RSN™ Guides

RSN™ Guide: How To Spot Fake Scammer Passports

RSN™ Guide: How To Spot Fake Scammer Passports Scammers Use Fake Documents All The Time Updated October 2018 Scammers create fake documents to support their fake identities! Ironically with just a little common sense they are easy to spot! However, spotting fake documents is not hard - all you need to do is look with a skeptical eye. Here are the key things to look for: Fake Photos Look at the race - such as [...]

SCARS/ESET: Cybersecurity Awareness Training [Presentation / Slideshow]

SCARS/ESET: Cybersecurity Awareness Training [Presentation / Slideshow] Provided Free For Victims Of Romance Scams By The Society Of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] [embeddoc url="http://romancescamsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SCARS_Cybersecurity_Awareness_Training_ver2b.pptx" height="600px" viewer="microsoft"] If you cannot view the slideshow click here » Our thanks to our friends are ESET for their assistance. SCARS™ Society Of Citizens Against Romance Scams™ Miami Florida U.S.A. www.AgainstRomanceScams.org     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - [...]

RSN™ Guide: The Amygdala Hijack! [Infographic]

RSN™ Guide: The Amygdala Hijack! [Infographic] IF YOU ARE A ROMANCE SCAM VICTIM THEN YOU ARE A VICTIM OF THE AMYGDALA HIJACK! One of the cornerstones of a Romance Scam (and it variations) is that before you are aware of it, your brain is hijacked. This happens when the scammer starts to tell you they love you - it happens because you have projected your own wants and desires onto your online relationship almost from [...]

RSN™ Guide: What Does Recovery Mean For A Scam Victim?

RSN™ Guide: What Does Recovery Mean For A Scam Victim? What Does It Mean to Be "In Recovery"? In this article, we are going to talk about recovery, as in recovery after a scam. In Our Use, We Mean That Recovery Is A Process However, because scams are complex in that they involve psychological traumatization (as a victim), involve addiction (as in the mental addiction to the scam); and the financial difficulty of both financial [...]

RSN™ Guide: Natural Disaster Fraud

RSN™ Guide: Natural Disaster Fraud In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Michael Department Of Justice Reminds The Public To Be Aware Of Fraud And Report It To The National Center For Disaster Fraud The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region, which opened opportunities for criminals to exploit people during vulnerable times. [...]

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 [...]

RSN™ Insight: Female Face Fixation Syndrome

RSN™ Insight: Female Face Fixation Syndrome Why Men Have The Hardest Time Accepting The Truth When They Are Romance Scammed Long ago we observed that men especially seem to have the hardest time accepting the simple truth that they were scammed, and that it was by a team of scammers using stolen photos. They steadfastly grasp onto the mistaken notion that it is the young woman in the photos that scammed then  - her personally. [...]

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: 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™ 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 Can Still Be Scammed!

RSN™ Insight: You Can Still Be Scammed! 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 [...]

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 [...]

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