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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.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. Basics: Forgetful Scammers

Why Do They Forget What You Talked About?

Remember that scammers are working many other victims at the same time. Imagine you had a hundred girl or boyfriends – you would never be able to keep it all straight without a spreadsheet. In fact, scammers do maintain careful records of each victim’s details. But they are just human and sometimes they connect to a victim when their laptop is not available.

Another reason this happens is that Scammers work in teams or gangsGangs A gang is normally a group or society of associated criminals with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over a territory or business practice in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior. Online gangs are not limited by territory and may operate side by side with other gangs while engaging in crime online. Some members of criminal gangs are initiated (by going through a process of initiation), or have to prove their loyalty and right to belong by committing certain acts, usually theft or violence, or rituals. Gangs are usually rougher and more visible than scammer cartels, and more often arrested.. They have to have more than one person to be available to a victim 24/7 – especially since they are working victims all over the world.

Why most of the information will be in chat records, that does not mean the 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. who did not have that conversation knows about it. Most victims notice this after a “shift change” where they told one scammer something and the next in line does not know it.

In some cases, the platform makes it difficult to look back to past messages. This is one of those signs that you are dealing with African scammers.

Either way, it is one of those red flags that should cause concern.

Thank you to Clair for asking a lot of questions!

If you have questions, please leave them in a comment and we will respond

 

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SCARS™ Team
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Miami Florida U.S.A.

 

 

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