SCARS|RSN™ Research

¿Dónde Los Estafadores Te Encuentran? – Información de SCARS|RSN™

Información de SCARS|RSN™ : ¿Dónde Los Estafadores Te Encuentran? ¿Creerías que son los grupos de Facebook? Si perteneces a cualquier tipo de grupo de COMPRA Y VENTA o OFERTAS en Facebook, ¡eres un objetivo automático para los estafadores! Los estafadores han descrito a las víctimas típicas como miembros de estos grupos. ¡Los encontrarás llenos de estafadores dirigidos a sus miembros como tú! Los estafadores saben que los grupos de COMPRA y VENTA son cotos de caza [...]

Where Do Scammers Find You? – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Where Do Scammers Find You? Would You Believe It Is Facebook Groups? If you belong to any type of a BUY & SELL or DEALS Group on Facebook you are an automatic target for scammers! Scammers have profiled typical victims to be members of these groups. You will find them full of scammers targeting their members just like YOU! Scammers know that the BUY & SELL groups are easy hunting grounds because their members have [...]

What You Can Expect After A Scam – SCARS|RSN™ Podcast By Dr. Tim McGuinness

 SCARS|RSN™ Podcast By Dr. Tim McGuinness: What You Can Expect After A Scam Immediately After A Scam, You Will Have Questions. We Will Try To Answer Them! Here is our After-Scam Reality Check Podcast! You can download this for playback later is you would like. 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 [...]

Deepfake – a SCARS|RSN™ Guide

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Deepfake The History & Definition Of Deepfake What Is Deepfake? Deepfake, a variation from "deep learning" and "fake", is an artificial intelligence-based human image synthesis technique. It is used to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique called a "generative adversarial network" (GAN). The combination of the existing and source videos results in a fake video that shows a person or persons performing an action at an event that never [...]

Online Romance Scams And Victimhood – SCARS|RSN™ Study

SCARS|RSN™ Study: Online Romance Scams And Victimhood A Major New Academic Study Into Romance Scams Has Just Been Published A Study By: Tom Sorell and Monica Whitty, published 21 January 2019 Note: This is a serious attempt to comprehend the complete romance scam experience and is not intended to deliver simple answers. Studies such as this do help develop scam countermeasures, as well as programs to help assist victims in their recovery. English is UK English Abstract Online romance [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scammer As A Consort

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scammer As A Consort Here Is A Head Scratcher Of A Dilemma Over the years we have seen everything, every type of scam, and every type of victim. However, there is one type of victim that has left us not knowing how best to help them. We know or know off women and men who are not exactly in denial, but they refuse to end their scams. They know or at least mostly [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Chasing Your Money – A Psychological Trap

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Chasing Your Money - A Psychological Trap Don’t Get Caught Chasing The Money - That Path Can Lead To Addiction A specific form of self-entrapment that some romance scam victims struggle with is the urge to chase their losses. This is a syndrome very common to gamblers too! Chasing losses simply mean trying to win back the money you’ve already lost by gambling more. In the case of romance scam victims, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: What Do Scam Victims Believe – Part One

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: What Do Scam Victims Believe - Part One Want To Know What Other Scam Victims Think, Feel, or Believe? The following are the results of surveys and analysis conducted by SCARS|RSN on their social media pages on Facebook and elsewhere, then summarized and analyzed by the SCARS|ANALYTICS division of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. Data presented is as of December 24, 2018 [...]

SCARS|RSN Insight: Current Analysis of Scammer Data Compiled by the SCARS|ANALYTICS Division

SCARS|RSN Insight: Current Analysis of Scammer Data Compiled by the SCARS|ANALYTICS Division The following it the latest edition of the scams & scammer data compiled, estimated and assembled by the SCARS|ANALYTICS™ division of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. Current Data Version: January 4, 2019 SA5.07 PLEASE NOTE: The following data is partially or completely estimated or compiled based upon available data from multiple sources. The analysis is based on methods used at [...]

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 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: United States Military Ranks & Insignia

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: United States Military Ranks & Insignia THE UNITED STATES MILITARY RANK INSIGNIA Military rank is more than just who salutes whom. Military rank is a badge of leadership. Responsibility for personnel, equipment, and mission grows with each increase in rank. Do not confuse rank with pay grades, such as E-1, W-2 and O-5. Pay grades are administrative classifications used primarily to standardize compensation across the military services. The "E" in E-1 stands for [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Trauma Bonding

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Trauma Bonding People Often Stay In Abusive Relationships Because Of Something Called 'Trauma Bonding' Originally published by: Lindsay Dodgson -  Aug. 17, 2017 - BusinessInsider.com 'Trauma Bonding' — Here Are The Signs It'S Happening To You RSN Editor's Note: This applies to scam victims just as it does to local abusive relationships. People often don't even realize they are in an abusive relationship. It can be hard for others to understand why someone [...]

RSN™ Insight: Scams & Law Enforcement 2018 – 18,000 Scammers Arrested [Infographic]

RSN™ Insight: Scams & Law Enforcement 2018 - 18,000 Scammers Arrested [Infographic] Let This Sink In For A Minute! What part did you play in this? Did you report your scam or scammer? Still, only about 5% of victims report their crimes to law enforcement or to SCARS. 2018-18000-scammers-arrested Do Your Part So Law Enforcement Can Do Theirs! Report Every Scam & Scammer To www.Anyscam.com, To Your Local Police And The The FBI www.IC3.gov Let's [...]

Deducting Scams Form Your U.S. Income Tax – SCARS|RSN™ Guide

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Deducting Scams Form Your U.S. Income Tax The following is not intended as Tax Advice and is provided for educational purposes only. Consult a professional tax preparer or tax attorney for all legal or professional advice about your taxes. 2018 UPDATE - PLEASE NOTE - Per the IRS: For tax years 2018 through 2025, the Act has suspended the itemized deduction for personal casualty and theft losses. Prior to this change in the [...]

SCARS™ Scam Insight: What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor?

SCARS™ Scam Insight: What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor? An Exploration Of Mindsets As an organization, we have had the opportunity to observe the victims of scams from over 27 years. We have had the benefit of expanding our knowledge by professionalizing our activities as registered crime victims' assistance and support providers, in applying victimology and criminalistics, as anthropologists, as specialists in addictive behavior, in the psychology of scams, [...]

A Guide for Friends and Family of Romance Scam Survivors

A Guide for Friends and Family of Romance Scam Survivors A Free Guide by the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] This Guide is intended for Family and Friends of someone that was involved in a Romance Scam Also available on LinkedIn.com here » Introduction 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 [...]

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