New Thoughts About Old Problems On A New Year’s Eve!
Have you ever noticed that the people that complain the most loudly against ethical standards are usually the ones that break them most often?
There are a few Facebook Anti-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. Groups that are doing everything in their power to put 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. down, defame them and their principals, and anyone associated. Why do you think that is?
Is it because they are so ethical and object to what they see? Far from it.
The most vocal has used dozens of fake names on Facebook, and even most of his so called friends don’t know his real identity. He has hidden behind these fake names to harass multitudes of people into silence about his own corruption, and accusations of child human trafficking. And he has the audacity to use the word “police” in his group’s name!
Another group of “Haters” routinely attacks members of their group if they voice alternative opinions about their group’s management and style. Here too the owner used fake names for “fear” of 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. retaliation, as though that was even possible, when the only retaliation anyone had to fear was from her and her group!
Others routinely name people in public and call them scammers. Obviously, if you suspect someone, the thing to do is warn of a behaviorBehavior Behavior / Behavioral Actions Otherwise known as habits, behavior or behavioral actions are strategies to help prevent online exploitation that target behavior, such as social engineering of victims. Changing your behavior is the ONLY effective means to reduce or prevent scams., and not call people out by name. Unless you have fundamental proof of scamming never name them by name, and even then you run the risk that Facebook will identify that as a violation of THEIR standards.
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. and its affiliates have developed the ethical standards that are slowly drawing the largest groups together into a framework that allows for real progress against scams, but many fear the loss of their personal power, and will do everything they can to retain their petty little empires. Not because it benefits the victims of 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., but because it benefits them.
We have said this over and over. Be careful what you believe and who you trust. Fake newsFake news Fake news is false or misleading information presented as news. It often has the aim of damaging the reputation of a person or entity, or making money through advertising revenue. However, the term does not have a fixed definition and has been applied more broadly to include any type of false information, including unintentional and unconscious mechanisms, and also by high-profile individuals to apply to any news unfavourable to his/her personal perspectives. does exist and haters hate – it is what they do. Fake opinion are routinely used as justification for attacks against others. Trust what you know and can judge with your own eyes. Ignore the haters out there, since no hater has EVER lead to breakthrough or progress. Haters are just another kind of dictatorial fascist regardless of their orientation, and hate is usually used to hide the essential ethical truth – that the hater has no concern over anyone but themselves.
If you see hater posts, report them to Facebook. Tell them you don’t believe that the post belongs on Facebook, since by YOU remaining silent is how haters get away with it. We are more powerful than haters, but we have to work together to bring the kinds of change we want to see. If you just sit back and let others do the work, how are you better than the haters? Your silence allows for their crimes. Take a good look at your own ethics. Did you do what you could to help? We hope you did.
From all of us to all of you, let’s make 2017 the year of ethics in the fight against scams, scammers, and haters!
Will you make this one of YOUR New Year’s Resolutions that you keep or not keep?
Only you know!
Happy New Year!
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