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RSN™ Special Report: Being An Internet Troll Can Send You To Jail!

RSN™ Special Report: Being An Internet Troll Can Send You To Jail! Harassment Online Is A Crime In The United States Being An Online Hater, Troll Or Bully Is A Violation Of U.S. Federal Law. It is important to understand this as many people believe they can get away with anything online and especially on Facebook. Updated October 2018 Being An Internet Troll Can Send You To Jail! Under United States Law - Title 18 [...]

RSN™ Guide: Doxing & Scammer Revenge

RSN™ Guide: Doxing & Scammer Revenge Exposing Your Personal Information For Revenge As we have said before, most scammer threats are just more lies attempting to get victims to pay. However, there are a couple of cases where they may engage in revenge if the victims confront and angers the scammer needlessly. The best strategy is always to go silent and block everywhere! REMEMBER: DO NOT CONFRONT YOUR SCAMMERS Do Not Confront Scammers When You [...]

SCAMMER URBAN LEGENDS – Chapter 2 – Scammers Are Stupid – Updated

SCAMMER URBAN LEGENDS - Chapter 2 - Scammers Are Stupid You Hear This All The Time From Victims One of the things that is disturbing about many scam victims is the need to invent a mythology about scammers that simply isn't true. Unfortunately, incompetent anti-scam groups do this too. This is a natural reaction, but it is wrong This is especially true when you are confronting someone that you can do nothing about. For example a [...]

SCAMMER URBAN LEGENDS – Chapter 4 – Obsessive Scammer Exposing – Updated

SCAMMER URBAN LEGENDS - Chapter 4 - Obsessive Scammer Exposing Originally published chapters 3 and 4 were together, we split them for greater clarity. The Compulsion To Expose! When someone is recently victimized by a romance scammer they fall into one of four main categories: Those that simply hide Those that panic Those that are enraged & want revenge Those that want to understand After some time passes they will develop distinct Mindsets, but that is not [...]

RSN™ Insight: Scam Recovery & Name Calling – Just Stop It!

RSN™ Insight: Scam Recovery & Name Calling - Just Stop It! After You Are Scammed You Feel Anger And Rage And Hate Towards Your Scammer! It is natural to want to put the scammer down, but is it helpful? People call other people names for a variety of reasons but mostly it only diminishes them. Name Calling and What It Implies - Be Careful What You Imply About Yourself When You Resort To Name Calling Why [...]

RSN™ Guide: Hate Who Your Scammer Is

RSN™ Guide: Hate Who Your Scammer Is We Have A Few Serious Questions For Scam Victims: Do You Know Who Your Scammer Is? Do You Hate Your Scammer? Can You Ever Forgive Your Scammer? When You Say You Can't Forgive Your Scammer, Do You Even Know Who Your Scammer Is? For most of you (especially victims of African Scammers), the answers are NO! You do not really know who your scammer is or was. For [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Scambaiting – You are Only Hurting Yourself

RSN™ Special Report: Scambaiting - You are Only Hurting Yourself Continuing The Discussion On Scambaiting Scam Baiting is where a victim or other person engages in deception and in some cases actual online fraud lying to a scammer for "fun". The mistaken ideas are that it either wastes the scammer's time or causes them to go to extreme tasks because of the scam that is being pulled on them. Some wrongly believe that it is [...]

The Story Of Kira Lee Orsag AKA Dani Daniels

The Story Of Kira Lee Orsag AKA Dani Daniels - American Porn Stars Do Not Live In Ghana Every Day We Are Contacted By Men And Women Who Have The Unshaking Belief That The Face In The Photo Was The Actual Person That Scammed Them It doesn't matter if it was a soldier or an adult star, they believe it - they just know it! And they are angry and want revenge! Every day we [...]

RSN™ Editorial: Civil Rights

RSN™ Editorial: Civil Rights - Term Abuse Many Victims And Their Friends Or Family Tell Us That Scammers Violated Their Civil Rights - Did They? They Also Tell Us They Hate The Current American Administration, And Specifically U.S. President Donald Trump Because Of "Civil Rights!" What Does That Even Mean? As a political activist and nongovernmental advocacy organization we deal with the United States government frequently, we were in a two-hour call with the Department [...]

RSN™ Guide: Sharing Your Scam Story

RSN™ Guide: Sharing Your Scam Story BE CAREFUL! Recently a series of incidents occurred where victims have come forward to speak with the press and others and it resulted in serious consequences for the victim. We are not going to disclose the details or the identities of the victims involved. However, the consequences of "coming out" can be life-changing and it is not something to consider lightly. FIRST: We Recommend Sharing Your Story Sharing your story [...]

The Psychology Of Romance Scams: Cognitive Distortions

The Psychology Of Romance Scams: Cognitive Distortions [toc] What Is A Cognitive Distortion? A cognitive distortion is an exaggerated or irrational thought pattern involved in the onset and perpetuation of psychopathological states, especially those more influenced by psychosocial factors, such as depression and anxiety, or in this case a psychological manipulation for the purposes of crime. Psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck laid the groundwork for the study of these distortions in 1976, when he first proposed the theory behind cognitive distortions and in the 1980s, and his [...]

The Face In The Photo Is NOT Responsible

The Face In The Photo Is NOT Responsible Many Times After A Scam, Victims Are Unable To Accept That The Person In The Photo Is Not The Real Scammer! Today we received a complaint from a romance scam victim who blamed a person who had his photos stolen by scammers. Her argument was that HE HAD A RESPONSIBILITY to explain himself to those who lost money. She even believes he was the real scammer, or [...]

Stop Thinking

Stop Thinking And Just Let Things Happen This is a bit of a conflict. You need your brain in gear when dealing with scammers, but you need to stop overthinking about what happened. Rely more on instincts. If you are honest with yourself, your instincts probably told you something was wrong with the scammer long before you let yourself accept it because you were overthinking - meaning your thought processes could not accept what your [...]

Stupid Things People Will Believe!

OMG - The Stupid Things People Will Believe! We had this come up again today, so wanted to share the story of another victim. The purpose is not to shame them, but to use them as an example for the rest of you. We had someone call our offices a while back and try to convince us that U.S. Military Officers and Enlisted Personnel are allowing scammers to use their photos (and presumably their identities) [...]

RSN™ Guide: Scam Victim Mindsets

SCARS™ Scam Analytics: Scam Victim Mindsets What Do Victims Believe And Their Mindsets! As the result of a year-long victimization study by the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams Inc. [SCARS] - SCARS has been able to identify the primary Scam Victim Mindset Profiles and how they relate to the victim’s response after the scam. A total of 16,000 victims were sampled in this analysis over 2017 and 2018 by the SCARS Analytics Department. SCARS [...]

RSN™ Guide: Scam Baiting Is A Waste Of Time

Why Do People Scam Bait? Let's start with the basic problem. Victims want to regain control. When a person is scammed, especially a romance scam, they lose control. The scammer was in control and when the victim realizes this it is a profound shock. Every Victim Will Feel Betrayed & Powerless! Naturally, the victim wants to assert some control over their life and potentially over the scammers by taking action. Any action! This manifests itself [...]

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