,000 destinations around the world – including governments and law enforcement, dating industry sites, and more.
We ask that you follow our process to effectively report scammers since anything else will be a waste of time for all concerned.
We know that you are traumatized by your experience, and we provide online victims’ 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. (through Facebook) to help, but it is important to maximize our resources to help the most people possible while making sure that scammers are properly reported. This is just something we cannot do over the phone.
It is important to pay attention to the process and follow the procedure to properly report scammers. It is easy to call and ask for time and that we investigate someone for you, or to get your money back, but it just does not work like that.
We are a privately-funded division of a non-profit corporation (we are a division of SCARS – the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams Inc.) and have the resources that we have. As a lawfully registered crime victims’ assistance organization, we are alone in the world supporting online scam victims, but like all non-profit non-governmental organizations, we are constrained by our funding and staffing in the services and assistance we can offer.
Please do not call for support, as we just cannot offer that.
If you have questions, you can send us emails to info@RomanceScamsNow.com or contact us on Facebook or here, but please use the forms we provide on our website or go to www.Anyscam.com to properly report scammers, and not by email.
We thank you for your understanding and helping us deliver the maximum assistance to the most people possible.
A 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. Division
Miami, Florida, USA