Scam Prevention International

Look Out for One Another


To ensure a seamless and secure online experience for internet users by providing tools that enhance awareness of how to identify and prevent threats from scammers.


To be a valuable resource for internet users worldwide by using highly effective solutions and tools that enhances protection from malicious actors and create a secure digital world. 


Safety | Compassion | Education | Service | Integrity | Family | Ethical/Moral

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

Each year there are more and more internet users, 5.2 billion users in 2021. Each year there are more and more scammers. Scam Prevention International aims to ensure that everyone can explore and use the numerous opportunities available online without exposing themselves to tricksters and scammers looking to access users’ private information to engage in harmful activities such as selling it or stealing the users’ identity and money.

Knowing that:

  • There were over 650,000 children, 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
  • Hearts will be broken and bank accounts will be drained
  • People will commit 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 scammer. 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.

Darlene Petrie, BACS CEO & Founder


Phone: 587-432-6198

WhatsApp: +1-587-432-6198

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I am the proud mother of 3 children, a grandmother of 5 and great grandmother to one beautiful 6 year old girl. I have 37 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 University of Calgary to work towards the 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.

With the number of people being scammed, worldwide, the amount of money being lost and the heart break that is caused, My passion is to bring awareness to as many people as possible and to educate people of what to look for and how to prevent being scammed and having their identification stolen, bank account emptied and heart broken. 

Please watch the video of a man, Scott Kufus, whose photo has been stolen and used over 4,000 times  by scammers for ill-gotten gains.