How To #ActAgainstScams – SCARS™ Campaign

SCARS™ Campaign: How To #ActAgainstScams Today The Internet Is Overrun With Scammers! Scammers of every possible nationality, scamming with every imaginable type of fraud! They have spread from Africa and Russia to the four corners of the globe. Just two years ago hardly anything was being done to stop them. Scams were allowed to spread almost unchecked with only token arrests being made. However, today is a different story. Over 21,000 scammers were arrested in 2018 [...]

War With Facebook – SCARS|RSN™ Commentary

War With Facebook - A SCARS|RSN™ Commentary One of the Great Challenges of helping the public become aware of the true dangers online is the desire of the Social Media Companies to sweep it all under the rug. Facebook is the perfect example of their "Big Brother" desire to dominate every word published on their platform, while at the same time trying to "appear" benevolent. The result is a constant tension between real advocates, such [...]

U.S. Government Shutdown Update January 5, 2018

U.S. Government Shutdown Update January 5, 2018 As a result of Congress' unwillingness to fund our national security (including cybersecurity), we received this from the United States Department of Homeland Security: STC Partners, Please note, that due to the current federal budgetary lapse and funding hiatus, certain STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign engagements, including our Partner Call, are being deferred and/or canceled. As such, in fairness to both our private and public-sector partners, the next STC [...]

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: 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™ 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: 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 Open Letter: To Western Union

SCARS Open Letter: To Western Union An Open Letter To Western Union Dear Western Union In a world filled with fraud and identity theft, you have to ask yourself what role you play in perpetuating and facilitating these crimes? We understand that you are the World's Money Sender - the largest by far, and you fill a vital role in helping private individuals in sending urgent money to friends and family.  Frankly, we are very [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Memorial: A Victim’s Story – Boyati Miskun

SCARS|RSN™ Memorial: A Victim's Story - Boyati Miskun Remembering The Tragic Story Of Boyati Miskun Rest In Peace Boyati Boyati was a domestic worker from Indonesia living and working for a family in Hong Kong. Alone and vulnerable in an alien land she turned to the Internet for her connection with home and family. In 2011, Boyati met "David Mark" online, a man who claimed to be a U.S. Amy veteran living in Ghana. Nearly [...]

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™ 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 !!!!! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

RSN™ Editorial: Civil Rights

RSN™ Editorial: Civil Rights - Term Abuse Many Victims And Their Friends Or Family Tell Us That Scammers Violated Their Civil Rights - Did They? They Also Tell Us They Hate The Current American Administration, And Specifically U.S. President Donald Trump Because Of "Civil Rights!" What Does That Even Mean? As a political activist and nongovernmental advocacy organization we deal with the United States government frequently, we were in a two-hour call with the Department [...]

RSN™ Guide: Sharing Your Scam Story

RSN™ Guide: Sharing Your Scam Story BE CAREFUL! Recently a series of incidents occurred where victims have come forward to speak with the press and others and it resulted in serious consequences for the victim. We are not going to disclose the details or the identities of the victims involved. However, the consequences of "coming out" can be life-changing and it is not something to consider lightly. FIRST: We Recommend Sharing Your Story Sharing your story [...]

RSN Editorial:  What Is The Answer To Scamming?

Editorial:  What Is The Answer To Scamming? The first thing we all need to understand is that there are practical limits to what can be done right now. The answer to scammers is not arresting them, any more than the answer to immigration is not deporting them all. Some yes, but not all. The Answer Is A Process Of Change Anti-Scam Groups do some good. (at least the good ones do). They educate, they inform, they [...]

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