RSN™ Guides

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™ Guide: After The Scam Comes Disaster

RSN™ Guide: After The Scam Comes Disaster The Hard Times That Come After A Scam You all know what you felt after you discovered your scam. Heartache, despair, rage and anger, depression. The whole range of traumatic emotions that follow something like this. But few foresee the long-term consequences to their lives from giving away the amounts of money that some do. Some victims give away huge sums of money, from thousands to over a million. [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Talking To And Trusting Strangers, And The Captive Flow

RSN™ Special Report: 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 trust judgments may be all wrong. Social [...]

RSN™ Guide: Clones – Copying Profiles & Identities

RSN™ Guide: Clones - Copying Profiles & Identities Cloning - Can My Real Grandmother Please Stand Up? Portions from Anonymous Most of us have heard someone say this: "Someone Cloned My Profile" And they alert you that their profile must have been cloned! (they other over used favorite is "someone hacked by profile") The Urban Legend is that almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name have been used to create a [...]

RSN™ Insight: You Say You Can’t Be Scammed Again? Wanna Bet?

RSN™ Insight: You Say You Can't Be Scammed Again? Wanna Bet? For decades we have been warning about scams of one nature or another, but what most scams have in common is Social Engineering! For most of you who have been Romance Scammed you sware it will never happen again, right? Wanna Bet? It takes more than wishful thinking to stop yourself from being scammed. After all, it was wishful thinking that got you scammed [...]

RSN™ Guide: Creating A Password

RSN™ Guide: Creating A Password Creating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself online. Using long and complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime. No citizen is immune to cyber risk, but there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of an incident. SIMPLE TIPS Creating a strong password is easier than you think. Follow these simple tips to protect yourself online: Make your password eight characters [...]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – October 2018

National Cyber Security Awareness Month - October 2018 October Is National Cyber Security Month Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility and we all must work together to improve our Nation's cybersecurity This October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) commemorates 15 years as an annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. NCSAM 2018 is a collaborative effort between government and industry (including the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams - a US DHS partner organization) to ensure [...]

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 [...]

RSN™ Guide: Real Scammers

RSN™ Guide: Real Scammers How Can You Judge If A Real Person In Africa Is A Scammer? When you see a real person’s profile, who is from Africa, how can you tell they are a scammer? Will they have “Scammer” written across their forehead? Sometimes It Is Easy You see photos of their loot (money) and see posts they have written about scamming. They claim they are “Yahoo” or “Sakawa,” or are even part of [...]

RSN™ Guide: The 7 Psychological Principles of Scams

RSN™ Guide: The 7 Psychological Principles of Scams There Are 7 Principal Elements To A Typical Scam Regardless Of The Type! 1. Distraction Attention is like a spotlight, which means when it’s pointing in one direction it pretty much ignores everything else. Except people don’t realize how little information coming in from the outside world we actually process. Naturally, you don’t notice what you don’t notice, plus the mind is designed to fill in the [...]

RSN™ Insights: A Brief History Of The Beginning Of Online Scamming

RSN™ Insights: A Brief History Of The Beginning Of Online Scamming In The Very Beginning Scams Were Face To Face Then they migrated to classified ads or by the mail. The Nigerian Prince scams actually started as letters sent through the post. But When Did Online Scams Start? We all know the world of online scamming now. Nigeria holds control over this world and rakes in billions of dollars. But When Did It Really Begin? [...]

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 [...]

RSN™ Guide: The Macau Scam

RSN™ Guide: The Macau Scam What Is A Macau Scam? The Malaysian “Macau Scam” is a variation of the Nigerian 419 Advance Fee Fraud. It basically is a phone scam or email scam that works to get a victim to pay money up front to receive a prize. It gets its name because it is usually a prize from a Macau or Hong Kong company. This is mostly performed in Malaysia and Singapore but is [...]

RSN™ Insight: Understanding Nigeria – Understanding African Corruption

RSN™ Insight: Understanding Nigeria - Understanding African Corruption To Really Solve The Problem Of Nigerian Based Scamming We Need To Engage At Many Levels We need to engage at the international diplomatic level, at the global law enforcement level, but we also need to understand the inherent corruption of Nigeria, both internally and across their region. The following article from Nigeria paints a detailed picture of the internal societal corruption that has spawned today's Yahoo Boys. [...]

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™ Insight: Dating Scam / Identity Theft Alert

RSN™ Insight: Dating Scam / Identity Theft Alert You May Not Have Thought About It! Originally published January 2014, Updated September 2018 But The Information You Share In A Dating Profile Is All An Identity Thief Needs To Steal Your Identity! Even Worse, The Information You Share With A Scammer Can Almost Guarantee That Your Identity Can Be Stolen! Scammers are already stealing identities right in front of you!  When they steal photos, they were stealing [...]

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