SCARS|RSN™ Guides

RSN™ Guide: Scammer Crime Scene Investigation

RSN™ Guide: Scammer Crime Scene Investigation Profile Forensics Updated September 4, 2018 When You Connect With A Stranger, Look At Their Profile With A Critical Eye! Of Course, You Should Not Be Talking To Strangers Online! But You Probably Ignored That Warning! Look for the RED FLAGS If you see any, walk away! Don't try to explain it away. Just go! Walk Through The Profile It is important that you look before and after accepting [...]

RSN™ Guide: 15 BASIC Warning Signs Of Romance Scamming

RSN™ Guide: 15 BASIC Warning Signs Of Romance Scamming Back To The Basics Since New Victims Come Along Every Day! THE FOLLOWING WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2011 - BUT THEIR TACTICS REMAIN THE SAME Here are the Warning Signs to look out for with Romance Scams: APPARENT AGE: Scammers use stolen photos from modeling sites and magazines, and military soldiers. Look at the apparent age of the person in the photo compared to the age [...]

RSN™ Guide: Simple Steps for Internet Safety

RSN™ Guide: Simple Steps for Internet Safety Updated: August 2018 In today’s digital world, online safety should be of paramount concern for all individuals and organizations because the threats posed by cybercriminals can’t be ignored. And to counteract these threats, there are steps you can take to minimize the risks associated with doing any kind of business online, surfing the Internet, and/or sharing information on social media sites. The first step to greater Internet safety [...]

RSN™ Guide: You Are An Adult – So At Least Take Steps To Protect Yourself

RSN™ Guide: You Are An Adult - So At Least Take Steps To Protect Yourself Alright, You Are In A Relationship With A Man Or Women That You Are Sure Is Real! You are absolutely sure they are real and that it is all a fairy tale - you will live magically happy ever after! They have Unicorn Dust Coming Out Of Their Eyes! Nothing we can say is going to dissuade you from your online relationship. [...]

RSN™ Guide: Avoiding The Latest Blackmail Scam

RSN™ Guide: Avoiding The Latest Blackmail Scam Scammers Are Experts At Manipulation, We Know This, Right? But their expertise runs to far more than just romance scams. It includes a range of blackmail scams and extortion online as well. Many of you have experienced scammers treats and extortion attempts at the end of a romance scam, from public shaming to treats of killing your children. Another type of scam they engage in is the randomize [...]

RSN™ Guide: What Really Is Western Union?

RSN™ Guide: What Really Is Western Union? The Western Union Company Is An American Financial Service And Communications Company Few know that it is also the World's Largest BANK, with branches in nearly 150 countries. Its North American headquarters is in Meridian, Colorado, although the postal designation of nearby Englewood is used in its mailing address. Up until it discontinued the service in 2006, Western Union was the best-known U.S. company in the business of [...]

RSN™ Guide: Victim Bashing or Blaming

RSN™ Guide: Victim Bashing or Blaming Victim Blaming or Bashing - The SCARS View Victim blaming occurs when the victim of a crime or any wrongful act is held entirely or partially at fault for the harm that befell them. The study of Victimology seeks to mitigate the perception of victims as responsible. There is a greater tendency to blame victims of rape or romance scams than victims of robbery if victims and perpetrators know each other. Hey, Don't Blame The Victim! [...]

RSN™ Guide: Romance Scam Delusion

RSN™ Guide: Romance Scam Delusion DISCLAIMER: The following is intended for informational and educational entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to be used in any way to diagnose a mental illness. All such diagnosis must be performed by a licensed doctor or psychologist. If you feel any portion of this may be applicable to you, consult a licensed doctor immediately for proper evaluation and diagnosis. de·lu·sion dəˈlo͞oZHən/ noun An idiosyncratic belief or impression that [...]

RSN™ Guide: Legal Risks?

A Word About Legal Risks Do Victims Fear Legal Risks? [post updated July 31, 2018 - original post February 19, 2016] LEGAL DISCLAIMER: We Cannot Give You Legal Advice. We Can Only Share Our Opinion The following is an expression of non-legal opinion. You should always consult a licensed attorney regarding all matters of law, their interpretation, and to obtain a proper legal opinion. This article is for purely educational and entertainment purposes and does [...]

RSN™ Guide: Ways To Avoid Being Hacked

RSN™ Guide: Ways To Avoid Being Hacked From BusinessInsider Everything that connects to the Internet can get hacked. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself and your data from an attack. Here are a few tips that will mitigate the risk of getting your personal data stolen. Be Suspicious Of Emails A lot of cyberattacks are launched through simple malicious email campaigns. Email is a wonderful communication platform because you can [...]

Leave The Real Person Alone! – SCARS|RSN™ Guide

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Leave The Real Person Alone! We Are Constantly Asked By Victims To Identify The Person In The Photo That They Fell In Love With They want to save them, or tell them how they feel, or tell them their photo is being used by scammers. Trust us, they already know they photos have been stolen by scammers! It Doesn't Matter Who He Or She Is, His Or Her Photo Was Stolen By Scammers [...]

RSN™ Guide: Financial Assistance & Crime Victim Compensation

RSN™ Guide: Financial Assistance & Crime Victim Compensation For U.S.A. Crime Victims ONLY - Canada Has Similar Programs - International Residents Check With Your Own Country To See What Crime Victims’ Assistance Is Available Yes! There Is Financial Assistance Available! SCARS is a registered Crime Victims’ Assistance & Support Organization and a member of VictimConnect a service of the National Center for Victims of Crime of the United States Department of Justice. Every state has [...]

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 [...]

RSN™ Guide: Rescamming

RSN™ Guide: Rescamming Yes, it is a thing Did you know that statistically, as a victim of a scam that you have a ONE IN SEVEN chance of being a victim again? Most victims will shut down after a scam - not trusting anyone. However, for most the same tendencies that created the opportunity for the scam remains. You will still be too trusting even while you tell yourself that you trust no one. Most [...]

RSN™ Guide: Scammer Technique – Cold Reading

RSN™ Guide: Scammer Technique - Cold Reading Cold Reading Is A Scam Information Gathering Technique! Cold reading is a set of techniques used by mentalists, psychics, fortune-tellers, mediums, illusionists (readers), and scam artists to imply that the reader knows much more about the person than the reader actually does. Without prior knowledge, a practiced cold-reader can quickly obtain a great deal of information by analyzing the person's body language, age, clothing or fashion, hairstyle, gender, [...]

RSN™ Guide: Small Business Cybersecurity

RSN™ Guide: Small Business Cybersecurity YOUR SHARED RESPONSIBILITY Be More Vigilant Online For small business owners, business growth is the name of the game. It’s important to establish a cybersecurity protocol early that can grow with your business to protect your most critical assets. Not only do businesses rely on technology to perform daily functions, but the Internet provides easy ways for businesses to stay connected and informed. However, with these increased conveniences comes increased [...]

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