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Romance Scams Now™ – SCARS|RSN™ – News & Information About Scams & Scammers
Romance Scams Now™ – SCARS|RSN™ – News & Information About Scams & Scammers173 min read2019-05-16T00:17:16-04:00

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SCARS Special Announcement: Evanthia Magni & General Anthony Cucolo (Retired)

SCARS SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams [SCARS] Proudly Announces The Marriage Of Evanthia Magni & General Anthony Cucolo (Retired) On May 24, 2019, in Austin Texas USA Both Evanthia & Tony are Board Members of SCARS and we could not be happier for them. We sincerely wish them both every happiness! Dr. Tim McGuinness, Chairman, Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams [SCARS] Miami Florida USA  

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Reporting To The Local Police

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Reporting To The Local Police Every Single Day, Victims Speak About Their Experience Reporting To Their Local Police! IMPORTANT: Not every country is the same! This article mostly applies for victims in stable, rule of law countries. This includes the United States, Canada, UK & Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and some others. Not all countries have professional police, so you will have to decide if it is worth the potential problems to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer's From Reuter's Health Older adults who are victims of financial scams may be more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than elderly people who don’t get tricked by scammers, a small U.S. study suggests. For the study, researchers gave scam awareness questionnaires to 935 older people who didn’t have dementia. Five questions assessed how open people were to sales [...]

SCARS|RSN™ ANNOUNCEMENT: New Corporate Affiliate

SCARS|RSN™ ANNOUNCEMENT: New Corporate Affiliate We would like to thank 1and1 IONOS™ for becoming a Corporate Sponsor and Affiliate of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.™ [SCARS]™ 1and1 IONOS is the world's largest web hosting company and it is the home of all SCARS' websites out of their Pennsylvania U.S.A. hosting farm. 1&1 IONOS was founded in 1988 and is a web hosting company owned by United Internet, a German Internet company. Its [...]

The New Order On The Internet & Product Safety – SCARS|RSN™ Safety

SCARS|RSN™ Safety: The New Order On The Internet & Product Safety We Have To Change Our Attitudes And Behaviors In The Beginning In the days of AmericaOnline, Compuserve, Prodigy, and even the early days of the web in the 90s, it was all about exploring the amazing world online. You would reach out to complete strangers and develop incredible connections, making friends in the farthest corners of the globe. But Those Days Are [...]

Urgent Financial Assistance For Scam Victims – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery: Urgent Financial Assistance For Scam Victims IF YOU ARE A SCAM VICTIM LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES THERE ARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE The following is speaking more about people in financial need than for victims, but victims may also be in financial need and these are programs available to you as well. If you do not live in the United States you will have to research the programs provided by your government. [...]

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RSN™ Guide: What Can You Expect After A Scam

RSN™ Guide: What Can You Expect After A Scam

Immediately After A Scam, You Will Have Questions

Here is our After-Scam Reality Check! It is blunt but to the point – you need proper expectations to move forward with your recovery.

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Based upon our 27 Years of Experience this is what you should expect: You Have Been Scammed And You Can’t Undo It. You Must Report The Crime To Your Local Police Even Though They Can’t Arrest The Scammer – But The Report Still Matters. You Will Not Be Able To Recover Your Money That You Sent To The Scammer.

RSN™ Guide: After The Scam Comes Disaster

RSN™ Guide: After The Scam Comes Disaster

This Guide Will Help You Understand The Hard Times That Come After A Scam

You all know what you felt after you discovered your scam. Heartache, despair, rage and anger, depression. The whole range of traumatic emotions that follow something like this.

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Some victims give away huge sums of money, from thousands to over a million. We know that scams are both an emotional dependency that results in grief after it ends, as well as an addiction that results in withdrawal after it is over. There have been massive amounts written about the impact on people’s lives when they experience these things.

RSN™ Guide: What Does Recovery Mean For A Victim?

