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SCARS|RSN™ A 27 Year History Of Service To Scam Victims

Our founder Dr. Tim McGuinness first started tracking scams and scammers in 1991 on the old America Online before the web came into existence for all.

Over the years this activity migrated from AOL onto TigerDirect.com (our founder was a co-founder of TigerDirect’s parent in those days), then onto another major website that he published, and then onto a stand-alone dedicated website.


Over the years we have seen every imaginable scam and hear the stories of hundreds of thousands of victims, reaching millions around the world.

As we close out our 27th year we take stock of where we have been and where we are going, now under the nonprofit nongovernmental organization the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Incorporated [SCARS].

In the coming year, SCARS and its leadership will become significantly more active in working with the United States Government of anti-scam initiatives, as well as developing new programs to help victims. One of the SCARS missions will be to Federalize victims’ assistance licensing to make sure that victims of online crime are assisted to the maximum professionalism possible, and that the fake anti-scam amateur groups end their further manipulation of scam victims for their benefit even if it is not financial. SCARS is the only registered online crime victims’ assistance organization and the only one that is a member of NOVA. Through our professional development activities, we will assist volunteers interested in helping victims to obtain the training and certification that will be needed to operate lawfully under the SCARS Membership umbrella.

We wanted to take this time to acknowledge the incredible people that we have met over the years, and the help that wonderful volunteers have provided to scam victims around the world.

Real progress is being made every day now, and SCARS will continue to be at the forefront of pushing more progress in all areas.

Thank you for your support!

SCARS the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Incorporated


A SCARS Division
Miami Florida U.S.A.



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