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ROMANCE 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. NOW EDITORIAL

What is the purpose of an 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. Group?

In order to effectively combat 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., it takes more that hostility and hate.

It requires change.

The vast number of anti-scam groups post 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. photos exhaustively. Unfortunately, the posting of scammer photos has little real value in avoiding scams, and does nothing to prevent the unsuspecting from being scammed. This has been done for more than a decade, and year after year scamming has doubled each year. It is mostly a focal point for victim’s angerAnger Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, trigger, hurt or threat. About one-third of scam victims become trapped in anger for extended periods of time following a scam. A person experiencing anger will often experience physical effects, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion that triggers a part of the fight or flight response. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically. Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them", psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability. and rageRage Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, trigger, hurt or threat. About one-third of scam victims become trapped in anger for extended periods of time following a scam. A person experiencing anger will often experience physical effects, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion that triggers a part of the fight or flight response. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically. Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them", psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability. against scammers.

Some groups (such as Internet Valkyrja) do a good job of educating people who are already victims, about how to avoid them in the future. Since many victims become victimized multiple times, this education is vital and should be applauded. Online fraud is far more complex that most realize, including the countless non-professionals that claim to be experts. This may be hard to hear, but being a victim is far from a qualification.

Victim’s assistance and support is claimed by many, but only one group is doing it lawfully, but SCARS is developing both standards & certification processes, as well as training programs so other groups can provide compliant support for victims. There are already a large number of processionals and volunteers that have the training and experience to properly help victims both recover from their scam, and move on with their life. Amateurs can be well intentioned, but can do more hard if they are not trained and skilled. After all victim new real help.

Unfortunately, too many groups are managed by individuals who themselves have been damaged by scams and express themselves through their hate of both scammers and anyone who gets in their way. These groups willfully violate international law by acting as bullies and stalkers, harassing the lawful providers of assistance to victims that help save lives every day. For too long this was tolerated, but now a consortium has been formed to identify and address these abusers directly by working with government.

Everyone is completely free to chose who they associate with or where they seek help, but always be aware of the professionalism or the lack of professionalism in these groups. Rage fuels too many anti-scam groups and gets in the way of real progress for so many. It is for these reasons that many countries have enacted both professional standards and compliance regulations for the assistance and support of victims. Publishing a group on Facebook does not mean that they are qualified in any way.

At least SCARS operates independently of these petty squabbles and has achieved significant success in areas of law enforcement reform and support, as well as having a seat at the table for governmental policy reforms.

Our organization thanks all of you for your help in educating others, and we will continue to do our part to be a stable voice and participant in the ongoing change that is already showing results.

John Hull,
Staff Member & Employee,
Romance Scams Now
www.RomanceScamsNow.com