RSN™ Insight: Scams & Law Enforcement 2018 – 18,000 Scammers Arrested [Infographic]

RSN™ Insight: Scams & Law Enforcement 2018 - 18,000 Scammers Arrested [Infographic] Let This Sink In For A Minute! What part did you play in this? Did you report your scam or scammer? Still, only about 5% of victims report their crimes to law enforcement or to SCARS. 2018-18000-scammers-arrested Do Your Part So Law Enforcement Can Do Theirs! Report Every Scam & Scammer To www.Anyscam.com, To Your Local Police And The The FBI www.IC3.gov Let's [...]

RSN™ Insights: Top 8 Events That Changed Cybersecurity [Infographic]

RSN™ Insights: Top 8 Events That Changed Cybersecurity [Infographic] While threats continue to develop, so does the defense against them. It’s important to remember these past events in order to combat impending attacks. Milestone incidents are what made cybersecurity what it is today – take a look at the top 8 events that changed cybersecurity, and why they (still) matter. Why does this matter to a romance scam victim? Because you are the victim of a [...]

RSN™ Guide: How To Spot Fake United States Military ID Cards

RSN™ Guide: How To Spot Fake United States Military ID Cards Right Up Front - If Someone Sends You A Photo Of Their ID Card They ARE A Scammer! That is because it is illegal for United States Military personnel to copy their ID cards. It is that simple! However, so many people want to understand how to make sure they are fakes that we have created the following. NOTE: Before you say it, this page [...]

SCARS Infographic: Understanding Scam Victims

SCARS Infographic: Understanding Scam Victims Romance Scam Victims 2018 - What Do Different Victims Think They Need Or Want? Based Upon Studies By The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams 2018 1,900+ Romance Scam Victims Surveyed Reported Survey Conducted Between December 2017 And September 2018 On RomanceScamsNow.Com   For More SCARS / RSN Infographics Click Here » - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - - [...]

RSN™ Infographic – Are You Easy Bait For Identity Thieves?

RSN™ Infographic - Are You Easy Bait For Identity Thieves? Do You Know All The Ways An Identity Thief Can Target Victims Online? There were over 15 million victims of identity fraud in 2016, and it is estimated that it doubled in 2017. Javelin Research reports that overall fraud incidence rose 16% in 2016 to affect 6.15% of U.S. consumers, from 5.30% in 2015 — the highest on record. Smart thieves are using new and increasingly convincing [...]

ONLINE SAFETY: It’s Everyone’s Job To Ensure Online Safety At Work

ONLINE SAFETY: It's Everyone’s Job To Ensure Online Safety At Work The lines between our work and daily lives are becoming increasingly blurred, and it is more important than ever to be certain that smart cybersecurity practices carry over between the two. When you are on the job – whether it’s at a corporate office, local restaurant, healthcare provider, academic institution or government agency –‒ your organization’s online security is a shared responsibility. A culture of cybersecurity in your organization includes all [...]

RSN™ Special Report: How Did You Get Captured In A Scam

RSN™ Special Report: How Did You Get Captured In A Scam? Talking To And Trusting Strangers, And The Captive Flow We All Know We Are Not Supposed To Automatically Trust Strangers - Then Why Do We? Let's explore why we are so willing to trust someone we have never met! In 2017 Study It Suggests We Are More Likely To Trust A Stranger Instead Of Someone We know Recent research suggests what we thought we knew about social [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Community Standards Enforcement Preliminary Report 2018

RSN™ Special Report: Community Standards Enforcement Preliminary Report 2018 According to Facebook: We want to protect and respect both expression and personal safety on Facebook. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming community for the more than 2 billion people who use Facebook around the world, across cultures and perspectives. To help us with that goal, our Community Standards define what is and isn't allowed on Facebook. We don't allow anything that goes against these [...]

SCARS™ Analysis Of 2017 – 2018 Scamming Seasons

SCARS™ Analysis Of 2017 - 2018 Romance Scamming Seasons Be watchful all year but especially in the fourth quarter SCARS™ Analysis shows that scamming peaks in the 4th calendar quarter of the year and is lowest during the summer. This is attributed to victims being on vacation in the summer and also the extremely hot weather in the scamming countries near the equator. 4th quarter scamming increases are attributed to the emotional availability of victims [...]

SCARS™ CURRENT ONLINE SCAMS THREAT INDEX: NOVEMBER 2018

SCARS™ CURRENT ONLINE SCAMS THREAT INDEX SCARS™; CURRENT ONLINE SCAMS THREAT INDEX - NOVEMBER 2018 WARNING Scam danger at extreme levels - high probability of stranger contacts from all potential media - increased victimization MODERATE Scam danger at moderate levels - significant probability of stranger contacts from all potential media - elevated victimization CAUTION Scam danger at normal levels - probability of stranger contacts [...]

SCARS™ Infographic: Taking Your Life In Your Hands

SCARS™ Infographic: Taking Your Life In Your Hands Being Online Can Be Deadly If You Use The Internet To Meet Partners You Are Taking Your Life In Your Hands! EACH YEAR THERE ARE: 16,000 ABDUCTIONS 100+ MURDERS 1,000s OF RAPES 10% OF KNOWN SEX OFFENDERS USE THE INTERNET Be More Careful! BASED ON USDHS STATS FOR 2017 INFOGRAPHIC COPYRIGHT © 2018 SCARS Being Online Can Be Deadly - Be More Careful     [...]

RSN™ Guide: How Scammers Work

RSN™ Guide: How Scammers Work Step By Step They Dig For Your Dollars! The following diagrams show step by step how scammers work their victims, including money mules.   Basic Romance Scams - Manipulation Model   The Nigerian Scammer Model   The Money Mule Model - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - WESTERN UNION REPAYMENT [...]

SCARS™ Analysis: Breakdown Of Scammers 2018

SCARS™ Analysis: Breakdown Of Scammers 2018 SCARS Analytics performed an analysis of over 23,000 scam reports compiled from January 2018 through July 2018. The purpose of the analysis was to better understand how scammers are organizing and if there is a shift taking place from one type of organization to another. As we have seen during 2018 there are and have been a significant number of scamming groups shut down with nearly 6,000 arrests just [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Facebook & Social Media Largely Ignore Scammers

RSN™ Special Report: Facebook & Social Media Largely Ignore Scammers Reprinted from the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams (SCARS) » Why Does Facebook & Social Media Largely Ignore Scammers? United States Law rules the Internet (or did until Obama gave the internet away in 2017) One of these laws is 47 U.S.C. § 230, a Provision of the Communication Decency Act All of us in the Internet industry in those days (which included our Chairman [...]

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 [...]

RSN™ Guide: What Can You Expect After A Scam [Infographic]

RSN™ Guide: What Can You Expect After A Scam [Infographic] Immediately After A Scam, You Will Have Questions Here is our After-Scam Reality Check! It is blunt but to the point - you need proper expectations to move forward with your recovery. Based upon our 27 Years of Experience this is what you should expect: You Have Been Scammed And You Can’t Undo It You Must Report The Crime To Your Local Police Even Though They Can’t [...]

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