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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 to learn more about SCARS.™ How To: What To Do If Your 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. Impersonates You On Facebook?

How To Deal With A Fake Profile On Facebook Impersonating You?


A Note Of Caution:

We say it over and over, never confront scammers. When you do they can take out their angerAnger Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, trigger, hurt or threat. About one-third of scam victims become trapped in anger for extended periods of time following a scam. A person experiencing anger will often experience physical effects, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion that triggers a part of the fight or flight response. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically. Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them", psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability. in several ways, and one of them is cloning your Facebook profile.

The best approach is always to just go silent, 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 walk away.

However, most victims react emotionally and the result can be a copy of you on Facebook

How Do You Deal With It And Get It Removed?

First, it starts with protecting your profile – some information should never be shared with anyone but friends – but oh yes, you made the scammer a friend!

Following a 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. lock down your profile – immediately – time matters. Remove the scammer and anyone they introduced you to from your friend’s list.

You protect your profile by making most of it invisible to all but your friends, and some to everyone.

Since Facebook loves to continue to screw with their interface, we can’t show you how to do it since in a couple of months it could be wrong. Here are Facebook’s own guides to controling your profile’s privacy and security settings:

As We Said …

If you aren’t careful scammers can take it and create an impostor account. This is a form of identity theft