SCARSSCARSSCARS - 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.
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The Relationship ScamRelationship ScamA Relationship Scam is a one-to-one criminal act that involves a trust relationship and uses deception & manipulation to get a victim to give to the criminal something of value, such as money!
Click here to learn more: What Is A Relationship Scam? End Game: The Confession ScamScamA 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. and Other Strategies How Scammers Try One Last Time And Close Up The Scam A SCARS Insight This information can apply to most types of scamsScamsA 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., from Romance Scams, to Lotto Scams, to Government ImpersonationImpersonationAn 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, to Gransparent Scams, and many [...]
Scammers Visiting Their Victims - The Urban LegendUrban LegendUrban Legend
An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend is a genre of modern folklore comprising stories circulated as true, especially on social media. These legends can be entertaining but often concern serious topics. They may also be confirmation of moral standards, or reflect prejudices, or be a way to make sense of societal anxieties.
Urban legends are most often circulated orally but can be spread by any media, including newspapers, mobile news apps, e-mail, and social media. Some urban legends have passed through the years with only minor changes and seem impervious to exposure as untrue. & The Truth Scam Urban Legends A SCARS Insight A Typical ScammerScammerA 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. Threat Is To Come To Where The Victim Lives! But In Reality, This Is Just A Threat As a scam winds down and ends, scammers [...]
Confronting Scammers & The Guilt Or Flip Scam It Is A Bad Idea To Confront Them When You Catch Them! What Happens When You Confront Your Scammer? A SCARS Guide They Lie Of Course! But It Is Not Wise To Call Them Out [...]
RSN™ Guide: DoxingDoxingDOXING
Doxing is the willful disclosure of personal information with the intent to cause harm to the person DOXED. Doxing is a form of cyber harassment.
Personal information online is common, however, with the Internet being so prevalent. Many records are found online, such as, voting, property ownership, even bankruptcies, and new business filings. & Scammer Revenge Exposing Your Personal Information For Revenge As we have said before, most scammer threatsScammer threatsVery often when a scammer is not getting cooperation from a victim or the victim refuses to send money, the scammer will then resort to threats. These treats can be of physical violence or retaliation in one of several forms, such as doing or sextortion. African and Indian scammers routinely make treats at the end of a scam. They will threaten to expose intimate photos or chats. They may even threaten to kill or harm family members. It is important to remember that African and Indians scammers are professional liars - they tell stories to achieve a result - and do not waste time if it does not get them more money. Almost all such threats are just more lies meant to intimidate victims. Most victims are safe to ignore them. However, any victim that actually feels fear should contact their local police for advice. are just more lies attempting to get victims to pay. However, there are a couple of cases where they may engage in revenge if the victims confront and angers the scammer [...]
Scammer Threats & Blackmail [UPDATED] Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 5 SCARS - How Scams Work Scammer Urban Legends: Scammer Threats & Blackmail Scammer Threats & Blackmail Are Real - Real Lies! Are They Coming To Get You? No Originally published January 2018, Updated September 2018 [...]
ONE OF THE COMMON CHARACTERISTICS OF ROMANCE SCAMMERS IS HOSTILITY The African & Russian Schools of Scamming have a similar characteristic, they are working huge numbers of prospect victims, and just don't have time to waste. When a victim that they have invested a large amount of time on, discovers that [...]
HOW WE PROVIDE SUPPORT PHONE SUPPORT Please be advised that Romance Scams Now does not provide phone based support. Our business phones are for that purpose only. We provide support by email, via Facebook, and our website. But with nearly a thousand contacts a day, our staffing level does not [...]
Another Evolution In Scamming Are Kidnapping ScamsScammers Connect Via A Fake Profile That Then Says They Have Been KidnappedIt sounds like something out of Hollywood, but it’s hitting homes across the country: “virtual kidnapping,” where fraudsters try to extort money by claiming that a family member has been taken hostage.This [...]
HOSTILITYIS ONE OF THE COMMON CHARACTERISTICS OF ROMANCE SCAMMERSThe African & Russian Schools of Scamming have a similar characteristic, they are working huge numbers of prospect victims, and just don't have time to waste.When a victim that they have invested a large amount of time on, discovers that they are [...]
Scammer Threats There Is Nothing To Fear, They Are Just More Lies! SCARS Scam Basics Have You Been Threatened By A Scammer? Don't Worry! What To Do When You Are Receiving Harmful Threats From Scammers By Phone Or Email Or Message! Types of Threats: Assassination/Murder [...]
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