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SCARS Announcement: SCARS First Annual Conference 2019

The first annual conference for the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS]

SCARS 1st Annual International Conference

Miami Florida USA • November 16 & 17, 2019

Hosted by the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS]

It will be two days of speakers and presentations by leading victims’ advocates, law enforcement, U.S. Congressional delegates, representatives from the U.S. Government, Leading Academics, and SCARS Leadership.

The agenda will be to fully explore:

  • The current successes in trans-national enforcement and the limitations – treaties, policing on both sides, and the SCARS Global Scam Reporting Database (
  • Political will to address global cybercrime
  • Social Media regulations that benefit online safety
  • The role of disinformation and urban legends spread by anti-scam gate groups in delaying initiatives and victim recovery
  • The current approaches to scam victim assistance and support recovery programs
  • Better understanding of manipulative techniques and amygdala responses, and how victims can better recover from these
  • Introduction to survivors and their stories, and the introduction of the new SCARS Survivor’s Network™
  • Discussion about the SCARS Ambassador Program for regional chapters

Breakout & Training Sessions For:

  • Local Law Enforcement Training
  • Victims’ Support Training
  • Ethical Scam Reporting For Journalists Training
  • SCARS Standards Committees

Certification Examinations:

  • SCARS Certified Support Professional Examination
  • Anti-Scam Group Operator SCARS Certification
  • Anti-Scam First Responder SCARS Certification

Round-table Expert Discussions and Q&A:

  • Law Enforcement At Home & Abroad
  • Scamming Techniques & Countermeasures

The Keynote Presentation will be by SCARS Founder and Chairman Dr. Tim McGuinness

Full agenda and schedule will be posted as finalized.

To stay information indicate your interest on this event, and we suggest joining SCARS for free at

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We hope to see you there!


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SCARS™™ is the official victims' education & support publication of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams™ Incorporated [SCARS]™ It is edited and published by the SCARS Team. SCARS is a government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization, based in Miami Florida U.S.A. Its founder has been involved in combating online fraud since 1991. SCARS™ - the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. is dedicated to supporting scam victims worldwide, educating the public to avoid scams, and advocating victim's causes and changing government and law enforcement attitudes toward online fraud for good! This SCARS website and all of our publications (including social media) are maintained by our own staff employees and volunteers to provide you the most up to date information about scams & scammers from around the world. We show you how to avoid them or recover from them. Visit us on social media or the website for more information about scams & scammers, and how to recover from your exoerience.