(Last Updated On: February 14, 2023)

I am a victim of a romantic fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.. When my fraud ended – totally emotionally devastated and financially broke I sought help. I joined the 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. group where, without fear of being judged or blamed, I could share with others in posts, comments and weekly zoom meetings – very informative, integrative and motivating events, all that I went through and what I felt on a daily basis.

Thought provoking questions, articles published by SCARS in posts, as well as all the materials available on the website www.RomanceScamsNow.com articles, webinars, interviews with survivors, videos helped me find answers to my nagging questions and complete my knowledge about frauds.

Thanks to the help and support of SCARS, step by step I moved forward in my recovery process. I am a survivorSurvivor A Scam Survivor is a victim who has been able to fully accept the reality of their situation. That they were the victim of a crime and are not to blame. They are working on their emotional recovery and reduction of any trauma either on their own, through a qualified support organization, or through counseling or therapy. And has done their duty and reported the crime to their local police, national police, and on Anyscam.com now.

I owe my emotional recovery entirely to SCARS.

As a survivor, I take advantage of the opportunities provided by SCARS to get knowledge necessary to serve other victims of crime as a SCARS volunteer.