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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.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. NEWS: Puerto Rico 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. Arrested!

Wilfredo Ramírez Quiñones Was Arrested By The Police In Puerto Rico On Thursday After Scamming Dates He Met On BADOO, An Online Dating Site

The man, 35, ‘duped women he met online by pretending his father died in the Twin Towers on 9/11 and promising he would take them on lavish trips with the $5.5M he got from a government settlement – if they paid part up front’

The 35-Year-Old Man Presented Himself As An Ex-Military Member Whose Father Died In The September 11 Attack At The Twin Towers

As part of his sob story, he told the women he received a $5.5million settlement from the lawsuit stemming from the attacks.

The suspect conned multiple women out of an undetermined sum of money.

He also schemed women that he met by telling them about access to tickets for cruises and that they only needed to pay the taxes up front.

His downfall came October 29, 2018 when he duped a date out of $4,000 and promise to pay her and her stepdad

Quiñones was charged with illicitillicit Illicit means something that is not legally permitted or authorized under the law; unlicensed; unlawful. It can also mean disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons. appropriation and 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.. He is being held on an $1million bail bond.

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