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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. Announcement

SCARS Announcement / Press Release
December 5, 2018
Miami Florida U.S.A.


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SCARS IS RE-REGISTERING ITS CORPORATION TO BETTER SERVE VICTIMS

SCARS is pleased to announce that it has re-registered its corporation to accommodate changes in both status and state of incorporation to better prepare for full U.S. 501(C)(3) nonprofit status.

SCARS has changed its registration to the State of Delaware, United States, to facilitate completion and qualification for its new status allowing it to take full advantage of new opportunities for government funding to better assist online crime victims and play a much larger role in government advocacy.

In addition, SCARS has undergone a name change from “Society of Citizens Against Romance 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. Inc.” to “Society of Citizens Against Relationship ScamsSCARS 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. Incorporated”. Both terms will remain trademarks of SCARS including SCARS itself, and the one will remain as a DBA of the other. This name change reflects the changing nature of relationship scams from the focus on romance scams to all forms of relationship and social engineeringSocial Engineering Social engineering is the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It is used as a type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional "con" in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme. It has also been defined as "any act that influences a person to take any action that may or may not be in their best interests." scams targeting individuals of all ages as well as businesses.

We will also be announcing the new Board of Directors within the next couple of weeks as is our commitment to transparency. The board will include members from the United States, China, Singapore, and we have invited members from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Mexico, and the Netherlands to provide the best cross-national representation on our board of directors to best serve international victims of relationship scams and allow for expanded government cooperation in the analysis, identification, and apprehend relationship 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. cybercriminals.

As a result of these changes, it will facilitate a much closer relationship with the United States government, expanding on our partnerships with the U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityDepartment of Homeland Security The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the U.S. federal executive department (under the President) responsible for public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries. Its stated missions involve anti-terrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cybersecurity, and disaster prevention and management. and Justice, as well as additional government agencies in the United States and in other countries.

The SCARS main website will be off for a few days to facilitate these changes and will be back up on December 10, 2018. This will not affect Antyscam.com or RomanceScamsNow.com

Dr. McGuinness will retain his position as President & Chief Operating Officer, and Chairman of SCARS, with the full Board of Directors to be announced within a week. We will be adding Mr. Tshua from Singapore and Ms. Zhang from China to our Board. More information and bios for each will be shared later.

We will announce more details as they emerge over the next few weeks in our transformation.

For more information please contact press@AgainstRomanceScams.org

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