SCARS™ Scam Basics: How Do You Properly Report Scammers?

Why Does It Matter Anyway?

It is essential that law enforcement and the government knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.

By knowing better how many of these crimes take place, the government can plan and prioritize more resources and the need for international cooperation. Remember the squeaky wheel gets oiled.

But if only 3% of victims report these crimes, it does not seem to be as big a problem. This is one of the major reasons why so little action was taken during the last U.S. Administration. Now real actions are being taken, that resulted in more than 21,000 scammers being arrested in just 2018.

Reporting (Exposing Scammers) On Facebook And Other Websites

In most cases, exposing or reporting scammers and fakes on amateur pretender or scam-hater social media pages/groups or amateur anti-scam websites is a waste of time.

There is some value to help other victims discover they have been scammed, but ONLY SCARS developed a true worldwide scam data reporting network (SCARS|CDN™ connected to this website, », and dozens more) that connects our data with agencies around the world. No one else does anything other than paste it on a page.

SCARS also have dedicated Reporting & Action Groups on Facebook to removed fake profiles from Facebook and Instagram. If you would like to volunteer and help in that activity, please go here: »

Do Your Duty

Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:

  1. Local Police – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance
  2. Your National Police or FBI ( »)
  3. The Scars Worldwide Reporting Network HERE » or on »

This helps your government understand the problem, and allows law enforcement to add scammers on watch lists worldwide.

If you Did Not Lose Money

  1. Your National Police or FBI ( »)
  2. The Scars Worldwide Reporting Network HERE » or on »

It Takes Just A Few Minutes

Remember how much time you spent being scammed? The hours and hours you spent believing in a fantasy?

Reporting only takes a few minutes. You don’t have to write a book, just provide the basic facts! What he said or she said is not so important. Provide the contact info, the names, the locations, and the money details. That is enough to help, and if they need more then law enforcement will contact you.

Do They Follow Up?

In most cases, you will not hear from anyone because either there is not enough information to act on, or it has to accumulate into a solid case. The information that you report does not automatically trigger an investigation, it is a seed that in time will sprout and take on a life of its own.

Remember that there are over ONE BILLION fake identities in use online. So each report matters, but no one has the time to respond to each one.

If You Need Help

Remember that SCARS is a legitimate registered incorporated crime victims’ assistance and support nonprofit organization. We have helped millions of other victims and we can help you too!

We are here if you need us!

SCARS the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Incorporated


A SCARS Division
Miami Florida U.S.A.



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