SCARSSCARS SCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims. Visit www.AgainstScams.org to learn more about SCARS.™ / RSN™ 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. Posters – Alternate View

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Avoid Russian Bride 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.2021-05-28T06:36:05-04:00
Breakdown of 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. Cartels, GangsGangs A gang is normally a group or society of associated criminals with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over a territory or business practice in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior. Online gangs are not limited by territory and may operate side by side with other gangs while engaging in crime online. Some members of criminal gangs are initiated (by going through a process of initiation), or have to prove their loyalty and right to belong by committing certain acts, usually theft or violence, or rituals. Gangs are usually rougher and more visible than scammer cartels, and more often arrested., and Organizations2021-05-12T21:20:56-04:00
GaslightingGaslighting Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group creates the seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them question their own memory, perception, or judgment. It may evoke changes in them such as cognitive dissonance or low self-esteem, rendering the victim additionally dependent on the gaslighter for emotional support and validation. Using denial, misdirection, contradiction, and disinformation, gaslighting involves attempts to destabilize the victim and delegitimize the victim's beliefs. Once in this state the criminal can then more easily control the victim for their own purposes. Instances can range from the denial by a scammer that a scam has occurred, to belittling the victim's emotions and feelings, to the staging of bizarre events by the abuser with the intention of disorienting the victim. The goal of gaslighting is to gradually undermine the victim's confidence in their own ability to distinguish truth from falsehood, right from wrong, or reality from delusion, thereby rendering the individual or group pathologically dependent on the gaslighter for their thinking and feelings.2021-05-12T21:07:27-04:00
Have You Been Romance Scammed [InfographicInfographic Infographics (a shortened word of "information" and "graphics") are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. They can improve your understanding of a topic by utilizing graphics. Infographics have evolved in recent years to be more useful for mass communications and thus are designed with fewer assumptions about the readers' knowledge base than other types of visualizations.]2021-05-04T13:28:44-04:00

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Suing Your Scammer & MuleMule A money mule sometimes called a "smurfer," is a person who transfers money acquired illegally (e.g., stolen) in person, through a courier service, or electronically, on behalf of others (usually criminals that they are knowingly or unknowingly affiliated). Typically, the mule is paid for services with a small part of the money transferred - but not always. Mules may or may not be aware that they are performing these actions. Money mules are often dupes recruited online for what they think is legitimate employment, not aware that the money they are transferring is the product of crime. The money is transferred from the mule's account to the scam operator, typically in another country. Similar techniques are used to transfer illegal merchandise. Mules can be prosecuted for numerous crimes.2021-04-23T18:04:21-04:00
Credit 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. & Compromised Payment Records Infographic2021-04-23T14:27:11-04:00
The Problem With Money MulesMoney mules Money mules are a type of money laundering where a person transfers illicit funds through a medium (such as a bank account) to obfuscate where the money came from. There are different types of money mules including witting, unwitting, and complicit.2021-03-26T12:32:29-04:00
Amygdala HijackAmygdala Hijack Amygdala Hijack An amygdala hijack refers to a personal, emotional response that is immediate, overwhelming, and out of measure (proportion) with the actual stimulus because it has triggered a much more significant emotional threat or hormonal response. This can include: Anger, Sadness, Love, Desire, etc. and Romance Scams2021-03-26T12:29:36-04:00
EU / EuropolEuropol The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, better known under the name Europol, formerly the European Police Office and Europol Drugs Unit, is the law enforcement agency of the European Union (EU) formed in 1998 to handle criminal intelligence and combat serious international organized crime and terrorism through cooperation between competent authorities of EU member states. The Agency has no executive powers, and its officials are not entitled to arrest suspects or act without prior approval from authorities in the member states. Based in The Hague, it comprised 1,065 staff as of 2016. WEBSITE LINK Moeny Mule Infographic2021-03-26T12:22:29-04:00
EU / Europol Money MuleMoney Mule A money mule sometimes called a "smurfer," is a person who transfers money acquired illegally (e.g., stolen) in person, through a courier service, or electronically, on behalf of others (usually criminals that they are knowingly or unknowingly affiliated). Typically, the mule is paid for services with a small part of the money transferred - but not always. Mules may or may not be aware that they are performing these actions. Money mules are often dupes recruited online for what they think is legitimate employment, not aware that the money they are transferring is the product of crime. The money is transferred from the mule's account to the scam operator, typically in another country. Similar techniques are used to transfer illegal merchandise. Mules can be prosecuted for numerous crimes. Infographic2021-03-26T12:16:16-04:00
FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. Money Mule Infographic2021-03-26T12:11:58-04:00

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Money Mule Infographic from ActionFraudActionFraud Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. WEBSITE LINK2021-03-26T11:59:47-04:00
Never Feel ShameShame Shame is an unpleasant self-conscious emotion typically associated with a negative evaluation of the self; withdrawal motivations; and feelings of distress, exposure, mistrust, powerlessness, and worthlessness.2021-03-13T14:51:20-05:00
Nigerian parents Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up To Be Fraudsters2021-03-11T18:53:03-05:00
NICABM – How 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. Works Infographic #42021-03-10T18:19:39-05:00

