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Graphic of a hand holding credit cards while working on a laptop, symbolizing scam prevention on the Stamp Out Scams website's Impact of Giving page.
Stamp Out Scams, Inc. is more than an orga­ni­za­tion; it’s a move­ment. A move­ment against deceit and fraud, and a move­ment for safe­ty, jus­tice, and peace of mind.  We are incor­po­rat­ed in the state of Cal­i­for­nia and have 501(c)(3) non-prof­it sta­tus with the IRS. The impact of giv­ing to our scam pre­ven­tion can­not be under­stat­ed.
Please feel free to view our IRS 501(c)(3) approval let­ter here.

We are deeply com­mit­ted to erad­i­cat­ing the wide­spread prob­lem of scams and fraud. We believe in fos­ter­ing a safe, secure, and informed dig­i­tal soci­ety, free from the fear of scams.

As part of our Anti-Scam move­ment, we have estab­lished some very spe­cif­ic caus­es as our goals.  With our fundrais­ing activ­i­ties, we hope to estab­lish the funds nec­es­sary to serve these goals.  With our finan­cial crimes inves­ti­ga­tion exper­tise and years of pri­or law enforce­ment expe­ri­ence, we are unique­ly qual­i­fied to suc­cess­ful­ly achieve our scam pre­ven­tion goals.

We hope to accom­plish these goals with our expe­ri­ence and with your gen­er­ous dona­tions.



Dona­tions are the lifeblood of our scam pre­ven­tion char­i­ty. These dona­tions fuel our mis­sion and make it pos­si­ble for us to pro­vide the crit­i­cal ser­vices that our com­mu­ni­ty relies on. In the below sec­tion, we show­case exact­ly how we allo­cate these funds in eight key areas:
Vic­tim Sup­port Ser­vices
A fund estab­lished from dona­tions used for ally types of vic­tim sup­port ser­vices. Estab­lished pri­mar­i­ly for vic­tims of scams and finan­cial frauds.
Research And Analy­sis
Scam­mers are always com­ing up with new tac­tics, so it’s impor­tant to stay ahead of them.
Edu­ca­tion And Aware­ness
Scam­mers are always com­ing up with new tac­tics, so it’s impor­tant to stay ahead of them.
Part­ner­ships & Col­lab­o­ra­tions
You’ve heard the term “it takes a vil­lage.” With scam pre­ven­tion, it takes part­ner­ships and col­lab­o­ra­tions.
Our “SafeChecks” is an ini­tia­tive we have start­ed to pro­vide free back­ground ver­i­fi­ca­tion checks for our users. It may help you from being vic­tim­ized!
Scam Feeds
Our “Scam Feeds” rep­re­sent his­tor­i­cal and real time scam relat­ed infor­ma­tion. This infor­ma­tion is fed 24/7 to our web­site from approx­i­mate­ly 50 scam infor­ma­tion sources.
Blog Post­ings
Our “Blog Post­ing” page also con­tains his­tor­i­cal and real time scam relat­ed infor­ma­tion. This infor­ma­tion is fed 24/7 to our web­site from approx­i­mate­ly 50 scam infor­ma­tion sources.
Scam Search
Our “Scam Search” bars and our Chat­G­PT assis­tant named “Alex” are both locat­ed through­out our site. Please uti­lize them to con­duct import scam relat­ed infor­ma­tion.

