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I joined SCARS as a devastated romance scam victim 2 years ago. Now I can say I am a survivor. SCARS showed me the path to recovery and helped me move forward. In the support group I joined, I felt safe and encouraged to share my story with other members of the group, to talk openly about my feelings, doubts without fear of being judged or ashamed. Easy access to a wide range of articles [...]

2021-04-24T06:36:37-04:00April 24th, 2021|Comments Off on Poland


This is the only Support group for romance fraud that supports you with integrity. I immediately sought a support group after I learned I was a victim of fraud. Unfortunately, I found several groups that took me down the wrong path and added pain and confusion to my struggle. SCARS HELPED ME in a time I need people who have had this experience and supported me. SCARS IS WHAT GOT ME ON THE RIGHT PATH, [...]

2021-04-24T06:34:49-04:00April 24th, 2021|Comments Off on M.S.


SCARS has given me the knowledge and guidance to understand the dynamics of how a scam takes place. It has made me realize that anyone can fall victim to these manipulators and to not be ashamed and silent anymore. SCARS members have become a family who gives support without judgment. It is a place where no one wants to be, but are thankful that SCARS exists.

2021-04-22T00:26:23-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Marie


De entrada realmente sentí el compromiso, la compasión el profesionalismo que no es un juego ayudar a las víctimas. con el tiempo ver la transparencia, respeto con la que se trabaja en los grupos y páginas da gusto. No solo apoyan, te instruyen todo el tiempo para que salgamos de la ignorancia sobre el mundo de las estafas , estafadores y como ayudar a las víctimas. Muy agradecida de ser parte de un grupo de [...]

2020-11-22T01:45:02-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Valeria


SCARS give the scam victims feelings of safety, understanding. Victims are never blamed, never accused but provided with the knowledge-lack of which cost them so much and ongoing education which helps them to stay safe online. The most important thing for devastated victims is showing them that recovery is possible. SCARS do not only show it but help and support victims in their recovery. I owe my recovery to SCARS. Thank you Dr Tim, thank [...]

2020-11-22T01:44:12-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Morcinek

Marie M.

SCARS has provided information that I wish I had access to before my scammer was able to pull me in. SCARS has given support that helps with the healing process and is an organization that every person on social media should know about. Scars can save others from emotional and financial scams but then can offer support and help for those who have already gone through it.

2020-11-22T01:43:23-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Marie M.


I think the information provided here are plenty and useful, trustworthy. I really appreciate the information about criminology and victim psychology. These help me understanding what is happening with victims and how we can help.

2020-11-22T01:42:38-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Tomoka


Me siento muy segura en SCARS aquí la información es clara y el trabajo siempre en beneficio de las víctimas sé que es un lugar seguro.

2020-11-22T01:41:44-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Trini

Debbie S.

SCARS literally saved my life! They were there for me after my scam when I did not know who else to turn to who would understand. SCARS had provided me valuable support & education that continues to help me in my recovery.

2020-11-22T01:40:53-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Debbie S.

Lo F.

Thanks to SCARS I was able to see that I was being scammed by someone I thought was my love. They helped me see that the initial thoughts I had of him being a scammer were correct and showed me how to escape his clutch on me. The knowledge I now have is so valuable and I hope to be able to help others facing this horrible ordeal. SCARS really is a safe haven for [...]

2020-11-22T01:40:16-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Lo F.

Alfa V.

Thanks to SCARS, I recovered my life and trust, thanks to the support and education you provide through the groups and pages, but above all that human warmth that makes us feel that we are not alone is what motivates us to continue forward. Thank you SCARS for being a part of my life, it is an honor for me to be a member of your team. Your high standards of honesty and clarity in [...]

2020-11-22T01:39:36-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Alfa V.


SCARS- is an organization that follows a clear Code of Conduct. Every victim of fraud feels there respected and safe. SCARS provides the victims with constant education and support, and strongly motivates them to make progress in their process of recovery. As a romance scam victim, I owe my recovery to SCARS! I am very grateful to - Dr. Tim McGuiness,  SCARS founder, SCARS team, SCARS Volunteers and Members for their great job they do [...]

2020-11-22T01:38:45-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Janina

Debby J.

I reached out to The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams (SCARS) after my relationship fraud story went public...national television public. The support group and the leadership team were there for me right away and guided me through the recovery process with the most thorough educational information/studies/first hand accounts I've ever seen. There are thousands of cybersecurity companies around the world, but SCARS is the ONLY victim-centric organization for me.

2020-11-22T01:37:06-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Debby J.

Pammie W.

Awe thanks! Been educating friends and family about being safe rather online or offline. Thanks to y'all educating us all on scams. God bless y'all for doing what y'all do!

2020-11-22T01:36:35-05:00March 4th, 2020|Comments Off on Pammie W.

Denise H.

Thanks! I have learned so much from this group. The education has given me so many tools to stay safe. My recovery is going well I have put this behind me as much as possible! But the amazing thing is now I realize only a fleeting thought is ok! The memory holds to ensure that I am always alert. Again thanks so much for being here for us!

2020-03-04T23:19:46-05:00March 4th, 2020|Comments Off on Denise H.


Well I want to thank Dr. McGuinness, Iris Münzel Chris Fromai and all those people who supported me when I need it most and I felt so lost, without your support it would not have been possible that today after three years I feel totally recovered and free of the scam and all the emotional burden I lived ... once again thank you SCARS for everything you do for me and for all the victims of scam [...]

2020-03-02T18:49:56-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on V.G.

S. M.

Good morning I would like to say thank you scars teams. I just report fake profile at Anyscam.com it gone right away.

2019-12-04T16:40:41-05:00December 4th, 2019|Comments Off on S. M.


This article was helpful for me, I'm a victim of a romance scam and I know a lot but with this article I learn more How to handle my feelings and my anger, Thank you

2019-11-23T12:19:07-05:00November 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Graziella


Think I have found a photo of someone who I chat to who says he is in the army, he plays "words with friends" which is a word game, his name on the game is Daniel E

2019-11-23T12:17:18-05:00November 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Imelda

Paul T.

Great article regarding Google Hangouts and Scammers using this app online to steal/con legit users. I believe if a few examples of a few brief scams used by the twisted liars would help hit home.

2019-11-23T12:16:29-05:00November 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Paul T.

Joan L.

Am also a victim an in recovery, any information that'll help others is great