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Identity TheftIdentity Theft Identity theft is when someone uses another person's personal identifying information, without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. In both the U.K. and the United States it is the theft of personally identifiable information. Identity theft deliberately uses someone else's identity as a method to gain financial advantages or obtain credit and other benefits, and perhaps to cause other person's loss. The person whose identity has been stolen may suffer adverse consequences, especially if they are falsely held responsible for the perpetrator's actions. Personally identifiable information generally includes a person's name, date of birth, social security number, driver's license number, bank account or credit card numbers, PINs, electronic signatures, fingerprints, passwords, or any other information that can be used to access a person's financial resources. Protection Guide Infographic2021-02-18T14:01:37-05:00
Protect Yourself From MalwareMalware Short for "malicious software," this term means computer viruses and other types of programs that cybercriminals use to disrupt or access your computer, typically with the aim of gathering sensitive files and accounts.2021-02-17T07:37:00-05:00
Don’t Fall For Social EngineeringSocial Engineering Social engineering is the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It is used as a type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional "con" in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme. It has also been defined as "any act that influences a person to take any action that may or may not be in their best interests."2021-02-17T07:31:27-05:00
Happy St. Valentine’s Day – Don’t Be A Romance Scam Victim2021-02-15T10:08:29-05:00

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Did You Give Out Your Bank Account Information To A Scammer?2021-02-12T18:24:07-05:00
Money Mule CriminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. Sepctrum2021-02-09T22:45:13-05:00

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Recognizing Fake U.S. Military Identification Cards – Infographic2021-01-28T16:14:31-05:00
TraumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS. – Brain Processing Functions – Infographic2021-01-28T12:17:59-05:00
Are You Contaminated With Scammers – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2021-01-27T13:55:39-05:00
Soldiers Do Not Need Your Money – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2021-01-27T13:55:53-05:00
Hang On, The Ride Is Not Over – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-11-07T14:46:20-05:00

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The Face In The Photo Is A Victim Too – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2021-01-27T13:58:51-05:00
Facebook 1 Billion Fake Profiles Infographic Anti-Scam Poster2019-08-17T17:27:36-04:00
Avoid TrojanTrojan Software that's hidden within apparently harmless data — or masquerades as a regular program — and when activated, can deliver such blows as corrupting data on your hard drive or sending files and account information to hackers. Unlike viruses and worms, Trojans do not self-replicate and spread to other computers. Pages – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-08-10T17:42:47-04:00
Infographic Chart On Reporting – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2021-01-27T14:18:36-05:00
We See Your Future Scammer Free – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2021-01-27T14:20:13-05:00
Victim SurvivorSurvivor A Scam Survivor is a victim who has been able to fully accept the reality of their situation. That they were the victim of a crime and are not to blame. They are working on their emotional recovery and reduction of any trauma either on their own, through a qualified support organization, or through counseling or therapy. And has done their duty and reported the crime to their local police, national police, and on Anyscam.com Thriver – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2021-01-27T14:16:17-05:00
Anyscam.com Is Our Weapon Against Scammers – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-07-15T16:20:35-04:00

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Scams Are Like Rollercoasters For Your Brain – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-07-15T16:16:59-04:00
Government ImpersonationImpersonation An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for impersonating someone, such as: part of a criminal act such as identity theft, online impersonation scam, or other fraud. This is usually where the criminal is trying to assume the identity of another, in order to commit fraud, such as accessing confidential information or to gain property not belonging to them. Also known as social engineering and impostors. Scam [INFOGRAPHIC] – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-07-15T14:07:38-04:00
To Stay Safe Online You Need To Learn To Use Google Constantly – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-06-02T02:34:33-04:00
This Is What A Romance Scam Feels Like – They Ripped Your Heart Out! – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-06-02T02:31:55-04:00
Always Be On Guard For Impersonators & Impostors – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-06-02T02:27:58-04:00
SCARS Helps You Fight Against Scams & Scammers – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-06-02T02:24:43-04:00
Society of Citizens Against Relationship ScamsSCARS SCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims. Visit www.AgainstScams.org to learn more about SCARS. Incorporated [SCARS] – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-05-18T12:21:08-04:00
BlameBlame Blame or Blaming is the act of censuring, holding responsible, making negative statements about an individual or group that their action or actions are socially or morally irresponsible, the opposite of praise. When someone is morally responsible for doing something wrong, their action is blameworthy. By contrast, when someone is morally responsible for doing something right, we may say that his or her action is praiseworthy. Blame imparts responsibility for an action or act, as in that they made a choice to perform that act or action. The Scammer – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-05-18T12:15:34-04:00
Effective Reporting In SCARS|CDN™ – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-05-18T11:47:47-04:00
Avoid Amateur Anti-Scam Groups If You Want To Recover – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-05-18T11:45:50-04:00
We’re Here To Show You The Path – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-05-18T12:17:18-04:00

