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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 [...]

RSN™ Guide: United States Military Ranks & Insignia

RSN™ Guide: United States Military Ranks & Insignia THE UNITED STATES MILITARY RANK INSIGNIA Military rank is more than just who salutes whom. Military rank is a badge of leadership. Responsibility for personnel, equipment, and mission grows with each increase in rank. Do not confuse rank with pay grades, such as E-1, W-2 and O-5. Pay grades are administrative classifications used primarily to standardize compensation across the military services. The "E" in E-1 stands for [...]

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 [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Cybercriminals Targeting Your Children’s Identities

RSN™ Special Report: Cybercriminals Targeting Your Children's Identities Your Child's Identity Is Valuable To Cybercriminals There are a lot of reasons why a child’s identity and ID information is target #1 for some cybercriminals Unfortunately, a child’s personal information is particularly susceptible to criminals looking to steal an identity. Most often, child identity theft starts with a stolen Social Security number, however, it can also start with their parent being romance scammed. This highly-valuable piece [...]

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 [...]

RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Trauma Bonding

RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Trauma Bonding People Often Stay In Abusive Relationships Because Of Something Called 'Trauma Bonding' Originally published by: Lindsay Dodgson -  Aug. 17, 2017 - BusinessInsider.com 'Trauma Bonding' — Here Are The Signs It'S Happening To You RSN Editor's Note: This applies to scam victims just as it does to local abusive relationships. People often don't even realize they are in an abusive relationship. It can be hard for others to understand why someone [...]

RSN™ Insight: Scams & Law Enforcement 2018 – 18,000 Scammers Arrested [Infographic]

RSN™ Insight: Scams & Law Enforcement 2018 - 18,000 Scammers Arrested [Infographic] Let This Sink In For A Minute! What part did you play in this? Did you report your scam or scammer? Still, only about 5% of victims report their crimes to law enforcement or to SCARS. 2018-18000-scammers-arrested Do Your Part So Law Enforcement Can Do Theirs! Report Every Scam & Scammer To www.Anyscam.com, To Your Local Police And The The FBI www.IC3.gov Let's [...]

RSN™ Guide: Deducting Scams Form Your U.S. Income Tax

RSN™ Guide: Deducting Scams Form Your U.S. Income Tax The following is not intended as Tax Advice and is provided for educational purposes only. Consult a professional tax preparer or tax attorney for all legal or professional advice about your taxes. Is It Possible To Recover Some Of Your Money Through Your Taxes? Maybe! You can legally claim casualty and theft losses on personal property as itemized deductions on a United States Tax Return. According [...]

RSN™ Special Report: How Some Academics View Scamming In Africa

RSN™ Special Report: How Some Academics View Scamming In Africa The Sickening View Of Academic Apologists On Ghana Scammers! Updated: November 2018 Meet Jenna Burrell, Associate Profession of the University of Berkeley, California. A progressive associate professor at their school of Information. The video below represents a prevailing view amongst American Progressive Academics that is almost unbelievable in how "Young Men" in Ghana are marginalized by Western Countries. How it is Western Business and attitudes [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Western Union Remission/Refund Program Update/News

RSN™ Special Report: Western Union Remission/Refund Program Update/News En Español Abajo United States v Western Union Remission Per their office site: Important: Determinations of remission eligibility have not yet been issued. The DOJ, FTC, and the claims administrator will NOT request petitioners pay any money to the administrator or anyone else in connection with the petition for remission process. If you receive such a request, it is fraudulent and should be directed to info@westernunionremission.com. Update September 10, [...]

SCARS™ Scam Insight: What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor?

SCARS™ Scam Insight: What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor? An Exploration Of Mindsets As an organization, we have had the opportunity to observe the victims of scams from over 27 years. We have had the benefit of expanding our knowledge by professionalizing our activities as registered crime victims' assistance and support providers, in applying victimology and criminalistics, as anthropologists, as specialists in addictive behavior, in the psychology of scams, [...]

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 [...]

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