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Cifas

Cifas is a not-for-profit fraud prevention membership organisation. We are the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, managing the largest database of instances of fraudulent conduct in the country. Our members are organisations from all sectors, sharing their data across those sectors to reduce instances of fraud and financial crime. Throughout the UK, our experts and services help protect individuals and organisations from the growing and increasingly sophisticated threat of fraud and financial crime. Since 1988, Cifas has helped its members and customers protect themselves from billions of pounds worth of fraud losses.

Friends Against Scams

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams. Friends Against Scams is designed to inspire action, highlight the scale of the problem, change the perceptions of why people fall for scams and make scams a community, regional and national topic. By attending a Friends Against Scams awareness session or completing the online learning, anyone can learn about the different types of scams and how to spot and support a victim. With increased knowledge and awareness, people can make scams part of everyday conversation with their family, friends and neighbours, which will enable them to protect themselves and others. Anyone can be a Friend Against Scams and make a difference in their own way.

MAC

The Merchant Acquirers' Committee (MAC) is an organization of payments professionals dedicated to protecting the integrity of the payments ecosystem. Our members include acquiring banks, ISOs, the card brands, NACHA, law enforcement agencies, payment processors, and payment facilitators. MAC's mission is to strengthen the payment ecosystem through ongoing education, communication, and cooperation among its members.

MRC

As an independent, not-for-profit business association, the Merchant Risk Council's mission is to facilitate collaboration between eCommerce payments and risk professionals. Year-round, the MRC provides valuable resources to its members that include proprietary educational content, webinars, best practices, industry trends, benchmarking reports and whitepapers. In addition, the MRC hosts four annual conferences in the US and Europe as well as several regional networking events which provide an opportunity for industry professionals to build stronger connections with industry stakeholders.

Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams

Welcome to SCARS™ the only Worldwide Nonprofit Nongovernmental Incorporated Cybercrime Victims’ Assistance Support & Advocacy Organization focused on the detection, deterrence, and eventual elimination on global online scams in all its forms, and the assistance and education of scam victims in their recovery and avoidance of future victimization.

The Knoble

We are a network of financial crime and fintech professionals with a passion for protecting vulnerable people around the world. Our mission is to protect vulnerable populations including victims of modern slavery, human trafficking, elder abuse, and child exploitation. If you are a fraud or financial crime professional and share this same passion - join the movement!