What Does The FBI’s IC3.gov Actually Do?

What Does The FBI's IC3.gov Actually Do? Helping Scam Victims Report These Crimes A SCARS Special Report Originally Published 2018 What Is The FBI's IC3.gov? The FBI's IC3 Accepts Online Internet Crime Complaints From Either The Actual Victim Or From A Third Party To The Complainant They say that they can best process a complaint if they receive accurate and complete information from the person making the report. They request [...]

Why Reporting Matters?

Why Reporting Matters? Not Only Is It Your Duty You Could Be Saving Lives! Not all scammers are going to be investigated, but the information accumulates and eventually can be used! Why Should You Report Scammers? Did You Know That Most People Do Not Report Scammers? We know that 95% of you who will read this will not report your scammer to law enforcement or any credible entity [...]

Reporting To The FBI Around The World – SCARS™

SCARS™ Reporting Scams: Reporting To The FBI Around The World The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation maintains offices around the world, including in Ghana and Nigeria. The FBI has offices around the globe. These offices—called legal attachés or legats—are located in U.S. embassies. For more than seven decades, the FBI has stationed special agents and other personnel overseas to help protect Americans back home by building relationships with principal law enforcement, intelligence, and security services [...]

SCARS™ Scam Basics: How Do You Properly Report Scammers?

SCARS™ Scam Basics: How Do You Properly Report Scammers? Why Does It Matter Anyway? It is essential that law enforcement and the government knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do. By knowing better how many of these crimes take place, the government can plan and prioritize more resources and the need for international cooperation. Remember the squeaky wheel gets oiled. But if only 3% of victims [...]

COMMENTARY – ABOUT SCAM REPORTS

A Comment About ReportingFrom the Romance Scams Now TeamAs we have said many times, you have to be thorough and meticulous in the information that you report. Report everything you can get, and if you don't have much, keep the scammer engaged until you have everything possible: recipient's names, phone numbers, emails, address, everything you can get.But reporting is just the start!Why? Because in some of these countries the local police will not believe you. [...]

SCARS™ Scam Basics: The Proper Scam Reporting Process [Infographics]

SCARS™ Scam Basics: The Proper Scam Reporting Process [Infographics] Yes It Makes A Difference How You Report Scammers Just posting a name, or photo, or link on Facebook accomplishes very little or nothing. It is strictly a placebo (unless people are actively taking down the fake profiles). But it does NOTHING to get them arrested. Neither does posting them on any of the thousands of amateur pretender or fake anti-scam group websites. SCARS is the [...]

Why Report Scams? – SCARS™ Quick Commentary

SCARS™ Quick Commentary: Why Report Scams? WHY REPORT SCAMS? No one does anything and no one cares, right? WRONG! There are two Reasons for Reporting these crimes: So authorities know the true scope To relieve that burden from your soul! Reporting is important because only about 5% of scam victims report scams. That is why governments around the world are just waking up to these crimes - because even 5% now is a huge number. Imagine [...]

How To #ActAgainstScams – SCARS™ Campaign

SCARS™ Campaign: How To #ActAgainstScams Today The Internet Is Overrun With Scammers! Scammers of every possible nationality, scamming with every imaginable type of fraud! They have spread from Africa and Russia to the four corners of the globe. Just two years ago hardly anything was being done to stop them. Scams were allowed to spread almost unchecked with only token arrests being made. However, today is a different story. Over 21,000 scammers were arrested in 2018 [...]

SCARS COMMENTARY: The Truth About SCARS & What Haters Say

SCARS COMMENTARY: The Truth About SCARS & What Haters Say It is a new year and it is time for some hard truths and reflection as the year begins. One of the things we are told over and over is how certain anti-scam hate groups, well ... HATE US Over the years we wondered why that was. We are fighting the good fight. We are helping thousands through our victims' assistance efforts. We educate and [...]

RSN™ COMMENTARY: Tragic Misunderstanding

RSN™ COMMENTARY: Tragic Misunderstanding One of the things we see over and over, for many years, is the unrealistic expectations of scam victims. In our RSN Guide to "What You Can Expect After A Scam" we talk about the specifics of what will and should happen, and what will not happen. Sadly few have read it. Most victims do not understand how many scammers and victims there really are, here is a reality check: There [...]

Reporting Romance Scams: Why Survivors Often Don’t

Reporting Romance Scams: Why Survivors Often Don’t By the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams, Inc. January 15, 2018 © Introduction Why is it that not all romance scams survivors find it necessary to report scams? After all, a romance scam is truly an emotional assault, a form of rape! Why don’t they report them to the criminal justice system in order to move forward from their experience? In fact, some feel that the criminal [...]