The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams (SCARS) claims to represent more than 25,000 people, dedicated to changing the world of online fraud for the sake of everyone. They have been conducting large campaigns since 2017.
SCARS say they are committed to doing everything possible to eradicate the plague of online scams.
The campaigns aim to enlist the public’s help in providing direct information in the local community. They are asking SCARS Members to begin organizing opportunities in their towns and communities to inform and expand awareness about romance scams and other forms of fraud.
SCARS asks those that are interested, once they are approved for participation in the Campaign, to contact local community organizations, from schools to civic groups, private clubs, and even work with your local police, to better educate your fellow residents about these severe crimes and how they affect us all.
SCARS will provide you with a complete training kit that will help you learn more, and that you will use in conducting these presentations. The materials are designed to provide a 30 to 45 minute presentation, and allow for additional time for questions and answers. This will make it easy to cover the right information, regardless of your knowledge or experience. This helps you make a huge difference in the safety of your local community.
The SCARS™ Act Against Scams™ Campaign Kit consists of:
- Introduction Brochure – for attendees
- Introduction graphics to promote your presentation (can be used on social media)
- Introduction Video – to allow you to promote your presentation (cane be used on social media)
- Official PowerPoint Presentation
- Presenters’ Guide
- How To Report Online Crime Guide
- An Official SCARS Presenter ID Card
All of the above are provided for you without cost, for download by the Campaign participant, and can be emailed to the entity or organization that will host your presentation. If you are producing significant results, SCARS may provide additional materials, including signs, etc.
They will also provide support to promote your events, and a webpage where interested persons can sign up for your presentations. This will also provide a means for you to follow up with the attendees for your presentations, enabling future local victims’ support.
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