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You Can’t See Red Flags Wearing Rose Colored Glasses – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-02-25T16:26:06-05:00
What’s Wrong With This Picture? – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-02-21T10:52:54-05:00
This Is You Making Your Future – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-02-21T00:04:17-05:00
Telling The Truth And Online Ethics Matter – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-02-21T00:02:49-05:00
The SCARS Three Rules To Recover – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-02-21T00:01:04-05:00
Official FTCFTC The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil (non-criminal) U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection. The FTC can also act as a clearinghouse for criminal reports sent to other agencies for investigation and prosecution. To learn more visit www.FTC.gov or to report fraud visit ReportFraud.FTC.gov IRSIRS The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue & tax service of the United States federal government responsible for collecting taxes and administering the Internal Revenue Code (the main body of federal statutory tax law.) It is part of the Department of the Treasury and led by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, who is appointed to a five-year term by the President of the United States. The duties of the IRS include providing tax assistance to taxpayers; pursuing and resolving instances of erroneous or fraudulent tax filings; and overseeing various benefits programs. Visit www.IRS.gov to learn more. ImposterImposter An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for impersonating someone, such as: part of a criminal act such as identity theft, online impersonation scam, or other fraud. This is usually where the criminal is trying to assume the identity of another, in order to commit fraud, such as accessing confidential information or to gain property not belonging to them. Also known as social engineering and impostors. Scams Infographic – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-02-20T23:59:36-05:00
SCARS Reporting Trident Infographic – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-02-13T22:32:04-05:00
World Of Facebook Users Infographic – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-02-13T22:30:35-05:00
Ted & Bill’s Not So Excellent Adventure – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-01-29T12:46:44-05:00
Precolumbian Anti-Scam Advice – Don’t Talk To Strangers – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-01-29T12:42:45-05:00

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There Are Many Facets To A Romance Scam – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-01-29T12:43:12-05:00
Thank You To All Of Our Followers – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-01-29T12:43:38-05:00
You Are The Only Person That Can Prevent Your Recovery – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-01-29T12:44:21-05:00
Do The Math: Strangers=Dangers – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-01-24T21:07:54-05:00
28 Year History Of Romance Scams Now – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-01-24T21:06:31-05:00
Suicide Resulting From A Scam Is Murder! – SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster2019-01-24T21:04:41-05:00
SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster: Even On Mars There Are Scammers! Be Careful Online!2019-01-19T17:52:15-05:00
SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster: Daily Data Breaches Are The New Norm2018-12-31T20:10:31-05:00
SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster: Over 21,000 Scammers Arrested in 20182019-01-04T04:42:17-05:00
SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster: 2019 OUR FOURTH YEAR OF SCARS AND THE 28TH YEAR OF SCARS2018-12-30T14:33:59-05:00
SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster: If You Need To Talk To Someone Call 1-800-273-82552018-12-30T14:22:11-05:00
SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster: The Key To Your Safety In 2019 Is SCARS2018-12-30T14:25:04-05:00
SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster: From All Of Us Have A Happy New Year2018-12-30T14:23:25-05:00
SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster: The Anti-Scam Gnome Says Have A Happy Scammer-Free New Year!2018-12-30T14:19:40-05:00
SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster: Talk To Real People This Holiday2018-12-30T14:17:56-05:00
SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster: Merry Christmas From All Of Us From Sunny Florida2018-12-30T10:15:44-05:00
SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster: Who Can You Trust? You Can Trust SCARS2018-12-21T06:54:26-05:00

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SCARS™ Anti-Scam Poster: Look For The Scammers’ Footprints To Stay Safe!2018-12-14T03:58:35-05:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Behind Every Face Is A Scammer2018-12-04T15:22:33-05:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Remember The Good Things2018-11-23T01:17:36-05:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: The Hills Are Alive With Scammers2018-11-18T17:29:29-05:00

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SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: 8 Events That Changed Cybersecurity2018-11-15T10:27:50-05:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: 18,000 Scammers Arrested2018-11-15T10:26:34-05:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Scammers Want Your Money2018-11-12T16:41:30-05:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Tax Phone Scams – Hang Up2018-11-05T17:50:20-05:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Recognize Real U.S. Military IDs2018-11-03T10:03:50-04:00

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SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Ahora Escucha [Animated]2018-11-03T09:37:48-04:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Despues De La Tromenta2018-11-03T07:51:45-04:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Guia Rapido De Estafadores2018-11-02T17:53:18-04:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Check Your Friends For Scammers2018-10-29T08:48:20-04:00

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SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Recovery Is Your Highest Priority Now2018-10-29T08:46:50-04:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Adult Stars Live In Ghana2018-10-29T08:44:34-04:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Scammers Come With Many Faces2018-10-29T08:38:39-04:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Don’t Think Just Of Yourself2018-10-28T10:33:02-04:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: You Have To Be Smarter2018-10-28T10:31:58-04:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: We Thought You Would Like To Know2018-10-26T06:04:35-04:00
SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: What Do Victims Want [Infographic]2018-10-23T04:47:28-04:00

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SCARS ™ / RSN™ Anti-Scam Poster: Defending Against Scams2018-10-11T09:10:50-04:00