About RomanceScamsNow™

/About RomanceScamsNow™
About RomanceScamsNow™2017-12-30T21:54:56+00:00

Welcome to RomanceScamsNow™

The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams

RSN Is Now The Official Scam Avoidance Education And Scam Victim’s Assistance & Support Division Of The Society Of Citizens Against Romance Scams.
Is Independently Supported By Private Grants

Welcome To The World Of Romance Scams.

Romance Scams Are Corrupting Almost All Dating Websites Today. In Fact, On Some Dating And Romance Websites Almost 90% Of All Profiles Are Now Scammers From African Or From Behind The Former Iron Curtain. Scammers Are Usually Easy To Spot, But Some Are Adapting To Our Own Posts, So Always Watch For The Tell-Tale Clues, And When In Doubt Don’t Respond – If She Or He Looks Too Good To Be True, They Probably Are! Good Luck And Happy Hunting!

Please Note: we watermark the photos on our website stolen by scammers so that they cannot be used by other scammers – we also make a point of noting that these are not the images of the scammers themselves, but are the victims they stole the photos from. I you are the person pictured in any of the photos, you are welcome to contact us, but we think it is important that we continue to display the photos so other victims will know it is not you, and so they can recognize the photos and know they are being scammed.

The opinions expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the publisher of this website, and are protected speech under the laws of the United States of America. If any fraudsters or scammers are offended by our statements, Good On Us, we win! This website is not intended for use by minors and does contain adult situations, articles about criminal conduct, and photography that may be too frank in nature. Parental discretion is suggested.

The Romance Scams Now Team

Our Team Has Changed Over The Years.
We Leave This In Place Out Of Respect For Those Not With Us Anymore!

RSN Team:

Over The Years We Have Enjoyed The Hard Work Of Many Talented Staff Members

RSN Is Now Managed By:
Tom Borman
RSN Managing Director

Cynthia Reyes
SCARS Compliance Officer

We would like to thank all of our past and present staff, and the volunteers that have helped in an unbelievable number of ways!

Those that are no longer with us, we miss you!

Thank You All!

A Scam Avoidance Educational & Scam Victims Assistance & Support Division Of SCARS Since 2017

Previously Was An independent Member Organization Since 2015

Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams Member Organization
SCARS Anti-Scam Data Reporting Network Connected Website

More About Romance Scams Now


Romance Scams Now™ is a Member Of The Following Groups or Organizations:

  • U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Stop | Think | Connect Program Partner
  • U.S. Dept. Of Justice Office of Victims of Crime Registered Victims’ Assistance Organization
  • Ethics in Scam Reporting [founded in 2016] Member
  • Content Compliance Council [founded in 2005] Founding Member
  • Anti-Scam Alliance [founded in 2013] Founding Member
  • Committee for Data Standards in Scam Reporting [founded 2016] Member

RSN is also one of the original two developers of the SCARS Anti-Scam Data Reporting Network. Our website serves as one of the SCARS Entry-Points, as well as an End-Point in their Network. Our parent company [SCARS] also owns one of the three Clearinghouses in the Network.

Private Grants & Services Donated By:

  • AdPort Creative™
  • Lima Consulting™
  • Dan Brown Designs™
  • Safety Harbour Creative™
  • Global Verification Authority™ (a unit of PerfectReputations®)
  • AdvertisingExperience® (a unit of PerfectReputations®)
  • DroneCyclone®
  • BNI
  • ePayables Solutions
  • Others

Site Verifications:

  • Alexa®
  • Better Business Bureau® (parent company) has an A+ rating
  • Global Verification Authority™
  • Good Business Commission™
  • McAfee®
  • TrustSite®


RSN Owned By:

We are owned and published by the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams Inc. [SCARS]  Previously owned and published by PerfectReputations® as an independent unit. PerfectReputations® is a part of the WebFossil® Group of Companies. Originally published by McGuinnessPublishing™. All RSN Team members are employees or subcontractors of SCARS. Our domain name is listed as currently registered by DroneCyclone® which is WebFossil® Group company (a sister company of PerfectReputations®) which donates services and hosting for RSN & SCARS.

RSN Funding:

Romance Scams Now™ is funded by two methods: 1) grant funding per month which covers about 90% of the IT, website, and team costs through the end of 2017. Additionally, we obtain a very small amount of revenue from ads (these are primarily for SEO value), but provide about 5% to 10% of our costs. In addition, we receive donated time and services from other groups and organizations, and external companies. RSN, nor its parent company do not derive ANY profit from the operation of RomanceScamsNow™. The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams is a Nonprofit Non-Governmental Organization [NGO].