What Does Recovery Mean For A Scam Victim

RSN™ Guide: What Does Recovery Mean For A Scam Victim?

Learn what the road ahead will be like for a romance scam victim. Learn about the stages of recovery and what these will mean to you personally.

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Scams are complex in that they involve psychological traumatization, addiction, and financial difficulty. We will help you understand and transition from Victim to Survivor to help you understand each stage of recovery. Being a Survivor does not mean that you have recovered, but that you have taken control of your recovery and are actively working on it towards a positive goal.

The-Key-Psychological-Processes

Getting Captured In A Scam

RSN™ Special Report: Talking To And Trusting Strangers, And The Captive Flow

Your Brain & The Amygdala Hijack!

The Amygdala Hijack

Gaslighting – Destroying Reality

RSN™ Guide: Gaslighting - Destroying Your Sense Of Reality

You Can Still Be Scammed!

RSN™ Insight: You Can Still Be Scammed!

Psychology Of Scams: Trauma Bonding

Psychology Of Scams: Trauma Bonding

Steps To Breaking Free & Recovering

10 Steps To Breaking Free & Recovering

Understanding the Victim Complex

Understanding the Victim Complex

A Scam Victim Or A Scam Survivor?

What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor?
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Protecting Against Money Mule Schemes

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If Your Photos Are Used By Scammers

What To Do If Your Photos Are Being Used By Scammers

What Is The FBI’s IC3.gov?

What Does The FBI’s IC3.gov Actually Do?

Get Help Directly From The FBI

Get Help Directly From The FBI's Victim Services Division

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RSN™ About Military Scammers
RSN™ Guide: U.S. Army Scammers / Fake Soldier Romance Scams

RSN™ Guide: U.S. Army Scammers / Fake Soldier Romance Scams

Online Romance Scam Information About Stolen Soldier Identities

Impersonation & Identity Theft Of United States Army Soldiers – If You Suspect Someone Then They ARE A Scammer

You may have a suspicion about someone you have met online. You may not know it yet but your instincts picked up on something out of place (below we explain the Red Flags in more detail). Go with your gut – if it feels wrong it is!

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IF ANY SOLDIER DEPLOYED OVERSEAS ASKS YOU FOR MONEY THEY ARE 100% A SCAMMER!

With over ONE BILLION (more than 1,000,000,000) fake identities online there are plenty of scammers to go around. 1 Billion is AFTER the social media companies delete nearly 1 billion a year! That is how big this all is! And there are nearly a million new victims a year. You are far from being alone in this.

The Odds Are Nearly 100% That The Soldier Who Contacted You Out Of The Blue Is A Scammer!

RSN™ Guide To Military Ranks

RSN™ Guide: To Recognizing Real United States Military & Soldiers

RSN™ Guide: United States Military & Social Media

So much of the information spread around about scammers and fake military is nothing but urban legend. False information, misinterpretation, or rumors spread like lice in a preschool. This article will help to clear up many of these preconceptions that are nothing but urban legends and replace them with fact.

Yes, the United States has military personnel in EVERY country on Earth (except a handful). Most of these are assigned to United States Embassies, however there are active military missions in over 100 countries – mostly fighting terrorists around the globe. Not since World War 2 has there been deployment of United States and NATO forces in more counties.

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RSN™ Guide: How To Spot Fake United States Military ID Cards

RSN™ Guide: How To Spot Fake United States Military ID Cards

Right Up Front – If Someone Sends You A Photo Of Their ID Card They ARE A Scammer!

That is because it is illegal for United States Military personnel to copy their ID cards. It is that simple!

However, so many people want to understand how to make sure they are fakes that we have created the following.

United States Military ID Cards Are Called “CAC” – Common Access Cards.  The CAC, a “smart” card about the size of a credit card, is the standard identification for active duty uniformed Service personnel, Selected Reserve, U.S. Department of Defence [DoD] civilian employees, and eligible contractor personnel.  It is also the principal card used to enable physical access to buildings and controlled spaces, and it provides access to DoD computer network and systems.

