SCARS Romance Scams NOW – Online Scams & Cybercrimes – Learn About Scams – New Home Page181 min read2020-02-23T22:58:36-05:00


This is our SCARS|EDUCATION website to help romance and other types of cyber-enabled (scam) victims find information about how their scams happened, what to do next, and how to recover after they are over.

SCARS is the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. – a government registered incorporated crime victims’ assistance nonprofit organization supporting scam victims worldwide.

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We are phasing out the “Romance Scams Now” brand as we focus on the name SCARS. So you will see a mix of the naming on this website and our other media over the next year until the conversion is complete. Go to to learn more.

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This is our 20th year publishing this website. There have been a lot of changes over the years but we remain commited to providing you with the best and most accurate information about scams, and especially romance scams. We are the global experts with nearly 30 years of continuous experience helping the public avoid scams and to recover from them.

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SCARS™ Guide: What Can You Expect After A Scam

RSN™ Guide: What Can You Expect After A Scam

Immediately After A Scam, You Will Have Questions

Here is our After-Scam Reality Check! It is blunt but to the point – you need proper expectations to move forward with your recovery.

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Based upon our almost 30 Years of Experience this is what you should expect: You Have Been Scammed And You Can’t Undo It. You Must Report The Crime To Your Local Police Even Though They Can’t Arrest The Scammer – But The Report Still Matters. You Will Not Be Able To Recover Your Money That You Sent To The Scammer.

SCARS™ Guide: After The Scam Comes Disaster

RSN™ Guide: After The Scam Comes Disaster

This Guide Will Help You Understand The Hard Times That Come After A Scam

You all know what you felt after you discovered your scam. Heartache, despair, rage and anger, depression. The whole range of traumatic emotions that follow something like this.

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Some victims give away huge sums of money, from thousands to over a million. We know that scams are both an emotional dependency that results in grief after it ends, as well as an addiction that results in withdrawal after it is over. There have been massive amounts written about the impact on people’s lives when they experience these things.