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RSN™ Special Report: UK Victims May Get Reimbursed

RSN™ Special Report: UK Victims May Get Reimbursed Transfer Scam Victims Could Be Reimbursed - Great News For Scam Victims In The U.K. Portions by SkyNEWS Victims of bank transfer fraud could receive compensation under proposed new rules - though it remains unclear who will pay. Bank account holders who are tricked into transferring money to fraudsters could be entitled to reimbursement if they have acted with the "requisite level of care" under proposed new [...]

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 Announcement: Completion Of New Zealand Victim Study

SCARS Announcement: Completion Of New Zealand Victim Study SCARS Is Very Pleased To Have Assisted In The Continuing Research Into The Psychological Effects Of Online Fraud Potentially Leading The Way To Better Recovery Solutions For All Victims We are very proud of our volunteers and staff for their support during the study by the University of Aukland, New Zealand, and to all of the victims and SCARS Members that participated. SCARS continues to lead the [...]

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 [...]

SCARS Infographic: Understanding Scam Victims

SCARS Infographic: Understanding Scam Victims Romance Scam Victims 2018 - What Do Different Victims Think They Need Or Want? Based Upon Studies By The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams 2018 1,900+ Romance Scam Victims Surveyed Reported Survey Conducted Between December 2017 And September 2018 On RomanceScamsNow.Com   For More SCARS / RSN Infographics Click Here » - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - - [...]

RSN™ Special Report: How Did You Get Captured In A Scam

RSN™ Special Report: How Did You Get Captured In A Scam? Talking To And Trusting Strangers, And The Captive Flow We All Know We Are Not Supposed To Automatically Trust Strangers - Then Why Do We? Let's explore why we are so willing to trust someone we have never met! In 2017 Study It Suggests We Are More Likely To Trust A Stranger Instead Of Someone We know Recent research suggests what we thought we knew about social [...]

RSN™ Guide: Clones – Copying Profiles & Identities

RSN™ Guide: Clones - Copying Profiles & Identities Cloning - Can My Real Grandmother Please Stand Up? Portions from Anonymous Most of us have heard someone say this: "Someone Cloned My Profile" And they alert you that their profile must have been cloned! (they other over used favorite is "someone hacked by profile") The Urban Legend is that almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name have been used to create a [...]

RSN Guide: Romance Scam Victims & PTSD

RSN Guide: Romance Scam Victims & PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Can Affect Romance Scam Victims After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can seem like you'll never get over what happened or feel normal again. But by seeking treatment, [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Ghanaian Scammer’s Money God Empire

RSN™ Special Report: Ghanaian Scammer's Money God Empire ("MGE") In Ghana (And Leaking Into Neighboring Countries) A New Kind Of Money Ritual Has Evolved It appears to be borrowing from the Nigerian Yahoo Plus, with a dash of Sakawa thrown in. However, it is also uniquely Ghana. It is all amount blessing the scammer, as much for their motivation as a criminal as for their success. The scammers that engage in this are the lower level [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Community Standards Enforcement Preliminary Report 2018

RSN™ Special Report: Community Standards Enforcement Preliminary Report 2018 According to Facebook: We want to protect and respect both expression and personal safety on Facebook. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming community for the more than 2 billion people who use Facebook around the world, across cultures and perspectives. To help us with that goal, our Community Standards define what is and isn't allowed on Facebook. We don't allow anything that goes against these [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Facebook Moderators – The Weak Link

RSN™ Special Report: Facebook Moderators - The Weak Link Facebook Has Nearly 10,000 “Content Moderators” Around The World Extracted from The Guardian - copyright acknowledge Facebook Moderators: A Quick Guide To Their Job And Its Challenges From The Guardian Though Facebook has its own comparatively small in-house moderating team, most of them work for subcontractors. There are moderating hubs around the world, but Facebook refuses to disclose their exact number or locations. Moderators get two weeks’ training plus [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Facebook’s Guidance On Graphic Violence

RSN™ Special Report: Facebook's Guidance On Graphic Violence Reprinted from The Guardian - Copyright Acknowledged At first, Facebook’s policies seem clear enough. Most start with a clear explanation of what it does and doesn’t tolerate. But often there are caveats. The Guardian has been told some moderators struggle to understand distinctions – and some feel overwhelmed by the task. Updates reflect shifting attitudes and political pressure but can further complicate the job. Facebook’s policies on graphic [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Facebook’s Manual On Credible Threats Of Violence

RSN™ Special Report: Facebook's Manual On Credible Threats Of Violence Reprinted from The Guardian - Copyright Acknowledged At first, Facebook’s policies seem clear enough. Most start with a clear explanation of what it does and doesn’t tolerate. But often there are caveats. Some moderators struggle to understand distinctions – and some feel overwhelmed by the task. Updates reflect shifting attitudes and political pressure but can further complicate the job. Facebook’s policies on graphic violence, non-sexual [...]

SCARS™ CURRENT ONLINE SCAMS THREAT INDEX: NOVEMBER 2018

SCARS™ CURRENT ONLINE SCAMS THREAT INDEX SCARS™; CURRENT ONLINE SCAMS THREAT INDEX - NOVEMBER 2018 WARNING Scam danger at extreme levels - high probability of stranger contacts from all potential media - increased victimization MODERATE Scam danger at moderate levels - significant probability of stranger contacts from all potential media - elevated victimization CAUTION Scam danger at normal levels - probability of stranger contacts [...]

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     [...]

RSN™ Editorial: Are You Doing Your Part To Help Stop Scammers?

RSN™ Editorial: Are You Doing Your Part To Help Stop Scammers? PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION THEN SHARE THIS :: WE NEED TO GET MORE SIGNATURES! We have just reached 4,640 - NOW let's get to 15,000 !!!!! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

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