SCARS Fully Supports Deaf & Disabled Scam Victims
People with disabilities and Deaf people are victims of crime at three times the rate of people without disabilities.
They also experience some of the greatest barriers to getting help. Too often, victim services are not accessible to people with disabilities, making it difficult for them to get the help they need to stay safe and heal. Federal law requires government agencies and non-profit organizations to ensure their responses and services are accessible to victims with disabilities and Deaf victims.
From an early stage, SCARS has provided the vast majority of its services to help support both the Deaf and people with disabilities.
All SCARS support services are suitable for the Deaf (except for zoom calls, but a Deaf alternative is available to these as well).
If you are the victim of an online crime and you are Deaf or disabled, please contact us: by email at contact@AgainstScams.org, via Facebook messenger, or by messages to our pages. We will help you and you are welcome in our support groups In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic, such as romance scams. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy. They can be supervised or not. SCARS support groups are moderated by the SCARS Team and or volunteers. in English or Spanish (or other languages that we also service).
Do not think that no one can help you! We can and will!
In addition, we have a solution for how to effectively report the crime to your local police The Local Police is your first responder in most countries. In most English-speaking countries and in Europe report to them first. In other countries look for your national cybercrime police units to report scams to. In the U.S., Canada, & Australia, you must report to the local police first. with tools to fully prepare your police report in advance.
To learn more about scams, scammers, and recovery – visit www.RomanceScamsNOW.com & www.ContraEstafas.org – which also supports the Microsoft Edge browser reader text-to-audio (this is available on other browsers as well), and has vision impaired support on the websites themselves.
If there is anything else we can do to better support you please let us know.
We are here to help!