Scammer Urban Legends: Introduction & What Are They

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Scammer Urban Legends: Introduction & What Are They

Scam Urban Legends: Introduction & What Are They

Helping To Set The Record Straight

With thousands of amateur and pretend anti-scam groups on social media, many spread misinformation, fake news, and urban legends, instead of the real situation and knowledge. These guides will help provide confirmed and correct information you can rely on in your avoidance, discovery, and recovery.

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First Principals

SCARS is a formal crime victims’ assistance and crime prevention nonprofit organization. Our goal is to see everyone avoid scams of all kinds, but if that is not possible, then to make sure that they receive accurate information to help properly identify and discover these crimes, and to get the needed support to be able to recover from them.

There are amazing dedicated groups & organizations around the world that share this vision with SCARS, and in fact, many are partners and affiliates of SCARS – supporting victims in more than 60 countries worldwide – helping SCARS to support scam victims worldwide.

In addition, we have programs to help individuals or existing groups improve the quality of the information and support they provide by working with us as volunteers or becoming affiliated with SCARS through our affiliate & partner programs. This helps well-intentioned people to become professional in their aid to scam victims.

Unfortunately, far too many are driven by other desires and the victims in their care suffer for it.

This series of articles is designed to help counter false information and to help victims make better choices about who they trust.


What Are They?

In 2017 we started this new series to shine a light on the enormous amount of wrong information being spread about scams and scammers!

In some cases, these lies and half-truths that many amateur anti-scammers and groups tell victims are to keep them dependent on them. In most cases though, they just do not know any better. But we do because SCARS is the leading crime victims’ assistance organization focused on financial fraud and scams.

Remember, We Advise You To Trust NO ONE Online That You Do Not Personally Know

Just use the information provided and make up your own mind.

Too many victims get an angry messiah complex and think THEY are the only ones that can save you – they are in fact clueless and harmful because they tell you what they want to believe and what THEY think you want to hear, even though it is totally fake as well. Many of these act like cult leaders, afraid that you will discover they are just frightened traumatized people making it up as they go along. Some of them belong in jail for what they have done to victims and are no better than scammers themselves.

This is why crime victims’ assistance and support is controlled by most Western Countries in some capacity because it is so easy for victims to become the victim of someone else.

Every SCARS Member ( understands their role and the SCARS Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards they MUST follow. While they may not all be experts, they do understand that the TRUTH is what you need, not another made-up fairy tale or urban legend! This is why we publish this series of articles, and so much more. We do the real research, we are connected with law enforcement, we are partnered with government agencies.

We will put some of those fairy tales, lies, and half-truths to death in this series. But we need your help to spread the real information.

Please help us to help others by sharing!

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If You Are Or Run An Anti-Scam Group?

Contact SCARS to learn about becoming an affiliated group or a full educational partner. SCARS provides programs to guide anti-scam groups with the best of intentions and help them develop better practices in compliance with the proper ethical standards. Our goal is to help support the victims of scams and we can help you do a better job of it!

We provide this for worthy groups at no cost to the group!

To learn about our support for anti-scam groups, please contact us at