SCARS|RSN™ Guides

Deducting Scams Form Your U.S. Income Tax – SCARS|RSN™ Guide

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Deducting Scams Form Your U.S. Income Tax The following is not intended as Tax Advice and is provided for educational purposes only. Consult a professional tax preparer or tax attorney for all legal or professional advice about your taxes. 2018 UPDATE - PLEASE NOTE - Per the IRS: For tax years 2018 through 2025, the Act has suspended the itemized deduction for personal casualty and theft losses. Prior to this change in the [...]

RSN™ Special Report: A Better Business Bureau Study on Online Romance Scams

RSN™ Special Report: A Better Business Bureau Study on Online Romance Scams Online Romance Scams - A Better Business Bureau Study on How Scammers Use Impersonation, Blackmail and Trickery to Steal from Unsuspecting Daters Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader - Download For Free Here » [auto-iframe link=http://romancescamsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/bbb-study-online-romance-scams-study.pdf tag=BBB-Report width=100% height=650 autosize=no] Download [PDF File] Online Romance Scams - A Better Business Bureau Study on How Scammers Use Impersonation, Blackmail and Trickery to Steal from Unsuspecting Daters Provided [...]

SCARS™ Scam Insight: What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor?

SCARS™ Scam Insight: What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor? An Exploration Of Mindsets As an organization, we have had the opportunity to observe the victims of scams from over 27 years. We have had the benefit of expanding our knowledge by professionalizing our activities as registered crime victims' assistance and support providers, in applying victimology and criminalistics, as anthropologists, as specialists in addictive behavior, in the psychology of scams, [...]

RSN™ Guide: Depression – What You Need To Know

RSN™ Guide: Depression What You Need To Know By the: United States National Institute of Mental Health About this Guide This Guide, was prepared by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), provides an overview on depression. NIMH is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. This Guide will help you learn the following four things that everyone should know about depression: Depression is a real illness. Depression affects [...]

A Guide for Friends and Family of Romance Scam Survivors

A Guide for Friends and Family of Romance Scam Survivors A Free Guide by the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] This Guide is intended for Family and Friends of someone that was involved in a Romance Scam Also available on LinkedIn.com here » Introduction This is presented in the hope that it will help scam victims to explain what happened to them. We hope that by reading this you can understand that the [...]

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™ Guide: Human Trafficking & Its Relationship To Scamming

SCARS™ Guide: Human Trafficking & Its Relationship To Scamming Human Trafficking Many do not know that online fraud is closely related to Human Trafficking and Terrorism. The bad guys that scam the world help fund these activities. The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] does all it can to help raise awareness of this important issue. That is why we are proud to help support and be affiliated with Freedom United www.freedomunited.org Please visit [...]

RSN™ Guide: U.S. Army Scammers / Fake Soldier Romance Scams

RSN™ Guide: U.S. Army Scammers / Fake Soldier Romance Scams Online Romance Scam Information About Stolen Soldier Identities Impersonation & Identity Theft Of United States Army Soldiers If You Suspect Someone Then They ARE A Scammer You may have a suspicion about someone you have met online. You may not know it yet but your instincts picked up on something out of place (below we explain the Red Flags in more detail). Go with your [...]

RSN™ Guide: Anti-Scam Security Test For Your Friends & Family

RSN™ Guide: Anti-Scam Security Test For Your Friends & Family Pretend To Be A Scammer To Save Your Friends & Family Do You Want To Save Your Friends And Family From Scammers? Here Is An Anti-Scammer Intrusion Test The purpose is to test your friends and family reactions to a real-life scammer. In the world of cybersecurity, it is completely normal to perform unannounced tests to see how people respond. For This Test You Will Need: [...]

RSN™ How To: Spot Fake U.S. Passports

RSN™ How To: Spot Fake U.S. Passports Scammers Have Always Made Up Fake Documents, But With A Careful Eye, You Can Always Spot Them For What They Are! Here is a real U.S. Passport for you to see how it should look: Michelle Obama U.S. Passport Notice the following things: Photo has a portion that is transparent USA logo overlaps photo and can see the photo background under it Note that the photo [...]

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] http://romancescamsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SCARS_Cybersecurity_Awareness_Training_ver2.pdf 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. [...]

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