Website History:

  • 1991 – Began as an AOL Group/Forum/Chat Room about Scams on AOL – converted to Romance Scams about 1993 – founded by Tim McGuinness, Ph.D. (PC Industry Pioneer – Research Engineer at original Atari Inc. and co-founder of TigerDirect)
  • 1995 – Added anti-scam information under Webmasters page on TigerDirect.com (CEO was co-founder, officer, and webmaster for TigerDirect)
  • 1996 – Began reporting scammers to U.S. Federal Agencies
  • 1997 – Began tracking ICQ scammers
  • 1998 – Spun out to separate website under McGuinnessOnline.com [now defunct]
  • 1998 – Began reporting to European Police Agencies
  • 2005 – CEO Developed process for scam & nudity screening for MySpace – services available for Dating sites screening also but rejected by Dating Industry
  • 2005 – Launched Content Compliance Council – standards body for Social Media & Dating Website Industry
  • 2006 – Began large scale harvesting of scammers on dating websites
  • 2012 – Website massively attacked by African & Russian hackers and shut down during hacker war against our website because of exposure of scammers & frauds
  • 2013 – new website launched RomanceScamsNow.com
  • 2013 – Expanded Social Media pages / accounts begun
  • 2014 – Romance Scams Now named Expert Witness in $1.5 Billion Dollar lawsuit against Match.com (case was ultimately dropped)
  • 2014 – RSN has social media pages, groups, or profiles on: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, MySpace, Instagram, Pintrest, Google+, LinkedIn, Skype, DeviantArt, VK
  • 2014 – Works with parent company to create a Scam Data Clearinghouse “GOFCH” with idea of distributing data to dating websites and social media services.
  • 2015 – RSN passes 4,000,000 visitors (in 3 years) and highest trafficked U.S. anti-scam website
  • 2015 – Develops link between Romance Scams and Addiction
  • 2015 – Launches marketing program “Campaign Against Online Fraud” to educate consumers of risks
  • 2015 – Works with other NGOs to help launch SCARS – the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams
  • 2016 – RSN releases the only Scam Victim Recovery Program – it is offered free to all here
  • 2016 – RSN offers 10 separate scam related support groups on Facebook supporting hundreds of scam victims
  • 2016 – Lauches Boyati Miskun Foundation to help prevent scam victim suicides
  • 2016 – RSN added Minds.com to it’s social media coverage
  • 2016 – RSN is a founding member with 10 other Anti-scam Groups from 13 counties on the Ethics in Scam Reporting Project
  • 2016 – With other Scam Data Clearinghouses in Europe & Asia forms the Committee for Data Standards in Scam Reporting [CODS] to finalize the SCARS Anti-Scam Data Reporting Network and take live
  • 2016 – RSN becomes formal Member Organization of the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams along with dozens of other professional anti-scam groups, professionals, individuals, and members of the U.S. Government
  • 2016 – RSN transfers to SCARS the Boyati Miskun Foundation and the Campaign Against Online Fraud
  • 2017 – Acquired by the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] to be their official Scam Avoidance Educational and Scam Victims’ Assistance & Support Division.
  • 2017 – Closed Las Vegas Nevada office, shifting to Miami offices

Legal Stuff:

The contents of this website and extended social media pages is a scholarly work for non-profit educational purposes in the subjects of geography and social studies. Presented FREE to students, teachers & educators, and the public in the interest of developing awareness of the subject and in helping to preserve our common global heritage. Some content is original, some public domain, some provided by visitors, some content used under “Fair Use” provision of section 107 U.S. Copyright Law. Some content from third-parties. All third-party copyrights acknowledged. Sources credited where possible or known. If we have not correctly credited a source – please let us know. All original works are copyright by the published of this website and related social media pages – all right reserved worldwide.

Scammer Grammar™, Act Against Scams™, Say No To Scams™, Boyati Miskun Foundation™, SCARS™, Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams™, RSN™,  and Romance Scams Now™, in any form, are all trademarks of the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams™. PerfectReputations®, McGuinnessPublishing™, WebFossil®, and MentalWard® are registered trademarks of their respective holders.  This website and unique content is Copyright © 2009-2016 the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams™. All Rights Reserved Worldwide and WebWide. Images of private individuals are presented because they were believed to have been used in criminal activities, and we ARE NOT stating or implying that the persons depicted are involved in any way other than being victims themselves, unless otherwise indicated.

Stuff our lawyers say we have to say:  You use this website as is, and we make no warranties about its function, behavior, content, or accuracy.  You use this website at your own risk.  By using this website, you agree to hold harmless the publisher, their staff and principals, the design guys, the content peeps, the hosting company, and Bob the Water Delivery Guy.  In short, if you don’t like it or it doesn’t work the way you think it should, go away – we’ll miss you though! For more legal information please view our Privacy Policy and our Terms & Conditions. Your use of this website also means you agree to allow the use of Cookies.

Important Pages:

Contact The RSN Team

  • Email:   info@RomanceScamsNow.com
  • Address:  9737 NW 41st Street, Suite 530, Doral Florida 33178 USA
  • Phone: All RSN Calls: (305) 901-7226 No Victim Support By Phone

Unsolicited email, regular mail, or phone communications without authorization may be a violation of applicable law. Spam emails received will be considered scams and added to our Scammer Email Database.


  1. Carl Prill June 4, 2018 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    I want to retract my complaint I reported the wrong person and Dzefa Alku is the the person I was reporting so I want this scam report on this site removed please

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