Find the information you need to know if someone is real or fake here.

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RSN™ For Friends & Family Of Scam Victims

A Guide for Friends and Family of Romance Scam Survivors

A Guide for Friends and Family of Romance Scam Survivors

This Guide is intended for Family and Friends of someone that was involved in a Romance Scam

This is presented in the hope that it will help scam victims to explain what happened to them. We hope that by reading this you can understand that the victim was not at fault but was professionally manipulated beyond their will and control.

A Romance Scam Is An Unusual Crime. It Starts With Just Saying Hello.

The internet was conceived as a place for all of us to come together, connect with new people, people from all over the world. We could learn about each other’s cultures, lives, and histories, and make the world a smaller happier place. Or so went the theory.

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RSN™ Guide: To Family & Friends Scam Victim Interventions

RSN FAMILY INTERVENTION GUIDE

The RSN Family’s Guide To Intervening With A Victim In Denial

One of the great tragedies is having a friend or family member trapped in a romance scam who will not believe what others see. They are trapped so deeply in the scam that they refuse to see the truth. This guide will help you with the options available to you, and ways to try to convince the victim of the truth that is so obvious to you and their family or friends.

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Our position is that we need to get the attention of the West African governments before much will change. In order to do that we have to create a threat to their financial wellbeing – that means that we ask for your help to boycott all African products or products that include African ingredients.  This is no different than “Conflict Free” products that is already the norm for products from Africa. We need your help to avoid African products and avoid tourism to Africa! When we have their attention then we can work together to solve the problems of West African Scamming!

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SCARS|RSN Cybersecurity Information and Training

Scams And Your Small Business

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Scams And Your Small Business
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SCARS/ESET Cybersecurity Awareness Training - A Must For All Victims Of A Scam
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RSN™ Guides To Scams & Scammers™

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confronting Scammers & The Guilt or Flip Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confronting Scammers & The Guilt or Flip Scam What Happens When You Confront Your Scammer? They Lie Of Course! We See And Hear This Literally Every Day A victim discovers the scam and confronts the scammer. We tell them not to, but few listen - it's full steam ahead until they slow down and learn. Not Thinking Clearly Let Us First Say, We Are Not Attempting To Call Victims Stupid We are [...]

White Knight Syndrome – Rescuing Damsels In Distress And Getting Scammed – A SCARS|RSN Guide

White Knight Syndrome - Rescuing Damsels In Distress And Getting Scammed - A SCARS|RSN Guide Many Men Feal An Immediate Compulsion To Rescue Women In Need This quickly opens the door for fake female romance scams. What Is White Knight Syndrome? The "White Knight Syndrome" is also called "The Hero Syndrome."  Not to be confused with Savior Syndrome » White Knight Syndrome is a term used to describe someone who feels compelled to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: How To Interrogate Someone You Suspect Of Being A Scammer

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: How To Interrogate Someone You Suspect Of Being A Scammer Once You Begin To Suspect You Are Being Scammed Do Not Confront The Scammer That You Suspect Confronting the scammer is pointless - in fact, it can harm you. Instead, take some time and confirm it properly through the same interrogation techniques used by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation First, do not confront the scammer. Let them continue to believe [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Hacked Email

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Hacked Email If You Are A Scam Victim You May Have Shared Your Logins With Your Scammer Or Given Them The Clues To Crack Your Accounts! All of a sudden you get a flood of messages from friends and family. They’re getting emails from you with seemingly random links, or messages with urgent pleas to wire you money. It looks like your email or social media account might have been taken over. What do [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Quick Guide: Fakes On Facebook

SCARS|RSN™ Quick Guide: Fakes On Facebook SCARS|RSN™ Resources: Recognizing Fake IDs FAKE MILITARY ID CARDS Right Up Front – If Someone Sends You A Photo Of Their Military ID Card They ARE A Scammer! That is because it is illegal for United States Military personnel to copy their ID cards. It is that simple! However, so many people want to understand how to make sure they are fakes that we have [...]

