How Scam Savvy Are You?

We are passionate about creating a secure, fun, and productive digital experience for you by spreading awareness and providing tools that help you and your loved ones stay alert so you all can detect, prevent and avoid scammers.

Credit card phishing. Piles of credit cards with a fish hook on computer keyboard. Credit card phishing scam with credit card in fishing hook

Each year there are more and more internet users. Internet World Stats estimates that as of June 30, 2022, there were 8 billion internet users.  

Every year, the number of online scams and scammers continues to rise, posing an ever-growing threat to individuals. This poses a significant concern as they can deceive unsuspecting individuals and lead to financial or personal losses.

 Knowing that:

  • There were over 1.25 million children (1 in 50), just in the US alone who were victims of identity theft
  • Globally, $10.5 trillion will be lost to scammers annually by 2025
  • Only 5 to 10% of people report they have been a victim of fraud
  • Bank accounts are being drained
  • Hearts are being broken 
  • People are dying by suicide

SPI was created to educate and bring awareness to individuals, businesses and consumers of the many types of scams, how to avoid being scammed and how to report the scam. This information is presented in a clear, concise, and simple format that also includes graphics that help even the least experienced users stay alert and safe while accessing the internet.

It is so important to remain alert and informed about fraudulent activities to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

Darlene Petrie 

Founder & CEO


Phone: 587-432-6198

WhatsApp: +1-587-432-6198

I am the proud mother of 3 children, a grandmother of 6, and great grandmother of 2. I have 38 years of working in the helping profession in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am a graduate of Cape Breton University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies and attended the University of Calgary to work towards an International Relations Degree. My passion is supporting children, youth, and families experiencing poverty or homelessness. 

I am currently supporting programs in Togo, West Africa. I have now added to my repertoire, scam prevention education and awareness. I founded Scam Prevention International (SPI) in October 2019.

There are a number of people being scammed, worldwide. The amount of money being lost, lives lost, and the heartbreak and mental health issues that are caused are staggering. My passion is to bring awareness to you; to educate you on how to spot various types of scams, how to prevent being scammed, the importance of reporting scams, and how to approach those who you think may be being scammed.

Having your identification stolen, bank account emptied, losing your home, having your heart broken, or losing someone to suicide is devastating.

How do I know this?

I was scammed.

Please watch the video of a man, Scott Kufus, whose photo has been stolen and used over 14,000 times by scammers for ill-gotten gains.