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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™ Insight: Female Face Fixation Syndrome

RSN™ Insight: Female Face Fixation Syndrome Why Men Have The Hardest Time Accepting The Truth When They Are Romance Scammed Long ago we observed that men especially seem to have the hardest time accepting the simple truth that they were scammed, and that it was by a team of scammers using stolen photos. They steadfastly grasp onto the mistaken notion that it is the young woman in the photos that scammed then  - her personally. [...]

SCARS™ Publishes Proposed Changes To The Communications Decency Act

SCARS™ Publishes Proposed Changes To The Communications Decency Act Many Ask Why Does Facebook & Social Media Largely Ignore Scammers? It is an unforeseen consequence of United States Code 47 U.S.C. § 230, a Provision of the Communication Decency Act The provisions of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996 was designed to allow the Internet to grow and prosper. Unfortunately, it provides immunity from liability to Internet publishers such as Facebook. We need to [...]

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™ Anti-Scam Alert: Savior Victims

RSN™ Anti-Scam Alert: Savior Victims One of the things that happens to some victims is they develop a kind of messiah complex - a necessity or mania to help other victims - meaning they think that only they can save others. They become a kind of collector going around and gathering other souls so they can save them. They join anti-scam groups to "help" them but actually have no training in victims' support or related [...]

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 [...]

SCARS™ Analysis Of 2017 – 2018 Scamming Seasons

SCARS™ Analysis Of 2017 - 2018 Romance Scamming Seasons Be watchful all year but especially in the fourth quarter SCARS™ Analysis shows that scamming peaks in the 4th calendar quarter of the year and is lowest during the summer. This is attributed to victims being on vacation in the summer and also the extremely hot weather in the scamming countries near the equator. 4th quarter scamming increases are attributed to the emotional availability of victims [...]

SCAMMER URBAN LEGENDS – Chapter 4 – Obsessive Scammer Exposing – Updated

SCAMMER URBAN LEGENDS - Chapter 4 - Obsessive Scammer Exposing Originally published chapters 3 and 4 were together, we split them for greater clarity. The Compulsion To Expose! When someone is recently victimized by a romance scammer they fall into one of four main categories: Those that simply hide Those that panic Those that are enraged & want revenge Those that want to understand After some time passes they will develop distinct Mindsets, but that is not [...]

Join SCARS Today! It’s Free & Easy To Apply.

Join SCARS Today! It's Free & Easy To Apply. Just Go To www.AgainstRomanceScams.org Together We Can Beat Them! Come and join the thousands of SCARS Members today! If you already joined SCARS then please send us your photo saluting? We will not display your name! Send it to contact@AgainstRomanceScams.org #Together #BeatScammers RSN™ Team a division of SCARS™ Miami Florida U.S.A.     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

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