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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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: 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.
Find the information you need to know if someone is real or fake here.
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.
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.
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.
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 Victim Testimonials
RSN. I enjoy everything about this group. It was what saved me 2yrs ago I will be always grateful an respect, ever grateful for you for all your hard work that you provide for everyone. Mary Jo
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The RSN team covers not only an enormous amount of information but offers invaluable education regarding online scammers. One way Information is delivered daily in concise articles that are clear, logical and effective. The integrity of this organization is superior to other scam groups. Their teams put a lot of thought and expertise into not only the information shared but into their prompt responses to report, block and delete these manipulators. I appreciate their directness, […]
“Several years ago I met a woman online, I thought she was the one, everything seemed really good, but it didn’t take long for her (probably him) to ask for money, I sent money and I did that for a long time, I believed that I was inlove and everything was going to work out, well that turned out to be the biggest mistake of my life, I found RSN on facebook, they helped me, […]
How RSN Team and SCARS became part of my Recovery. It was summer 2016 when I met my scammer in facebook, (Kyle P. Butler) using the profile picture of Mr. Ryan Pitts. He is U.S. military and currently deployed in Nigeria for a mission. Single with one daughter (i forgot the name thou— (a sign that I already coped from the scam. 😊). He is a commanding officer and also a medical doctor. (This is how he […]
When I read what happened to others I got off relatively cheap with only losing $20,000 but it is the emotional toll it took that I am still struggling with. I have said lonely leads to stupid. I fell so deeply in love with Becca Kom , and to find out that I was looking at photographs of Dani Daniels was devastating to me. The money means nothing, but the emotional toll is still painful […]
Thanks for all your hard work bringing awareness to this MASSIVE issue! No sugar coating required!!
“Helping Victims Of Online Crime
Is The Core Of What We Do!”
Dr. Tim McGuinness, Founder of RSN & SCARS
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 [...]