Creating and Managing Private Groups on ScamWatcher

Welcome to our comprehensive guide dedicated to managing private groups on ScamWatcher. Since October 2021, this crucial feature has been offering scam victims a secure space to exchange information and organize collective actions. Let’s discover how to make the most of these groups to effectively fight against scams.

Creation and Operation of Private Groups

Why Private Groups?

Private groups are safe havens where scam victims can discuss away from prying eyes. They allow for the sharing of sensitive information, such as personal contact details or nominative documents, without fear of public exposure.

Visibility and Accessibility

These groups function similarly to traditional comments but with a notable difference: they are only visible in a dedicated tab for each report. It’s important to note that each private group is inextricably linked to a specific report.

Managing and Participating in Groups

Creating a Private Group

To initiate a group, it’s imperative to be the author of a report. When creating a report, you gain the option to form a private group, automatically becoming its administrator. As an administrator, you manage membership requests based on your criteria.

Joining a Group

To become a member of a private group, two conditions are required: being logged into your account and submitting a motivated request. Administrators receive these requests and decide whether to accept them or not.

Member Management by the Administrator

The administrator plays a central role in the group. They receive membership requests and can choose to accept them, engage in a discussion, or refuse them. This management can be done directly via private messages received or through the member management interface.

Tips for Effective Group Management

Administrator’s Vigilance

  • Carefully examine entry requests.
  • Use private messaging to inquire about applicants.

Gathering and Sharing Information

  • Organize the collection of evidence (screenshots, emails, etc.).
  • Prefer platforms like Google Drive for sharing large documents.
  • Avoid sharing personal information of victims.

Communication and Public Actions

  • Share information in public comments to educate and attract other victims.
  • Consider filing a complaint and seeking legal assistance for more formal actions.

Updates and Keeping Members Informed

  • Keep members updated on progress.
  • Write summaries of planned actions, especially useful for new members.

ScamWatcher’s private groups offer a powerful platform for scam victims. By following this guide, you can maximize their potential for an effective collective fight against scams. Feel free to share your experiences and tips in the comments to enrich our community.