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A Victim’s Story: Debby Montgomery – Videos

A Victim's Story: Debby Montgomery Courtesy of WPTV Courtesy of CBS 4 Miami The following is courtesy of Fox 29 TV: A former Air Force intelligence officer trained to keep national secrets, a former bank executive trained to detect fraud, and a former treasurer for Palm Beach County Schools: bullet points on a resume which tell part of Debby Montgomery’s story. “I worked a lot with customers who had checks that [...]

New RSN Website Record

New RSN Website Record 4,090,880 Visitor Website Views In The Last 12 Months - February 2017 Through January 2018 We Would Like To Thank Our Website Visitors! We Sincerely Appreciate The Trust You Place In Us! The World’s Leading Anti-Scam Organization Since 1991 RSN is the Scam Avoidance Education & Online Crime Victims' Assistance & Support division of SCARS, registered with the United States Department of Justice's National Center for Victims of Crime

Reporting Romance Scams: Why Survivors Often Don’t

Reporting Romance Scams: Why Survivors Often Don’t By the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams, Inc. January 15, 2018 © Introduction Why is it that not all romance scams survivors find it necessary to report scams? After all, a romance scam is truly an emotional assault, a form of rape! Why don’t they report them to the criminal justice system in order to move forward from their experience? In fact, some feel that the criminal [...]


FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION OVERTURNS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ON FTC RESTRICTIONS AGAINST INTERNET ENFORCEMENT! EDITOR'S NOTE: The Obama Administration significantly tied the hands of government regulators in policing and protecting users of the Internet. This marks the 6th major accomplishment in 2017 by the Trump Administration is working to secure, protect, and enforce laws that protect us all online. In addition, the SCARS Chairman was in Washington, D.C. on December 1 meeting with the FTC over this issue. [...]

Phone Support

Please Note That We Do Not Provide Phone Support We receive over 1,000 contacts a day on average from scam victims. Many ask us to investigate their scammer or suspected person. An unbelievable number of these are people asking us to confirm if the person they are dating online is safe or not. We make it clear with our phone numbers that we do not have the ability to provide phone support in addition to [...]


It is Christmas again ... Winston Churchill said: "Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection." While this may not be your best Christmas, it is where you are supposed to be. Right here, right now. So that you can have better Christmases is the future. From Joe vs. The Volcano: "Look. I don't know you. I don't think I know anybody. You're angry, I can, I can see that. I'm very [...]

ASEAN anti-cybercrime declaration calls for united front

Further Evidence Of The United States Administration's Commitment To Stopping Cybercrime ASEAN anti-cybercrime declaration calls for united front ASEAN adopts the ASEAN Declaration to Prevent and Combat Cybercrime, a vow to unify anti-cybercrime measures among ASEAN member states and organizations like the ASEANAPOL, EUROPOL, and INTERPOL MANILA, Philippines — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) adopted the ASEAN Declaration to Prevent and Combat Cybercrime on Monday, November 13, 2017 It is the group's first [...]

Is Facebook Responsible? / ¿Es Facebook Responsable?

EDITORIAL - IS FACEBOOK RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU BEING SCAMMED? Most people don’t need to be told they’re addicted to technology and social media.   If reaching for your cell phone first thing in the morning doesn't tell you as much, multiple scientific studies and books will. Now the people responsible for this modern-day addiction have admitted that was their plan all along.   In recent days we have seen multiple articles on this, but have [...]

When You Are In Crisis And Need Help!

When You Are In Crisis And Need Help! If you are a scam victim in the United States (USA, Puerto Rico, US Territories) [For Mexico, Canada, and other countries go here:] Sometimes the trauma and pain is unbearable. Your thoughts turn to a darker place, and you feel like nothing and no one can help you. You have lost so much, and the future is just a black hole. You are not alone. RSN & [...]


RSN COMMENTARY ABOUT LEARNING AND RECOVERY What Are You Doing? If you never visit our actual Facebook page, and just rely on posts coming through your Facebook news feed, you are missing 90% of our information and wasting your time. Same is true of our websites. You put in the work with your scammer. Just imagine how many hours you spent letting the scammer scam you. Hundreds of hours at the very least, wouldn't you [...]

Wow What A Month!

We want to let you know what has been happening with us! Over the last month we have had THREE hurricanes impact us! When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston Texas, our team took on of our boats to help rescue people there. Our team spent almost 10 days in Texas to help, Within days of returning to Florida, we had Hurricane Irma hit us. Our offices completely shut down, and our team evacuated (except for our [...]

Don’t Make A Disaster Worse!

Don't Make A Disaster Worse! - Help Us Spread The Word About Disaster Scams! The scammers will be working OVERTIME on this disaster immediately. Don't let your good deeds turn into another disaster by falling for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Scams Avoiding Scams & Frauds The FBI asks that individuals beware of e-mails claiming to seek donations for major disaster relief efforts. The FBI will be checking for fraudulent websites and e-mails and will thoroughly investigate [...]

ANTI-SCAM ALERT: 140 Million Scammers On Facebook

ANTI-SCAM ALERT: 140 Million Scammers On Facebook The Number Of Facebook Fakes Are Growing According To Recent Analysis By SCARS: There are now approximately 140,000,000 Fake Accounts On Facebook. That is 140 Million Fake, Scam, and Undesirable Accounts / Profiles Out of 2.01 Billion Facebook Accounts This is based upon an analysis of Facebook's published 2017 1st Quarter 10Q Filing to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. On Page 50 of their document they state [...]

Who Did What About Scammers?

Who Did What About Scammers? This is not about politics or who people voted for or who they hate just because they can. This is about change, the type of change that is producing real results. The world is on fire and if people can't recognize that, then they are part of the problem. However, some of us are ignoring the haters and getting the job done. They can join us or hate us, we [...]

Editorial: The Online Dating Industry

Editorial: The Online Dating Industry It is a sad truth that the dating industry continues to turn a blind eye to many of the solutions that could prevent their websites from being polluted with scammers. Image recognition that could recognize previously use faces is but one that would not be hard to implement. Pattern recognition, grammar testing, IP address filtering, repeated use of phone numbers and email addresses, are all things that could be screened [...]

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