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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 to learn more about SCARS.™ Editorial: A New Year’s Resolution


Over the last four years, the SCARS’ Board of Directors and their corporate sponsors have spent nearly a million U.S. Dollars on the operations of SCARS. Paying for employees, paying for offices and expenses, and most importantly building and maintaining the only dedicated worldwide scam and cybercrime reporting network managed by its SCARS|CDN Division – with over 100 reporting points on and other locations and delivering scam information to over 1,000 entities around the globe.

Yet EVERYDAY people ignore this incredible tool and post scammers in comments, on their profiles, on their made-up pages or groups. They think this magically exposes their scammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. and some anti-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. fairy will come along and do something to stop it all.

Sadly, improper reporting of these criminals it the MAIN reason that scammers have been allowed to grow unchecked for two decades.

Yes, some reporting on Facebook has removed a few profiles. It helps new victims understand that they have been scammed. It does disrupt their activities, but they just create more. BUT there are now more than ONE BILLION fake identities in use online, so how has that worked out?

The SCARS™ Cybercriminal Data Network™ [SCARS|CDN] is the world’s only comprehensive anti-scam data reporting network that distributes data to any government, law enforcement, or other entity that receives their feeds free of charge with full chain of custody authentication.

Sadly most victims either do not care to report at all or do not care to learn how to report effectively!

This Is Incomprehensible!

The SCARS Network passed an important milestone recently reaching over half a million individual reports, yet most so-called anti-scam groups ask you to post on their page or group and actually tell people they should not report to the police or to SCARS.

Some groups do produce results but the vast majority do nothing.

This is insanity.

Let’s make a New Year’s Resolution to help every victim understand what is the proper and effective way to report scammers this year!

After all, this year it resulted in over 21,000 arrests, but just imagine if EVERYONE was reporting properly – we could shut all the scammers down!

Reporting is important. Reporting works. Reporting results in profound change as you all have seen in the thousands of arrests reported in the media. But most people are still not doing it!

Please copy the following and post it in the other groups and pages you view or belong to – make a difference this year! If they 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 ••• or delete you then you know they are only in it for their own egos and are basically just another fake!

Copy and paste the following part:

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This 2019 …

I Resolve To Do My Part To Stop Scammers!

I Commit to Stop Scamming by Reporting All Scammers I Find To the SCARS Network on, on the U.S. FBI’s, and if I lost money to a scammer I will also report it to my local police! This is my duty and I will do it.

I will report fakes and scammers I find online to their platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram!

I will also tell every victim I encounter how to properly report scammers so we can put an end to global online 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.!

I will personally make a difference this year!

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Let’s make 2019 the year that the End of Scamming came into sight!

Together we can do it!

Expect even more progress in 2019!

Thank you for your support!