The True Impact of Gving

We are a reg­is­tered scam pre­ven­tion char­i­ty.  Because of this, we want to pri­mar­i­ly chan­nel our fundrais­ing resources towards scam pre­ven­tion and oth­er scam relat­ed ini­tia­tives. Your tax deductible dona­tions enable us to imple­ment var­i­ous pro­grams and cam­paigns that empow­er indi­vid­u­als and busi­ness­es to safe­guard them­selves against scam­mers.
 For those who have nev­er been impact­ed by the scourge of scam­mers, it may not be some­thing they real­ly pay much atten­tion to.  How­ev­er, once you are vic­tim­ized by a scam­mer, you will nev­er for­get it.  It impacts you both finan­cial­ly and emo­tion­al­ly. That is why the impact of giv­ing can help non-prof­its such as Stamp Out Scams.
Below are some sober­ing scam relat­ed sta­tis­tics:
  • Amer­i­cans lost $10.3 bil­lion to a wide vari­ety of inter­net scams in 2022.
  • The FBI’s Inter­net Crime Com­plaint Cen­ter (IC3) lodged more than 2,000 com­plaints per day.
  • Near­ly 73,000 Amer­i­cans Lost More Than $1 Bil­lion To Romance Scams In 202.
  • Scam Vic­tims Suf­fer From Mod­er­ate To Severe Emo­tion­al Dam­age.
  • Scam Vic­tims Suf­fer From Embar­rass­ment And Humil­i­a­tion As A Result Of Being Scammed.
  • Vic­tims Fear That Oth­ers Are Judg­men­tal Of Their Ordeal.
"Illustration of a hand holding paper money, from which a vibrant tree is growing, symbolizing the positive impact of donations on scam prevention.
Back view of a senior couple walking hand-in-hand on a city street, symbolizing unity and vigilance in the community against scams

Committed To Public Service

Hav­ing been involved in the inves­ti­ga­tion of numer­ous finan­cial scams dur­ing our careers as spe­cial agents and oth­er arms of law enforce­ment, we have seen it all. You can rest assured, that dona­tions to Stamp Out Scams will be used dili­gent­ly and for exact­ly what they were intend­ed:  Scam Pre­ven­tion.
Please don’t for­get to vis­it our YouTube Chan­nel.  You will find impor­tant and infor­ma­tive scam relat­ed pro­gram­ming.  Don’t get scammed, watch ScamTV!
Dili­gence With Donat­ed Funds
Efforts Towards Scam Pre­ven­tion
Our Com­mit­ment To Stop­ping Scam­mers

Dili­gent and respon­si­ble uses of any dona­tion, small or large, is the foun­da­tion for any cred­i­ble char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion.  At Stamp Out Scams, it is our pri­ma­ry goal.  Being respon­si­ble with finances is in our DNA.  Hav­ing been involved in law enforce­ment for many years, we are tired of being wit­ness­es to inno­cent peo­ple being vic­tim­ized.

In the carousel to the right, you can see some of the ways we will be uti­liz­ing dona­tions made to Stamp Out Scams.  Since the scams and scam­mers are ever-evolv­ing, so will our scam pre­ven­tion efforts.  So items shown in the carousel with most like­ly be updat­ed on a reg­u­lar basis.


Vic­tim Sup­port Ser­vices
Stamp Out Scams
Just imag­ine all the scams in today’s world. With each scam out there, a vic­tim or vic­tims are attached.  Because of this, vic­tim sup­port ser­vices are more impor­tant than ever!
Edu­ca­tion & Aware­ness
Stamp Out Scams
The key to scam pre­ven­tion comes down to one very impor­tant word:  EDUCATION!  Our cadre of expe­ri­enced of retired law enforce­ment is key to deliv­er­ing our scam pre­ven­tion mes­sage.
Research And Anla­y­sis
Stamp Out Scams

Keep­ing up with the scams per­pe­trat­ed by the scam­mers is nev­er end­ing.  We are watch­ing the scam­mers for you, so you don’t have too.

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Part­ner­ships And Col­lab­o­ra­tions
Stamp Out Scams

Part­ner­ing and col­lab­o­rat­ing with retired finan­cial fraud inves­ti­ga­tors, we have com­piled wor­thy adver­saries to com­bat scam­mers.  We love what we do.…taking down scams and scam­mers!

Blog Posts
Stamp Out Scams

Our web­site is a vital tool in com­bat­ing scams.  When you vis­it our blog page, scroll to the bot­tom of the page.  You will see we have over 3,000 blog pages of scam relat­ed infor­ma­tion.  Use our search bar and you will sure­ly find just about any scam infor­ma­tion you need.

Scam Tick­er
Stamp Out Scams

Our web­site is a vital tool in com­bat­ing scams.  Look at the top page of most our web­site pages and you will see our “Scam Tick­er.”  This tick­er is exter­nal­ly fed data rel­a­tive to real-time scam infor­ma­tion.

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