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SCARS™ Special Report: Where Do Scammers Scam Scam Victims?

We Are Asked Every Single Day If Scammers Scam On This Social Media Or That One!

While This list may not be complete these are ALL places where scammers scam on Social Media. In other words, everywhere!

If you belong or have an account on any of these – then you are a target.

We recommend that you close all social media accounts that you do not depend on. Especially if you joined one (such as Google Hangouts) just for the purposes of talking to a scammer!

List Of Scammer Filled Social Media


NameDescription/focusDate launchedRegistered users
About.meSocial networking siteOctober 20095,000,000
Academia.eduSocial networking site for academics/researchersSeptember 200818,000,000
AsianAvenueA social network for the Asian American community1997
aSmallWorldEuropean jet set and social elite worldwideMarch 2004550,000
AthlinksRunning, swimming2001139,458
Audimated.comIndependent music2010
BeboGeneralJuly 2005117,000,000
Biip.noNorwegian community1 June 2005430,000
BlackPlanetBlack Americans1 September 199920,000,000
BusuuLanguage learning community (headquartered in Madrid, Spain)16 May 200812,000,000
BuzznetMusic and pop-culture200510,000,000
CafeMomMothersDecember 20061,250,000
Care2Green living and social activism19989,961,947
CaringBridgeNot for profit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.19979,500,000
CarSwapCar swap and sales matching platform.2016100,000
Classmates.comSchool, college, work and the military199550,000,000
CloobGeneral. Popular in Iran2004
CommongroundEnvironmental and property due diligence professionals20075,000
CouchSurfingWorldwide network for making connections between travelers and the communities they visit.20032,967,421
CozyCotEast Asian and Southeast Asian women2001150,000
CrunchyrollAnime and forums.2006
CucumbertownNetworking for cooks2012
CyworldGeneral. Popular in South Korea.199924,000,000
DailyStrengthMedical & emotional support community – physical health, mental health, support groups4 November 2007
deliciousSocial bookmarking allowing users to locate and save websites that match their own interestsSeptember 20038,822,921
DeviantArtArt community7 August 200026,000,000
Diaspora*Decentralized, user-owned, open source, nonprofit, privacy aware, generalNovember 2010669,000+
DisaboomPeople with disabilities (amputees, cerebral palsy, MS, and other disabilities)2007
Dol2dayPolitic community, social network, Internet radio (German-speaking countries)15 May 200040,200
DontStayInClubbing (primarily UK)April 2003
doubanChinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and recommendation services for movies, books, and music.200546,850,000
DoximityU.S. Physicians and medical doctors.2011400,000
Draugiem.lvGeneral (primarily LVLTHU)April 24, 20042,600,466
DXY.cnChinese online community for physicians, health care professionals, pharmacies and facilities20002,000,000
ElftownCommunity and wiki around fantasy and sci-fi.Feb 2002185,000
ElixioBusiness executives jet set and global elite.July 200780,000
ElloGeneralMarch 2014
English, baby!Students and teachers of English as a second language20001,600,000
Eons.comFor baby boomers and mature internet users age 40 and beyond.Jul 2006
eToroSocial investing, financeMay 20072,500,000
Experience ProjectLife Experiences2007
FacebookGeneral: photos, videos, blogs, apps.February 20042,270,000,000
FetlifePeople who are into BDSMJanuary 20082,701,715
FilmAffinityMovies and TV series2002250,000
FilmowMovies and TV series2009
FledgeWingEntrepreneurial community targeted towards worldwide university studentsFeb 2009
FlickrPhoto sharing, commenting, photography related networking, worldwideFebruary 200432,000,000
Focus.comBusiness-to-business, worldwide2005850,000
FotkiPhoto sharing, video hosting, photo contests, journals, forums, flexible privacy protection, friend’s feed, audio comments and unlimited custom design integration.October 19981,632,565
FotologPhotoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain200220,000,000
FoursquareLocation-based mobile social network200920,000,000
FriendicaDistributed, federated, privacy aware, open source, generalJuly 2010
FuelmyblogBlogging communityJuly 200750,000
FyuseA spatial photography app and website which lets users capture and share interactive 3D images.2014
Gab.aisocial networking service created as an alternative to social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit.2016310,000
Gaia OnlineAnime and games. Popular in United States, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around Asia.200323,523,663
GamerDNAComputer and video games21 September 2006310,000
Gapyear.comTravel social networkJuly 1998
Gather.comArticle, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussions25 Feb 2005465,000
Gays.comSocial network for LGBT community, guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping16 May 2008100,000
Geni.comFamilies, genealogy16 January 200715,000,000
GentlemintCommunity for sharing and discussing all things manly25 November 2011
GetGlueSocial network for entertainment.28 October 20082,000,000
GirlsAskGuysA community where people help each other by sharing their experiences & opinions.June 2007450,000
GogoyokoFair play in music – a social networking site for musicians and music lovers.1 Oct 2009
GoodreadsLibrary cataloging, book lovers.December 200613,000,000
GoodwizzSocial network with matchmaking and personality games to find new contacts. Global, based in France.October 2010110,000
Google+General28 June 20111,600,000,000
GovLoopFor people in and around government.May 2008
GrindrFor gay and bisexual men.March 20092,400,000
HabboGeneral for teens. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat room and user profiles.August 2000268,000,000
Hangoutsa social media of Google – being canceled 
hi5General. Popular in Nepal, Mongolia, Thailand, Romania, Jamaica, Central Africa, Portugal and Latin America. Not very popular in the United States.200380,000,000
Hospitality ClubHospitality328,629
HotlistGeo-social aggregator rooted in the concept of knowing where users’ friends are, were, and will be.80,000
HR.comSocial networking site for human resources professionals.1999194,000
Hub CultureGlobal influencers focused on worth creation.November 200220,000
IbiboTalent-based social networking site that allows users to promote themselves and discover new talent. Most popular in India.3,500,000
Identi.caTwitter-like service is popular with hackers and software freedom advocates.395,695
Indaba MusicOnline collaboration for musicians, remix contests, and networking.350,000
InfluensterOnline product sampling and review platform.2010850,000
InstagramA photo and video sharing site owned by Facebook.October 2010300,000,000
italkiLanguage learning social network. 100+ languages.500,000
ItsmyMobile community