Anti-Scam Groups

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SCARS|RSN™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 – Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 - Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good Online Fraud Has Been With Us Since The Late 1980s And So Have Groups Claiming To Help Victims And Expose Scammers From the days of Compuserve, AOL, and Prodigy there are have been people that have tried to help others understand about scams - we started just that way 28 years ago on the old America Online and on the TigerDIrect.com website - [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insights: Beware Of Scam Victim Saviors

SCARS|RSN™ Insights: Beware Of 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 [...]

RSN™ Insight: Amateur Anti-Scam Group Distributing Fake News

RSN™ Insight: Amateur Anti-Scam Group Distributing Fake News For Those That Follow Us And Have For Some Time, You Know We Are Highly Critical About Other Amateur Anti-Scam Groups! Many complain and ask us why we are hard on other groups? Why indeed? They argue that they are all contributing to the greater good, right? The same could be said for amateur dentists or surgeons too, right? No, wrong. The wrong information to the wrong person [...]

WARNING: Anti-Scam “Counseling”

WARNING: Anti-Scam “Counseling” What About Counseling? We are beginning to see more anti-scam groups claim they offer "Counseling" services of one type or another. You should be aware that all "counseling" is regulated and licensed in North America and Europe, and many other countries as well. Groups that have used that word, regardless of their intention are offering an unlicensed service and are breaking the law, and subject to criminal investigation and prosecution. BUT WHAT [...]

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 [...]

Editorial: What Are We To Do About Scams?

Editorial: What Are We To Do? For over 26 years the scammers were gaining ground. In fact, scams went up by at least 50% each and every year - in some years it doubled. Let's Be Very Clear We Are In A War Against Online Scams! Online scammers are able to operate with impunity throughout Africa, and in many other countries, without fear or prosecution.  This War Against Online Scams leaves a million casualties a [...]

RSN EDITORIAL – ANTI-SCAM PAGES

RSN EDITORIAL: GUIDANCE FOR VICTIMS LOOKING AT ANTI-SCAM PAGES What value is there in anti-scam groups (individual people), and organizations (actual companies such as RSN & SCARS)? The real truth of all anti-scam organizations that is rarely told by most anti-scammers (though we do our best to share the reality constantly) is that MOST are very poorly run, and do substantial harm to many. THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF ANTI-SCAMMERS First Sin: MOST anti-scam groups DO [...]

The Purpose Of An Anti-Scam Group

ROMANCE SCAMS NOW EDITORIAL What is the purpose of an Anti-Scam Group? In order to effectively combat online fraud, it takes more that hostility and hate. It requires change. The vast number of anti-scam groups post scammer photos exhaustively. Unfortunately, the posting of scammer photos has little real value in avoiding scams, and does nothing to prevent the unsuspecting from being scammed. This has been done for more than a decade, and year after year [...]

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