SCARS|RSN™ Editorial & Commentary

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SCARS|RSN™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 – Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 - Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good Online Fraud Has Been With Us Since The Late 1980s And So Have Groups Claiming To Help Victims And Expose Scammers From the days of Compuserve, AOL, and Prodigy there are have been people that have tried to help others understand about scams - we started just that way 28 years ago on the old America Online and on the TigerDIrect.com website - [...]

SCARS|RSN COMMENTARY: The Truth About SCARS & What Haters Say

SCARS|RSN COMMENTARY: The Truth About SCARS & What Haters Say It is a new year and it is time for some hard truths and reflection as the year begins. One of the things we are told over and over is how certain anti-scam hate groups, well ... HATE US Over the years we wondered why that was. We are fighting the good fight. We are helping thousands through our victims' assistance efforts. We educate and [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: A New Year’s Resolution!

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: A New Year's Resolution PLEASE SHARE THIS Over the last four years, the SCARS' Board of Directors and their corporate sponsors have spent nearly a million U.S. Dollars on the operations of SCARS. Paying for employees, paying for offices and expenses, and most importantly building and maintaining the only dedicated worldwide scam and cybercrime reporting network managed by its SCARS|CDN Division - with over 100 reporting points on www.Anyscam.com and other locations and [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial: Talking Law With Ivie Omoregie – What the Law Says About Yahoo Yahoo

SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial: Talking Law With Ivie Omoregie - What the Law Says About Yahoo Yahoo A Nigerian's View Of Scamming And The Harm It Does To Nigeria By Ivie Omoregie, Reprinted from BellaNaija.com A few weeks ago, the good people of Good Citizen Nigeria invited me on their platform to speak about the laws regulating Advance Fee Fraud (Yahoo Yahoo) and the negative impact it has had on Nigeria’s international image. Talking Law With Ivie Omoregie [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Announcement: Facebook Unpublished Our Main Page – But We Won Again!

SCARS|RSN™ Announcement: Facebook Unpublished Our Main Page - But We Won Again! Once Again We Won Against Facebook! Facebook unpublished our main Facebook page on Friday to prevent you from reading about Scams & Scammers on Facebook, and the fact that we are a leading advocate for the regulation of social media! As a result of calling in a couple of favors from U.S. Senators, our page has been turned back on. Visit it here: facebook.com/RSN.Main.News.And.Information.Home.Page [...]

SCARS|RSN™ A 27 Year History Of Service To Scam Victims

SCARS|RSN™ A 27 Year History Of Service To Scam Victims Our founder Dr. Tim McGuinness first started tracking scams and scammers in 1991 on the old America Online before the web came into existence for all. Over the years this activity migrated from AOL onto TigerDirect.com (our founder was a co-founder of TigerDirect's parent in those days), then onto another major website that he published, and then onto a stand-alone dedicated website. Over the years we [...]

RSN™ Editorial: Open Letter To The Press

RSN™ Editorial: An Open Letter To The Press About Romance Scams Isn't It Astounding? Here we have a multi US$Billion industry running wild scamming anyone they want - literally millions of victims worldwide. Spreading from West Africa to Indonesia and Malaysia, from Russia to China, out of control. We used to be lucky if we got an arrest a month worldwide, but of course, now we are seeing large numbers of scammers being arrested. Yet, [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Why Do We Fight Each Other? Call To Action!

SCARS™ Insight: Why Do We Fight Each Other? Call To Action! What Is Missing Is An Anti-Romance Scams Statement of Principals - But What Does That Mean? The SCARS Management Team has had a revelation recently about the fight against scammers. Almost no one is fighting the same fight. Why is that? How could that be? We all see the same enemy but anti-scam groups spend as much time fighting each other as they do helping [...]

It is Christmas Season Again …

It is Christmas Season Again ... Winston Churchill said: "Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection." While this may not be your best Christmas, it is where you are supposed to be. Right here, right now. So that you can have better Christmases is the future. From Joe vs. The Volcano: "Look. I don't know you. I don't think I know anybody. You're angry, I can, I can see that. I'm [...]

RSN™ Guest Editorial: Stopping Shame by Jackie Corbett

RSN™ Guest Editorial: Stopping Shame, by Jackie Corbett By Jackie Corbett, Senior SCARS Volunteer & Victim Support Group Manager Let's Stop Shame In Its Tracks? Extend understanding to yourself, no matter how hard it feels. Extend empathy to yourself, no matter how difficult. Extend courtesy and respect and compassion to yourself, no matter how challenging. Shame cannot survive in the presence of understanding, empathy, courtesy, and respect. That's one of the many reasons why therapy [...]

The SCARS Philosophy of Providing Victims’ Support – Podcast

The SCARS Philosophy of Providing Victims' Support - Podcast The following is copyright © 2018 SCARS

The War Against Social Media

The War Against Social Media WAR AGAINST SOCIAL MEDIA AND THEIR WAR AGAINST US No one would have believed in the last years of the ... century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm [...]

RSN™ Commentary: Change In RSN Editorial Policy

RSN™ Commentary: Change In RSN Editorial Policy This week has been an interesting one on many levels. We have an attack by another anti-scam group supported by Facebook, we had an election that risks our progress against scammers, and one of our employees left our employment over hate and treats we received.   We have always prided ourselves on our transparency, however, from here on out we will not be discussing our Advocacy activities on [...]

SCARS Open Letter: To Western Union

SCARS Open Letter: To Western Union An Open Letter To Western Union Dear Western Union In a world filled with fraud and identity theft, you have to ask yourself what role you play in perpetuating and facilitating these crimes? We understand that you are the World's Money Sender - the largest by far, and you fill a vital role in helping private individuals in sending urgent money to friends and family.  Frankly, we are very [...]

The Story of Our Friend Patricia M.

The Story of Our Friend Patricia M. This is the story of a romance scam survivor from Australia in her own words. From Australia's Women's World Magazine. Click here to view full size Click here to view full size Click here to view full size Click here to view full size Third-party copyrights acknowledged. RSN™ Team a division of SCARS™ Miami Florida U.S.A.     - - - - - - - - - - [...]

RSN™ Insight: Good vs. Bad While Recovering

RSN™ Insight: Good vs. Bad While Recovering After The Scam Many Victims Choose To Recover - Sadly, Most Do Not! Only about 30% of victims will choose to recover from the scam emotionally, the remaining victims will either hide in their denial or allow anger to run their lives. Even those that have chosen to recover face constant challenges and consequences of continuing bad behaviors. However, to help victims learn to recover we have to be [...]

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