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SCARS™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 – Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good

Online Fraud Has Been With Us Since The Late 1980s And So Have Groups Claiming To Help Victims And Expose Scammers

From the days of Compuserve, AOL, and Prodigy there are have been people that have tried to help others understand about scams – we started just that way 28 years ago on the old America Online and on the TigerDIrect.com website – initiated by our founder who was also a founder of TigerDirect’s original company. Most of these have been well-intentioned, but some have not.

We have talked about various types of personality disorders such as Savior types who firmly believe they are the only ones that can save other victims and in the process become a danger to others due to their zeal and lack of competence in the subject of cybercrime nor in proper crime victims’ assistance. But there are also many (almost beyond counting) anti-scam groups that are either hate groups disguised as anti-scam groups, frauds, or in simple fact, created and operated by the scammers themselves.

Yet victims who have just been scammed and profess that it will never happen again, rush into the arms fo theses fake, fraudulent, or criminally operated groups and believe in them blindly!

Not One Victim Has Ever Asked To Even See Our Legal Status!

FYI, we are a legally registered charitable tax-exempt nonprofit corporation – incorporated in the State of Delaware, U.S.A. » look us up! File Number: 7221716

In fact, we just re-registered to change our status to a full tax-exempt charitable entity to better serve victims worldwide.

Our organization is affiliated with the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Justice, as well as Europol and other law enforcement entities. Groups claiming to be nonprofit is one of the more common scams and is enforced aggressively by law enforcement.

Here is an example of a group liked by nearly 5,000 victims that claim to be a nonprofit yet obviously they are not – that quite simply is fraud. Here is one such popular Facebook page:

A Fake Nonprofit on Facebook

A Fake Nonprofit on Facebook

The Point Is Simply This: You Are Being Scammed Again By These Groups!

Any anti-scam groups that claim to be HATERS or POLICE should be avoided! In fact, anyone that is not a SCARS Member should be avoided, because simply all SCARS Members adhere to our strict Code of Conduct, to the SCARS Ethical Standard for the Reporting of Scammers, and the National Organization for Victims’ Assistance standard. No one else claiming to be an anti-scam group does. All of these groups are either just victims that decided to save their fellow victims and have no idea what they are doing or are actual scammers masquerading as anti-scam groups hunting more victims for other types of scams.

For 28 years our organization or its founder have worked to help you understand that SCARS (or its Romance Scams Now division) are trustworthy, and to realize that MANY others are not.

Sadly, Most Victims Are Not Learning This Lesson

You can make the difference by demanding that anti-scam groups show you who they are and what their real status and experience are. This was the reason that SCARS founded it Transparency Project several years ago on Facebook – to provide a framework for honesty and integrity. In fact, SCARS has had to remove several members for violations of its Code of Conduct including the owners of the ScamHaters United and other anti-scam hate groups (original membership application on file).

When it comes to fighting against global online fraud why are YOU supporting yet another fraud – even if they are not criminal their claims of knowledge and expertise are still fake – they are making it up as they go.

How Can We Say That?

SCARS is affiliated with the following entities:

  • United States Department of Homeland Security – on cybersecurity initiatives such as STOP | THINK | CONNECT »
  • United States Department of Justice – one African prosecutorial initiatives
  • Europol – on cybercrime and cybersecurity initiatives
  • The European Union’s Council of Europe – on cybersecurity and cybercrime initiatives
  • The People’s Republic of China – on cybercrime initiatives
  • Russian Federation FSB – on cybercrime initiatives
  • The University of South Florida, U.S.A. – faculty for cybersecurity
  • Financial University of Guangzhou, China – faculty for cybersecurity

We are a registered Online Crime Victims’ Assistance & Support Organization, registered with the Nation Center for Victims of Crime – on their VictimConnect national registry »

In addition, OUR principals helped co-author the following:

  • United States HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) as a co-founder and co-chairman of HCCO » and WEDI/SNIP
  • United States COPPA (The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act)

Our principals hold numerous cybersecurity certifications: including from: U.S. DoD (Department of Defense), U.S. DHHS (United States Department of Health and Human Services), and many others.

Our founder Dr. McGuinness has been a direct participant in countless cybersecurity events along with the U.S. FBI around the world.

We are even developing direct relationships with the governments of West Africa and others.

This Is Who We Are. Ask Them Who They Are!

Or better yet, unlike them, unfollow them, unjoin them, and block everyone that has no credentials and who is not a SCARS member.

The choice is clear, you can continue to let yourself be scammed by people claiming the sun the moon and the stars or you can follow an organization that is real and truly looking out for victims worldwide. You also have to help others understand this choice too!.


SCARS the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Incorporated


A SCARS Division
Miami Florida U.S.A.


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More Information From RomanceScamsNow.com

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Tell us about your experiences with Romance Scammers in our Scams Discussion Forum on Facebook »

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FAQ: How Do You Properly Report Scammers?

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

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 (www.IC3.gov)
  3. The SCARS|CDN™ Cybercriminal Data Network – Worldwide Reporting Network HERE or on www.Anyscam.com

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

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Visit our NEW Main SCARS Facebook page for much more information about scams and online crime: www.facebook.com/SCARS.News.And.Information


To learn more about SCARS visit www.AgainstScams.org

Please be sure to report all scammers HERE or on www.Anyscam.com

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