Scam/Fraud Study Bias – Too Many Scam/Fraud Studies Are Excessively Biased 2024

Statement About Scam/Fraud Study Bias Understanding the Biases in Academic & Industry Scam & Fraud Victim Studies   Too Many Scam/Fraud Studies Are Excessively Biased There is a fundamental problem with almost all academic and industry studies about scams and fraud victimization because their samples are [...]

SCARS Partners With Global Cyber Alliance

SCARS Partners With Global Cyber Alliance   The Global Cyber Alliance™ Partners with The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams!™ This is professionalism! We are proud to have reached a partnership between GCA the Global Cyber Alliance™ and SCARS™ - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams™ Inc. - to increase [...]

SCARS Announces Certified Mentors

SCARS Announces Certified Mentors New SCARS Certified Mentors SCARS Certified Mentors have completed the 40-hour training program in trauma-informed online crime victims care and support.   We are extraordinarily pleased to announce that Vianey Gonzalez and Janina Morcinek have completed the required training and examination to become SCARS Certified Mentors. [...]

Notice of Cyber Attack

Notice of Cyber Attack NO DATA WAS LOST OR ACCESSED - SCARS REMAINS 100% SECURE SCARS recently experienced a cyberattack - it was limited to our Facebook pages ONLY! It did not affect any of our confidential Fabook-based support groups, they remained 100% secure, confidential, and private. Our SCARS Facebook [...]

Priviledged Communications

Privileged Communications SCARS Ethical Practices   Under Florida Statute Communications Between SCARS and the Crime Victims that we provide Services to are Privileged To Clarify What Prviviledged Means Privileged communication is defined as: statements made by people within protected relationships (e.g., husband and wife, attorney and client) that the law [...]

ICRC Organized Crime Global Conference

ICRC Organized Crime Global Conference A Conference of the International Committee of the Red Cross   Addressing The Humanitarian Costs Of Organized Crime Global Conference SCARS was recently an attendee of the International Committee of the Red Cross on June 27, 2023 This event marks the launch of the International [...]

Vianey Gonzalez Receives Certification From The Government Of Mexico

Vianey Gonzalez Receives Certification From The Government Of Mexico   SCARS Announcement The Board of Directors of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. is very proud to announce that our Board Member Vianey Gonzalez has obtained her certification in Psychological Emergency Care/Interventions (Premeros Auxilios Psicologicos) from the Government [...]

Banking Industry Proposal To Reduce Scams Through A Victim Notification & Intervention Process

Banking Industry Proposal To Reduce Scams Through A Victim Notification & Intervention Process A SCARS Proposal To The Banking Industry To Help Victims Avoid Financial Loss Through Bank Wire Transfers   Background Information As of June 2023, there are approximately 4,500 new online scam victims a day that are using [...]

SCARS Announces New Member of the SCARS Board of Directors

SCARS Announcement We are delighted to announce a new addition to the SCARS Board of Directors effective April 19, 2023. Janina Morcinek, from Poland, a relationship scam survivor and advocate for Polish scam victims, has agreed to join the SCARS Board of Directors. On April 19, 2023, a quorum of the SCARS Board voted [...]