Professionalizing Scam Victims’ Assistance

SCARS ETHICS: Professionalizing Scam Victims' Assistance There is something that we all must be clear on. Like it or not, all of us who are volunteering our time and energy towards helping victims of scams are engaged in a new journey. This journey is one of professional development because we are all engaged in a [...]

State of Local Cybercrime / Internet Crime Laws & Legislation in the United States

State of Local Cybercrime / Internet Crime Laws & Legislation in the United States 2018 Cybersecurity Legislation Catalog Provided by SCARS|ANALYTICS Division The following is a catalog of cybercrime / cybersecurity laws activity by states and territories in 2018. SCARS State Law Support Against Cybercrime / Cybersecurity Score: SCARS U.S. Legislative Cybercrime Score: F [...]

SCARS™ Is Off To China Again

SCARS™ Is Off To China Again SCARS ANNOUNCEMENT The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] is once again traveling to China this weekend. The purpose of the visit will be to establish the SCARS Offices in the province of Guangdong, from which SCARS will develop victims' education and assistance programs for Chinese Victims of [...]

The World Needs A New Solution

For the last 8 years our Governments, Institutions, and Online Companies have told us everything was just fine! They buried theirs and our heads in the sand! In 1994, when Bill Clinton was running for president, if you asked the average American, “What is the Internet? What is the World Wide Web? And, what [...]

Why Are There Online Scammers?

Why Does Facebook & Social Media Largely Ignore Scammers? United States Law rules the Internet (or did until Obama gave the internet away this year) One of these laws is 47 U.S.C. § 230, a Provision of the Communication Decency Act All of us in the Internet industry in those days (which included our CEO [...]

SCARS Seminar – Miami Florida Oct 27

The Plague Of Online Fraud Every 5 Seconds Someone Is Scammed Online Online fraud is more pervasive and widespread than even the government knows. Everyone knows someone who has been scammed online. We invite you to finally understand the true dangers online and what you can do about it – to avoid, to recover, and to stop [...]

Facebook Openly Deletes Scammer Data

Today Represents A Pivot Point For Facebook Today is the day that Facebook Openly Acted To Protect Scammers on Facebook over the interests of their subscribers. The UNITED STATES CONGRESS passed the Communications Decency Act (specifically the Section 230) which protected companies like Facebook from liability for things posted by third-parties, such as scammers. However, [...]

Welcome to SCARS

Welcome to the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Updated February 28, 2019 The Society was formed by a group long time Anti-Scam Professionals under the leadership of Dr. Tim McGuinness, who has been fighting scams online for the last 25 years. As a businessman and co-founder of TigerDirect in 1985, he has seen first [...]