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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 www.AgainstScams.org to learn more about SCARS. Insight: Current Analysis of 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. Data Compiled by the SCARS|ANALYTICS Division

The following it the latest edition of the scamsScams 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. & scammer data compiled, estimated and assembled by the SCARS|ANALYTICS™ division of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship ScamsSCARS 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. Inc.

Current Data Version: January 4, 2019 SA5.07

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SCARS™ Scams By The Numbers

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. Victims

New & Total Scam Victims As Of End Of 2018 ***

Growth Of ROMANCE SCAM VICTIMS 15 Year Plot

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Total SCAM VICTIMS Worldwide Not Including China Through 2018*** – Increasing
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Total Romance Scam Victims Worldwide Not Including China Through 2018* – Increasing
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Total Romance Scam Victims China Only Through 2018* – Increasing
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The Number Of New Romance Scam Victims Each Hour On Average – Declining*
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Number Of New Romance Scam Victims Per Minute – Declining*
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New Romance Scam Victims 2018* – Compare To 1 Million In 2016
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New Romance Scam Victims Per Day 2018* – Decreasing
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Scam Money Lost Per Day 2018* – Decreasing
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Scam Money Lost 2018* – Decreasing
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Victim Suicides Per Day 2018* – Increasing
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Victim Suicides In 2018* – Increasing

* Updated December 15 2018 based up SCARS|ANALYTICS
Includes All Forms Of 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.: Romance, 419419 An advance fee scam or fraud (419 scam) is a form of fraud and is one of the most common types of online confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster claims will be used to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim or simply disappears. The 419 comes from the Nigerian law against this type of scam., Tech Support, Blackmail
Not Including BEC Scams Which Are Estimated To Be Over $60,000,000,000

SCARS™ Scams By The Numbers

Scammers

Scammers & Activity As Of End Of 2018 ***

Growth in SCAMMERS & ARRESTS WORLDWIDE 15 Year Plot

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Scam Attempts Per Day 2018* – Increasing
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Scam Attempts Total 2018* – Increasing
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Scammers Arrested Per Day 2018* – Increasing
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Scammers Arrested In 2018* – Increasing

* Updated December 15 2018 based up SCARS|ANALYTICS
Includes All Forms Of Online Fraud: Romance, 419, Tech Support, Blackmail
Not Including BEC Scams Which Are Estimated To Be Over $60,000,000,000

SCARS™ Scams By The Numbers

Behaviors

Victim Behaviors As Of End Of 2018 ***

How Romance Scams Victims Behave 2018

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Percent of Scam Victims Reporting The Crime on Anyscam.com 2018* – Increasing
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Percent of Scam Victims Reporting The Crime to Police or FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. 2018* – Increasing
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Number Of Times An Average Victim Is Scammed* – Decreasing
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Number Of Scam Victims Who Are Scammed 5 Or More Times* – Increasing
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Number Of Reports Received By The FBI’s IC3.gov in 2017 – Increasing
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Estimated Number Of Reports Received By The FBI’s IC3.gov in 2018 – Increasing
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Estimated Number Of Romance Scam Reports Received By The FBI’s IC3.gov in 2017 – Increasing
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Estimated Number Of Romance Scam Reports Received By The FBI’s IC3.gov in 2018 – Increasing
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Estimated Number Of Victims That Successfully Recover From Romance Scams* – Decreasing
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Estimated Number Of Years To Financially Recover From A Romance Scam* – No Change

* Updated December 15 2018 based up SCARS|ANALYTICS
Includes All Forms Of Online Fraud: Romance, 419, Tech Support, Blackmail
Not Including BEC Scams Which Are Estimated To Be Over $60,000,000,000