RSN™ Recovery From Romance Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Victim Response To Fear Is Anger!

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Victim Response To Fear Is Anger! After A Scam Many Victims Are In Panic And Experience Fear & Anger Victims Experience Real Trauma After The Scam Is Discovered And Then Fear Sets in The panic can come from several directions: Fear caused by the realization that is was all lies Fear caused by the awareness of the risk of exposure - because of information shared with the scammer Fear [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Victim Recovery Book Club: Recommended Book – The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others

SCARS|RSN™ Victim Recovery Book Club: Recommended Book - The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others By Mary C. Lamia  (Author), Marilyn J. Krieger  (Author) Rescuing Others, Losing Yourself Excerpt: Are you a white knight? Are you attracted to needy, damaged, or helpless people? Do you feel like your love can heal your partner? Are you overly involved in your partner's problems? Are you hungry for constant reassurance in relationships? Do you make [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Support: Open Letter To A Victim In Pain

SCARS|RSN™ Support: Open Letter To A Victim In Pain We had a victim come to us in a rage over wanting to find her scammer. It appears she is not listening. We hope this information makes its way to her! Here Is Her Last Message To Us: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - " My [...]

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SCARS|RSN™ Special Reports & Insights

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer's From Reuter's Health Older adults who are victims of financial scams may be more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than elderly people who don’t get tricked by scammers, a small U.S. study suggests. For the study, researchers gave scam awareness questionnaires to 935 older people who didn’t have dementia. Five questions assessed how open people were to sales [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Indian IRS Scams – How They Work?

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Indian IRS Scams - How They Work? An Individual Indian Scammer Explains How The Fake IRS Call Center Scams Work Jayesh, a 19-year-old from Mumbai, India, explains how he worked in a fraudulent telephone boiler room pretending to be an IRS agent collecting taxes as he called people all over America. The video is followed by examples of fake IRS threats and Jayesh's explanation of how they worked. PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Anti-Scam Quackery & The Need For Professionalism

A Special Report from SCARS™ - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. Every Scam Victim Needs To Read This Anti-Scam Quackery & The Need For Professionalism Quackery, Often Synonymous With Many Different Types Of Fraud, Is The Promotion Of Fraudulent Or Ignorant Practices A "Quack" is a "fraudulent or ignorant pretender to professional skill" or "a person who pretends, professionally or publicly, to have skill, knowledge, qualification or credentials they do not [...]

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You are a great organization, who work very hard to support the victims of scams, to help create laws that sanction those acts. You have an international organization and good people who have the vocation or willingness to help. You have excellent material for learning, articles for information directed to the topic of the scam. Sometimes you are very hard, but I understand that you have to keep the established Rules of Conduct. Thanks to […]

Adriana P.

Greetings! I’ve been following your website for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic job!

Keon H.

Thank You SCARS for Helping me and other victims.

S. Mean

I thank you for everything you do for us, wish you health and all the best in 2019

Heidy M.

Thanks for all your hard work bringing awareness to this MASSIVE issue! No sugar coating required!!

Patricia

Thank you so very much for the amazing job telling and the education of scams and what all you do. Thank you again

Cindy N.

I talked to a scammer once. He sent 4 pictures of 3 different men. On day 3, he already loved me. His phone number didn’t quite match the city he was in. We talked once. He had a very strong accent, and the phone line had a lot of static. He had a business trip where he had a meeting with clients — even though it was a holiday. Then he flew to Nigeria where […]

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SCARS™ at the Consumer Electronics Show - CES in Las Vegas Nevada January 8 - 12 2019 We will be exhibiting at CES in January - come by an say hello at booth 317 Westgate Building - January 8 through the 11th courtesy of Global Commerce Partners (our sponsors). We will be meeting with executives [...]

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