SCARS™ – Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams™

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SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scammer As A Consort

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scammer As A Consort Here Is A Head Scratcher Of A Dilemma Over the years we have seen everything, every type of scam, and every type of victim. However, there is one type of victim that has left us not knowing how best to help them. We know or know off women and men who are not exactly in denial, but they refuse to end their scams. They know or at least mostly [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Avoid Microsoft® Tech Support Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Avoid Microsoft® Tech Support Scams Protect Yourself From Tech Support Scams Courtesy of Microsoft® Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers use scare tactics to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services that supposedly fix the contrived device, platform, or software problems. How Tech Support Scams Work Scammers may call you directly on your phone and pretend to be representatives of a software company. They might even spoof the [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Chasing Your Money – A Psychological Trap

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Chasing Your Money - A Psychological Trap Don’t Get Caught Chasing The Money - That Path Can Lead To Addiction A specific form of self-entrapment that some romance scam victims struggle with is the urge to chase their losses. This is a syndrome very common to gamblers too! Chasing losses simply mean trying to win back the money you’ve already lost by gambling more. In the case of romance scam victims, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ ScamTV™ Video: SCARS Member Romance Scam Victim Lost $500,000 – Shares Story For First Time

SCARS|RSN™ ScamTV™ Video: SCARS™ Member Shares Story For First Time Romance Scam Victim Lost $500,000 - SCARS Member Julie Ericksen Lost $500,000 In A Romance Scam. She Tells Her Story For The First Time. Video Copyright WPTV News | West Palm Beach Florida We thank WPTV News | West Palm Beach Florida for allowing us to use this video of our SCARS Member. If you are interested in joining one of our professional Scam Victim Support [...]

SCARS™ Official Document: Standard for Ethics in Scam Reporting

SCARS™ Official Document: Standard for Ethics in Scam Reporting An Official Standards Committee of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. www.AgainstScams.org » STATUS: APPROVED 20160811 This document is provided as required to be placed on all SCARS Websites. Ethics in Scam Reporting Project Mission Statement This mission of the Ethics In Scam Reporting Project is to define, develop, publish, and maintain ethical standards applying to the investigation, identification, and reporting of suspected online fraud [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Online Vigilantes Can Actually Hurt Criminal Cases

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Online Vigilantes Can Actually Hurt Criminal Cases Experts Warn Online Vigilantes Not To Share Photos Of People Accused Of Crimes A few months ago in Australia, the country was rocked by three shocking crimes in one week, and the public wanted justice. Naturally, the modern version of the gossip coffee klatch sprang to life on social media. Instead of just talking about the crimes, everyone wanted a piece of these criminals and proceeded [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Winter 2019 Anti-Scam Campaign Ad

SCARS|RSN™ Winter 2019 Anti-Scam Campaign Ad The following is our new advertisement that will appear in English-language publications in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the U.K. during January through March 2019 Copyright © 2018 Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.   SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - - [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: What Do Scam Victims Believe – Part One

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: What Do Scam Victims Believe - Part One Want To Know What Other Scam Victims Think, Feel, or Believe? The following are the results of surveys and analysis conducted by SCARS|RSN on their social media pages on Facebook and elsewhere, then summarized and analyzed by the SCARS|ANALYTICS division of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. Data presented is as of December 24, 2018 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Podcast: You Can Count On SCARS – 2018 The Year That Was

SCARS|RSN™ Podcast: You Can Count On SCARS - 2018 The Year That Was A SCARS Podcast A podcast by Dr. McGuinness Founder of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. Copyright © 2018 SCARS SCARS Podcast with Dr. McGuinness, December 24, 2018   SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - - - [...]

SCARS|RSN Insight: Current Analysis of Scammer Data Compiled by the SCARS|ANALYTICS Division

SCARS|RSN Insight: Current Analysis of Scammer Data Compiled by the SCARS|ANALYTICS Division The following it the latest edition of the scams & scammer data compiled, estimated and assembled by the SCARS|ANALYTICS™ division of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. Current Data Version: January 4, 2019 SA5.07 PLEASE NOTE: The following data is partially or completely estimated or compiled based upon available data from multiple sources. The analysis is based on methods used at [...]

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 [...]

SCARS|CDN™ Scammer Search On RomanceScamsNow.com

SCARS|CDN™ Scammer Search On RomanceScamsNow.com Scammers Reported To The SCARS|CDN™ And That Are Maintained And Managed By SCARS|GOFCH™ Scam Data Clearinghouse™ On The Amazon® ACS Cloud Can Once Again Be Searched SCARS|CDN™ means the SCARS Cybercriminal Data Network - the SCARS Anti-Scam Data Reporting Network distributing scammer data in real-time worldwide. The following are three ways you can search our SCARS|CDN Data: Photo Search » Phone Number Search » Email Address Search » Full Reports Search [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: What Does The FBI’s IC3.gov Actually Do?

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: What Does The FBI's IC3.gov Actually Do? The FBI's IC3 Accepts Online Internet Crime Complaints From Either The Actual Victim Or From A Third Party To The Complainant They say that they can best process a complaint if they receive accurate and complete information from the person making the report. They request people provide the following information when filing a complaint: Victim's name, address, telephone, and email Financial transaction information (e.g., account information, transaction date [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insights: Scam Victim Saviors

SCARS|RSN™ Insights: Scam Victim Saviors We Wanted To Share Some Thoughts On Scam Victim Saviors Be careful what you believe out there, misunderstanding and urban legends are everywhere. Countless victims believe they are instant experts. A significant percentage of victims instantly believe they are experts just because they went through a scam. Being a victim does not make anyone an expert. As the saying goes, it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at something. [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Make Over For 2019

SCARS|RSN™ Make Over For 2019 In the coming months, we will be implementing a series of creative changes to SCARS™ Romance Scams Now™ website and Social Media. This is a part of the new look for SCARS and RSN and part of the name change for the Society. Going forward RSN will be known as SCARS|RSN™ or SCARS/RSN™ when using initials and Romance Scams Now™ still when spelled out. This will be applied to new [...]

SCARS Announcement

SCARS Announcement SCARS Announcement / Press Release December 5, 2018 Miami Florida U.S.A. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SCARS IS RE-REGISTERING ITS CORPORATION TO BETTER SERVE VICTIMS SCARS is pleased to announce that it has re-registered its corporation to accommodate changes in both status and state of incorporation to better prepare for full U.S. 501(C)(3) nonprofit status. SCARS has [...]

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