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RSN™ Scam News: Nigerian $878,000 Scammer Arrested In U.S.

RSN™ Scam News: Nigerian $878,000 Scammer Arrested In U.S. Nigerian Man In Missouri Scammed Love Interests Out of $878K Before Arrest at KCI Airport Source Riverfront Times Ronayerin Ogolor, 49, Was Arrested On Friday At Kansas City International Airport A Nigerian con artist living in Missouri scammed lovesick women and men he met on dating sites such as Christian Mingle with stories of sequestered gold, terrible luck, and even an imaginary daughter, according to Federal authorities. [...]

RSN™ Guide: U.S. Elder Justice Initiative

RSN™ Guide: U.S. Elder Justice Initiative The Elder Justice Initiative On February 22, 2018, in response to a coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases, President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated: “The Justice Department and its partners are taking unprecedented, coordinated action to protect elderly Americans from financial threats, both foreign and domestic …” He went on to state: “When criminals steal the hard-earned life savings of older Americans, we will respond with all [...]

ScamTV™ Video: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

ScamTV™ Video: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places Australian Grandmother Loses Her Life Savings Three Times To Love Scammers Video 'It's just evil how they manipulate you' By GAVIN BUTLER FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA Extracted from the Daily Mail A heartbroken grandmother who lost $480,000 to THREE different love scammers warns of the dangers women face when seeking partners online. An Australian grandmother was cheated by three separate online scammers. Suzie believed the men [...]

RSN™ Special Report: The Victim Trap

RSN™ Special Report: The Victim Trap Scam Victims Believe So Strongly In The Scam That They Are Willing To Go To Africa Traveling To Meet Your Scammers Can Literally Be A Death Sentence! Sadly, this is the darkest side of the romance scam addiction - traveling to Africa and losing everything, in some cases even their lives. Also, it tends to affect seniors 10 to 1 more than any other age group. So many Americans, [...]

RSN™ Guide: Romance Scam Infidelity

RSN™ Guide: Romance Scam Infidelity We All Know What A Romance Scam Is? You are vulnerable, maybe lonely, and you let a stranger into your life online. Maybe you were ready for a relationship, maybe not. You made a bad decision and you let the wrong stranger in, the rest is what it is. After the initial bad decision psychology suggests that you were manipulated and it was beyond your control until you reached the point where [...]

RSN™ SCAM NEWS: U.S. Woman Jailed in Australia for Smuggling Cocaine in Her High Heels

RSN™ SCAM NEWS: U.S. Woman Jailed in Australia for Smuggling Cocaine in Her High Heels How A Romance Scam Can Go Horribly Wrong! Devout US woman jailed for smuggling cocaine in her high heels From an article by: Angus Thompson, a court reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald. A religiously devout US woman who smuggled cocaine into Australia in her high heels has been jailed for at least 4½ years. Denise Marie Woodrum, 51, was arrested at [...]

RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Online Romance Scam Record Loses US$23 Million To ‘British Engineer’

RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Online Romance Scam Record Loses US$23 Million To ‘British Engineer’ Online romance scam record for Hong Kong as Wan Chai businesswoman loses US$23 million to ‘British engineer’ Victim transferred money to a con artist overseas in a series of transactions over four years A 66-year-old businesswoman has become Hong Kong’s biggest victim of an online romance scam after being duped out of HK$180 million (US$23 million) over four years by an “engineer [...]

SCARS/RSN Family Intervention Letter

SCARS/RSN Family Intervention Letter A Tool To Help Family Members Of Victims In Denial To See The Truth We had been asked several times if we have something that family members could share with a victim in complete denial. We have our Family Intervention Guide and this has helped many, but some victims cling so tightly to their fantasy that they are truly willing to forsake all family and friends in favor of their imaginary [...]

This Is What It Feels Like To Be The Victim Of An International Romance Scam

This Is What It Feels Like To Be The Victim Of An International Romance Scam BuzzFeed News spoke to women who fell for men that turned out to be elaborate fake identities created by fraudsters. Includes an interview with SCARS' Chairman Dr. Tim McGuinness By Patrick Smith, BuzzFeed News Reporter - Posted on November 12, 2016, at 3:52 a.m. Preprinted to preserve this article for SCARS' History Archives - Copyright Acknowledged Mary can’t stand Kanye West. Her [...]

RSN™ Editorial: Demanding Answers – Living In Denial

RSN™ Editorial: Demanding Answers - Living In Denial Some People Simply Cannot Accept That They Were Scammed After a certain number of years supporting victims we have learned to recognize those victims that refuse to believe. Many of you have family and friends that are also this way. They present almost no information and then challenge you to prove that their "person" is a scammer. Unfortunately, there are estimated to be over a billion fake [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Scammers Create Fake Emergencies To Get Your Money

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Scammers Create Fake Emergencies To Get Your Money It's always one thing or another! I lost my wallet and ID. I’m stranded — please wire money.” “Your grandson is being held in jail. He needs bail money right away.” Scammers try to trick you into thinking a loved one is in trouble. They call, text, email, or send messages on social media about a supposed emergency with a family member or friend. They [...]

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