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A HATER JUST CALLED US FAKE!
Our Official Response
Unlike incompetent scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. haters this or captain that or police team group something else, RSN’s Team has been working against scammers for 27 years – since 1991 – starting on the old AOL. Our first webpage was published on TigerDirect.com in 1995 (yes our founder was also a co-founder of TigerDirect in 1985), then was spun out as a separate website in 1998 – with the RSN brand appearing in the late 2000’s.
We don’t make bogus claims to have saved victims Bazillions of Dollars, we just try to help you minimize the damage that the scam did to you. Unfortunately, knowledge doesn’t save most people because they will not listen until it is too late! BUT we have saved lives and helped real people recover after their scam.
We also don’t claim to get victims’ money back or to get scammers arrested (no one can guarantee that). Unlike one group, we never claim to go on hunting trips to Ghana & Nigeria. Most of the work we do remains off the radar working with governments – including the U.S. Government.
We are a real organization, with offices and employees – not one other anti-scam group is! RSN is a division of the Society of Citizens Against Romance ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. [SCARSSCARS SCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims. Visit www.AgainstScams.org to learn more about SCARS.] www.AgainstScams.org We are a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) domiciled in the United States of America. SCARS was founded in 2015 and acquired RSN from its original founder in early 2017 to better support and educate victims, and hopefully those who had not yet become victims.
We (SCARS that is) built the world’s only real clearinghouse and network model for scammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. data that distributes scammer reports around the world to more than 1,000 government agencies, law enforcement, businesses, websites, and social media. You can report on hundreds of Facebook pages and dozens of websites (including www.Anyscam.com and www.RomanceScamsNow.com – here)
We are a registered crime victims’ assistance & support organization – registered with the United States Department of Justice – through their National Center for Victims of Crime. We are a cybercrimeCybercrime Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. partner with the United States Department of Homeland SecurityDepartment of Homeland Security The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the U.S. federal executive department (under the President) responsible for public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries. Its stated missions involve anti-terrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cybersecurity, and disaster prevention and management., EuropolEuropol The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, better known under the name Europol, formerly the European Police Office and Europol Drugs Unit, is the law enforcement agency of the European Union (EU) formed in 1998 to handle criminal intelligence and combat serious international organized crime and terrorism through cooperation between competent authorities of EU member states. The Agency has no executive powers, and its officials are not entitled to arrest suspects or act without prior approval from authorities in the member states. Based in The Hague, it comprised 1,065 staff as of 2016. WEBSITE LINK, Council of Europe, Russian FSB, and the PRC Ministry of Public Security. We are making changes that in time will bring a close on this chapter of global online fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.. Our team also holds dozens of certifications.
Be careful who you believe online – after all that is how you were scammed in the first place. Trust no one, not even us, until you know for sure!
Fortunately, all SCARS personnel and members adhere to and comply with the SCARS Code of Conduct, and the NOVA standard for victims’ assistance. Always look for the SCARS logo as the first sign of trustworthiness. If a group is not a SCARS Member, ask them why – either they cannot comply with our ethical standards or they have been removed for violations of those standards. Are those the kinds of groups you want to put your faith into?
Now you know who WE are! Real