The Mission of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams
Our Mission is to work tirelessly to oppose the expanding threat of international online fraud and the support it provides to global terrorism. SCARS is a global organization to coordinate political advocacy, public education and avoidance programs, have an enforcement focus, all while supporting and assisting victims and promote recovery programs, and establish best practices & standards for the professionalization of online crime victims’ assistance throughout the world.
THE SCARS MISSION
The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams [SCARS] is a Nonprofit Nongovernmental Organization based in the United States; founded to bring positive change to the online environment. It was created to address the ever-growing threat of global criminal cartels in their expansion of online fraud and related cyber-enabled crimes. We work with governments and law enforcement worldwide to address the needs for greater enforcement, and legal & treaty changes required to bring this plague to an end.
The Four Cornerstones of Our Mission
- Factual & Up-To-Date Scam Awareness & Avoidance Education
- Professional Cyber-enabled Crime Victims’ Assistance, Support, and Recovery Programs
- Accurate Chain of Custody Scam Report Collection, Data Delivery & Distribution, and Analysis for Governments & Law Enforcement Worldwide
- Advocacy & Governmental Lobbying to Address Statutory & Treaty Changes Needed to Positively Affect the Reduction and Elimination of Online Fraud & Related Cybercrimes
SCARS Code of Conduct
The Society requires that all members follow a Code of Conduct that establishes professional ethical behavior and conduct in their activities relating to the publication of anti-scam information, and in their interactions with victims of online crimes.
Please view our Code of Conduct and FAQs for more information.