Online Dating Dangers

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, [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Online Dating Dangers – Is It Really A Verified Profile?

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Online Dating Dangers - Is It Really A Verified Profile? Many dating sites have added verification features to help site members feel safer about scammers. Unfortunately, It Does The Exact Opposite.  There are an unlimited number of FREE phone numbers (even Google offers a free phone service) and other online services for online texting purposes out there, such as http://receive-sms-online.com/ These services allow scammers to "verify" a phone number that they don't own, [...]

RSN™ ScamTV™ Video: Facebook’s New Dating Features Attract Romance Scams

RSN™ ScamTV™ Video: Facebook's New Dating Features Attract Romance Scams Sadly The Mainstream Media Seems Clueless About Romance Scams "Facebook Dating" doesn’t plan to launch a standalone dating app, which should temper expectations about how deeply it’s diving into Tinder and Match Group’s territory. The feature will be based inside Facebook’s main app, alongside its many other utilities buried beyond the home screen. It’s not ready for the public yet, but company employees are now internally [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Europol Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2018

RSN™ Special Report: Europol Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2018 Europol Warns You Could Become A Cybercrime Victim From ransomware through to cryptocurrency scams, Europol says it wants to stop criminals from making you a victim. Europol has warned of 15 ways in which people can fall prey to cybercriminals as it launched a report on the dangers of the web. The report, the fifth annual Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), is being presented [...]

SCARS™ Infographic: Taking Your Life In Your Hands

SCARS™ Infographic: Taking Your Life In Your Hands Being Online Can Be Deadly If You Use The Internet To Meet Partners You Are Taking Your Life In Your Hands! EACH YEAR THERE ARE: 16,000 ABDUCTIONS 100+ MURDERS 1,000s OF RAPES 10% OF KNOWN SEX OFFENDERS USE THE INTERNET Be More Careful! BASED ON USDHS STATS FOR 2017 INFOGRAPHIC COPYRIGHT © 2018 SCARS Being Online Can Be Deadly - Be More Careful     [...]

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Seeking Fake Women

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Seeking Fake Women Scammers Are Much More Sophisticated Than Ever They will use their vast amounts of cash to hire people to perform specific tasks in the scamming ecosystem ... This article was about online dating websites hiring people to pretend to be interest women, but scammers have since learned these lessons well. https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/firma-soeger-fiktive-kvinder-til-lokke-maend-paa-danske-datingsider

RSN™ Special Report: Facebook & Social Media Largely Ignore Scammers

RSN™ Special Report: Facebook & Social Media Largely Ignore Scammers Reprinted from the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams (SCARS) » Why Does Facebook & Social Media Largely Ignore Scammers? United States Law rules the Internet (or did until Obama gave the internet away in 2017) One of these laws is 47 U.S.C. § 230, a Provision of the Communication Decency Act All of us in the Internet industry in those days (which included our Chairman [...]

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 [...]

Scammer’s Favorite: Steve Bustin

You Know This Guy! Steve Bustin Public Speaker Impersonation Victim You Have Seen His Photos Before! Steve Bustin Is Another Scammers Choice Award Winner Of course, you don't really know Steve Bustin, since these are stolen photos used by African Scammers, but he is popular!  If you see his photo on a dating site - guess what?  He is being used by a Scammer! Here is a gallery of Steve Bustin photos we have [...]

RSN EDITORIAL “The Lion”

RSN EDITORIAL "The Lion" Everyone believes they will live forever. Everyone believes crime will never happen to them. No one expects to be the victim of a romance scam! Did you? We live in a world that has been the same since the beginning of time. There are lions out there and they will eat you if you let them. Did you read that part? IF YOU LET THEM! Humans evolved in an environment where we [...]

What Do Victims Believe? #3

What Do Victims Believe? When Asked If They Believe That The United Nations Should Have The Right To Investigate International Scams & Arrest Online Criminals In Countries Around The World? 7% said No! 93% said Yes! The Only Problem Is That The UN Has No Police Force! There Is No Worldwide Police! If You Think There Should Be One, You Will Need To Talk To Your Government And Ask Them To Create It! Right now, [...]

Why Do You Think You Were Scammed?

Why Do You Think You Were Scammed? You Wanted To Believe You Did Not See What Was There You Made False Assumptions You Did Not Question Anything PROBLEM IS THAT MOST VICTIMS ARE STILL DOING THAT! ARE YOU? Are you still doing that in the Social Media Friends you accept online? Are you still doing that in the Facebook Groups you join? Are you still doing that in the Social Media Pages & Websites you [...]

RadioRSN Interview with Debby Montgomery

RadioRSN Audio Interview with Debby Montgomery An interview with Debby Montgomery, a Romance Scam survivor conducted by Dr. Tim McGuinness Chairman of the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams™ [SCARS]™ for RadioRSN™ on March 8th, 2018 Alternate Playback Here: https://soundcloud.com/user-121882415/2018-03-08-1a Permission to link to audio recording - permission not granted to copy, reproduce, edit or alter in any way. To obtain permission contact Press@AgainstRomanceScams.org Copyright © 2018 Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams Inc.

WHY CAN’T POLICE ARREST SCAMMERS?

EDITORIAL: WHY CAN'T POLICE ARREST SCAMMERS? The Process Of Arresting Criminals Outside Of Your Country Is Complicated Let'S Start With A Few Basic Facts! Some scammers are local, and these are treated as local crimes. Regardless of which country you live in, local criminals are investigated and arrested all the time! Almost every local police department has a "Bunko Squad" to investigate and apprehend con artists, fraudsters, and scammers in your local communities or country. [...]

Little Black Book of Scams

Little Black Book of Scams The Canadian Edition: THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SCAMS First published by the Competition Bureau Canada 2012 Reproduced with permission from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission YOUR GUIDE TO PROTECTION AGAINST FRAUD CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR VIEW » From The Guide: MYTH BUSTERS: Busting these common myths will minimize your chances of being scammed. All companies, businesses and organizations are legitimate because they are licensed and monitored by the government: This [...]

How Do Scammer Organizations Work?

How Do Scammer Organizations Really Work? Here is a useful diagram that may help you better understand the organizations that scammed you. Almost 45% of victims believe they were scammed by a single scammer, yet our data indicates that over 90% of scams are performed by teams. Also, unfortunately, almost 13% of victims believe that the face in the photo is the real scammer. They either do not understand that those are stolen photos or [...]

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