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On October 3, 2023, Advocating Against Romance Scammers (AARS) will be hosting alongside Infragard National Members Alliance, a 60-minute webinar focusing on the support after a scam, the importance of reporting, and what's being done to help victims and keeping platforms safe! More details to come!
On July 17th, 2023 the FBI and MatchGroup held a "boots on the ground" conference that consisted of law enforcement (national and international), crypto companies, FTC, DOJ, and many more including AARS, who not only spoke on behalf of victim advocacy, but showed support for World Romance Scam Prevention Day!
AARS Board Members April Helm and Cofounder, Kathy Waters, were interviewed to speak about the effects romance scams have on families and recognizing World Romance Scam Prevention Day!
Love is a universal language that transcends borders and cultures. Unfortunately, it’s also a language that scammers often exploit for their own gain, leaving behind victims who are not only financially devastated but emotionally scarred. In an effort to raise awareness and support those affected, World Romance Scam Prevention Day was established. This day not only sheds light on the importance of preventing romance scams but also emphasizes the significance of emotional connection in the recovery process.
The Heartbreak of Romance Scams
Romance scams have become increasingly prevalent in our digital age. Scammers create fake personas and manipulate victims into believing they are in a genuine, loving relationship. As the relationship progresses, they exploit their victims’ trust and emotions, ultimately leaving them heartbroken and financially drained.
The emotional toll of falling victim to a romance scam can be just as devastating as the financial loss. Victims often experience feelings of shame, guilt, and betrayal, making it challenging to open up and seek support. However, it’s crucial to remember that they are not alone, and healing is possible.
World Romance Scam Prevention Day: A Beacon of Hope
World Romance Scam Prevention Day, observed on October 3, 2023, serves as a beacon of hope for those affected by romance scams. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the tactics scammers use, educating the public on how to protect themselves, and providing resources for victims on their path to recovery.
The Importance of Emotional Connection in Recovery
While financial recovery is undoubtedly essential, the emotional recovery process is equally vital. Victims of romance scams often struggle with profound emotional trauma, which can manifest as anxiety, depression, and trust issues. Rebuilding emotional well-being is a critical step in reclaiming one’s life after a scam.
Supporting the Cause
World Romance Scam Prevention Day is a call to action for individuals, communities, and organizations to come together and support the victims of romance scams. Here are some ways to get involved:
World Romance Scam Prevention Day reminds us of the importance of protecting ourselves and our loved ones from the devastating effects of romance scams. It also emphasizes the significance of emotional connection in the recovery process for victims. By raising awareness, offering support, and fostering emotional healing, we can work together to prevent romance scams and help survivors rebuild their lives. Let us all be a part of this global movement to protect hearts and promote emotional well-being.
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ScamHaters United is a wonderful group that supports scammed victims, provides education and awareness on romance scams, and works closely with several identity theft victims whose photos have been stolen and used to commit fraud against the innocent.
On behalf of World Romance Scam Prevention Day, SHU reached out to a large number of Identity Theft Victims in hopes they would provide a short informational video to help educate about the scams and their involuntary involvement. They pulled through! HUGE thank you to the team at SHU!
Based out of the UK, Catch The Catfish helps provide education and advice about romance scams with a focus on online dating. Their site contains a blog, petition, awareness and much more.
Catch The Catfish created these beautiful Posters to help share the awareness and bring attention to World Romance Scam Prevention Day! Soon to come, videos from identity theft victims!
Honored to be supported by Catch the Catfish
Honored to be supported by Catch the Catfish
World Romance Scam Prevention Day is a promotional day founded by,
501(c)(3) nonprofit, Advocating Against Romance Scammers.
All donations are tax-deductible and will go towards the national day, future awareness and educational projects led by Advocating Against Romance Scammers.
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