(Last Updated On: February 14, 2023)

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. team covers not only an enormous amount of information but offers invaluable education regarding online scammers.

One way Information is delivered daily in concise articles that are clear, logical and effective. The integrity of this organization is superior to other 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. groups.

Their teams put a lot of thought and expertise into not only the information shared but into their prompt responses to report, blockBlock Blocking is a technical action usually on social media or messaging platforms that restricts or bans another profile from seeing or communicating with your profile. To block someone on social media, you can usually go to their profile and select it from a list of options - often labeled or identified with three dots ••• and delete these manipulators. I appreciate their directness, they understand the psychosocial control the scammers have over their victims.

I read the sites daily it to stay current and to obtain new knowledge. A key benefit with their social media sites is receiving feedback. I also belong to a closed group SCARS Support GroupSupport Group 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. as I too was victimized and remain traumatized by a romance scam. Albeit I am recovering.

The SCARS social network format gives me the confidence to share my experiences and to learn how to keep safe online.

I may not share all the personal details of being scammed with everyone I meet but I do share the knowledge I learn about these predators.

I truly hope SCARS organization continues to thrive, sharing posts, information, continued work with the federal government, sharing worldwide news articles and videos.

We must stay vigilant as the scammers adapt and become smarter every day. Awareness, reporting, and education are our only defense.

All things I wish I knew all this sooner.