Welcome to the Scam Victims’ Assistance Forums

This Crime Victims’ Community is provided by the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc., a government registered crime victims’ assistance nonprofit organization based in the United States and helping scam victims worldwide.

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SCARS Scam Victims’ Community Forums Rules

Our only goal is to make sure that you feel safe and can use our forums to help you learn and recover from your scam.

By registering and participating in the Victims’ Community Forums provided by the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams you agree to:

Registration & Approval

  • New members asking to join must answer the registration questions completely and honestly.
  • Falsifying information prevents us from screening for scammers and to help individual victims.
  • Providing false information will be cause for denial of access, removal, and banning from this or potentially all SCARS services.

Privacy & Confidentiality

  • This is a Private Place, which means that nothing is displayed to the public – from posts to the list of members. Non-members cannot see anything inside the forums. Even members can only see what you allow to be seen in your Forum Profile (not the same as your registration). You have control of your Forum Profile after you are approved for access.
  • Most members of our forums prefer their privacy so please do not try to track down other members to contact them, send friend requests or private messages to other members unless invited. This is for everyone’s safety.
  • Being part of these forums requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
  • For these reasons we actively attempt to disable the copying or saving of content inside our forums for everyone’s privacy.

Code of Conduct & Other Standards

  • All members of these forums, whether they are or are not a member of SCARS are bound by the SCARS Code of Conduct. Violations of the SCARS Code of Conduct can result in revocation of access to SCARS services. For more information about the SCARS Code of Conduct, please visit www.AgainstRomanceScams.org »
  • In addition, we expect that victims will exercise good judgment in their reporting of any alleged scammers, frauds, or fakes, in compliance with the SCARS Ethical Reporting Standard click here to learn more about this »

Be Yourself

  • Give more than you take to this community. Self-promotion, spam, and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
  • Do not promote products without prior approval from SCARS. This is for everyone’s safety.
  • Please avoid inane, silly, or tasteless comments. These will be removed.
  • Some humor is ok but keep it in good taste and consistent with the subject matter.

Unacceptable Behavior

  • Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed
  • No hate speech or degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated
  • Do not ask for money from anyone!
  • Do not try to get people to visit unapproved websites or social media


  • Individuals that violate our rules or Code of Conduct are subject to deactivation of there account without notice.
  • Access to our forums from several countries are blocked for everyone’s safety – as these are primary scamming nations

Access or Registrations from these countries will be rejected:

  •  Afghanistan
  •  Algeria
  • Angola
  •  Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Brunei
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China (PRC)
  • Comoros
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Kore
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistan
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe