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Information & Advocacy Campaigns by the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams [SCARS]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Facebook 1 Billion Fake Profiles [Infographic]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Facebook 1 Billion Fake Profiles [Infographic] Think About This? There Are About 2+ Billion Profiles On Facebook! THAT IS A LOT OF PEOPLE - MORE THAN CHINA & THE U.S. COMBINED! Now think about 1 billion fake facebook profiles? That's 50% of Facebook profiles! This Concerns Us! What about other social media and online platforms? Facebook themselves admits to deleting over a billion fake profiles a year! And allows between 8% or more [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery:  Do You Believe In Prophecies?

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery:  Do You Believe In Prophecies? For most scam victims, from the moment when the scam ends is uncharted territory. We have turned to our own Oracles to lay down our prophecies for Scam Victims just like you! The Past Prophecies: You could not have prevented it - you were powerless under the manipulation of the scammer You were conditioned to perform as the scammer wanted You may have suspected it was a scam but [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Advocacy: What The FTC Facebook Settlement Means For Consumers

SCARS|RSN™ Advocacy: What The FTC Facebook Settlement Means For Consumers The Next Time Users Visit Facebook, Things Might Not Look Different, But Big Changes Are Brewing Behind The Scenes The FTC’s record-breaking $5 billion settlement requires Facebook to conduct a massive overhaul of its consumer privacy practices. The settlement also makes major changes to Facebook’s operations and CEO Mark Zuckerberg no longer has sole control over privacy. First, some background. Facebook is a [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Why Internet Fraud Thrives – A Nigerian Perspective

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Why Internet Fraud Thrives - A Nigerian Perspective Click On The Title In The Content Box Below To View The Full Story   PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES WITH YOUR CONTACTS HELP OTHERS STAY SAFE ONLINE   SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   WOULD YOU HELP US HELP SCAM VICTIMS?   TAGS: Scam News, News About Scams, News About Scammers, Global Scamming News, Scams, Scammers, Scam News, SCARS, Nigeria, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Advocacy: Local Law Enforcement Everywhere Needs Cybercrime Specialists On Staff – Help Stop Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Advocacy: Local Law Enforcement Everywhere Needs Cybercrime Specialists On Staff - Help Stop Scams LOCAL CYBERCRIME LAW ENFORCEMENT NEEDS TO MODERNIZE SOLUTIONS DO NOT ALWAYS NEED TO BE COMPLICATED CLICK HERE TO SIGN OUR PETITION » In today's exploding cybercrime world almost no local police agencies have any real experience, knowledge, or professional staff dedicated to cybercrime law enforcement or to help the victims of cybercrime (scams) understand the real situation or what law [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confirming Recorded Videos In Skype & Video Chats

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confirming Recorded Videos In Skype & Video Chats Almost Every Day Victims Claim They Had Real Video Chats With Impersonated Soldiers, Engineers, Diplomats, and Adult Video Stars They were completely convinced that the video was real, even though it is impossible. The reality is that these were recorded videos stolen and then played back during the chat! BUT HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? Let Start With What Is Known FACT #1: Scammers steal photos [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Complaints about Government Imposter Scams Reach Record High, According to New FTC Data [Infographic]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Complaints about Government Imposter Scams Reach Record High, According to New FTC Data [Infographic] Federal Trade Commission Reminder The Federal Trade Commission is reminding consumers that scammers are increasingly trying to make a buck by falsely claiming to be Uncle Sam. Monthly complaints to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network about scammers pretending to be from the government reached the highest levels on record this spring. Since 2014, consumers have filed nearly 1.3 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Key Player in Jamaican Lottery Scam Sentenced to 4 Years

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Key Player in Jamaican Lottery Scam Sentenced to 4 Years A Federal Judge In North Dakota Has Sentenced A Rhode Island Woman To Four Years In Prison For Funneling Lottery Scam Money Between The U.S. And Jamaica. Melinda Bulgin According To The Story From U.S.News & World Report: A federal judge in North Dakota on Wednesday sentenced a Rhode Island woman to four years in prison for funneling lottery scam money between the [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Facebook Fined $5 Billion Dollars By U.S. Federal Trade Commission

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Facebook Fined $5 Billion Dollars By U.S. Federal Trade Commission BREAKING NEWS UNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION FINES FACEBOOK US$5,000,000,000.00 [5 BILLION DOLLARS] Democrat Party Members on the Commission Voted Against Fining Facebook for misconduct and violation of their user's privacy and other abuses. The matter was passed by Republican members of the commission. Final Terms and use of the funds will be announced soon. We will post more news [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Phishing Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Phishing Scam Phishing Scams Are Everywhere! From Email To Text Messages! Every Day Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims Fall For These Carefully Crafted Bogus Scams! You Probably Have One In Your Email Inbox Right This Second! Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Nigerian Advance Fee [419] Fraud / Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Nigerian Advance Fee [419] Fraud / Scam The Famous Nigerian Prince Email Scams Remain Alive & Well! Even Today, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims Fall For These Patently Ridiculous Scam Schemes! You Probably Have One In Your Email Inbox Right This Second! Advance Fee Fraud scams come in many forms from the Nigerian Prince who has $17 gazillion dollars in a trunk, to an Afghan Princess with a box of [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Lotto Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Lotto Scam Lotos Scams Are Extremely Common, You Probably Have One In Your Email Inbox Right This Second! Lottery and Sweepstakes scams come in many forms from Apple and Microsoft Lotteries to BMW, and almost every major corporation that you can think of. However, they almost all have things in common that you can use to identify Lotto scams for yourself or for family and friends. HERE IS A TYPICAL [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Surviving Sextortion / Sexual Photo Blackmail

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Surviving Sextortion / Sexual Photo Blackmail Sextortion Uses Explicit Photos Taken From The Victim - Either Provided Willingly Or By Other Means (Such As Hacking) To Use Them Against The Victim What is Sextortion? Click Here to see an official FBI Video introduction » SEXTORTION COMES IN TWO FLAVORS: COERCION OR MONETARY BLACKMAIL Sextortion As Coercion Sextortion can be a form of sexual exploitation that employs non-physical forms of coercion to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Advance Fee Fraud / 419 Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Advance Fee Fraud / 419 Scams What Is An Advance Fee Fraud An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of online scams or cybercrimes. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Are We Not All Tired Of The Outrage!?

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Are We Not All Tired Of The Outrage!? What Is Wrong With People Sometimes?   Don't We Have Enough Rage And Hate In The World? When you are interacting with Scam Victims, the answer is always no. Because rage knows no limits When someone goes through the trauma of being a romance scam victim, after the shock and initial denial comes the anger. Anger at themselves, the scammer, the government, the [...]

Ann Angel: Have You Seen Her? Another Stolen Face / Stolen Identity

SCARS|RSN™ Stolen Identity: Ann Angel Have You Seen Ann Angel? Porn Actress & Adult Model & Impersonation Victim Frequently Used By Scammers To Fool Men! You Have Probably Seen Her Photos Before! The real Ann Angel is an Adult Video Star & Webcam Girl Ann Angel Is Another Scammer's Choice Award Winner Of course, you don't really know Ann Angel, since these are stolen photos used by African Romance Scammers, but she is [...]