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SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Where Do Scammers Scam Scam Victims?

We Are Asked Every Single Day If Scammers Scam On This Social Media Or That One!

While This list may not be complete these are ALL places where scammers scam on Social Media. In other words, everywhere!

If you belong or have an account on any of these – then you are a target.

We recommend that you close all social media accounts that you do not depend on. Especially if you joined one (such as Google Hangouts) just for the purposes of talking to a scammer!

List Of Scammer Filled Social Media


NameDescription/focusDate launchedRegistered users
About.meSocial networking siteOctober 20095,000,000
Academia.eduSocial networking site for academics/researchersSeptember 200818,000,000
AsianAvenueA social network for the Asian American community1997
aSmallWorldEuropean jet set and social elite worldwideMarch 2004550,000
AthlinksRunning, swimming2001139,458
Audimated.comIndependent music2010
BeboGeneralJuly 2005117,000,000
Biip.noNorwegian community1 June 2005430,000
BlackPlanetBlack Americans1 September 199920,000,000
BusuuLanguage learning community (headquartered in Madrid, Spain)16 May 200812,000,000
BuzznetMusic and pop-culture200510,000,000
CafeMomMothersDecember 20061,250,000
Care2Green living and social activism19989,961,947
CaringBridgeNot for profit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.19979,500,000
CarSwapCar swap and sales matching platform.2016100,000
Classmates.comSchool, college, work and the military199550,000,000
CloobGeneral. Popular in Iran2004
CommongroundEnvironmental and property due diligence professionals20075,000
CouchSurfingWorldwide network for making connections between travelers and the communities they visit.20032,967,421
CozyCotEast Asian and Southeast Asian women2001150,000
CrunchyrollAnime and forums.2006
CucumbertownNetworking for cooks2012
CyworldGeneral. Popular in South Korea.199924,000,000
DailyStrengthMedical & emotional support community – physical health, mental health, support groups4 November 2007
deliciousSocial bookmarking allowing users to locate and save websites that match their own interestsSeptember 20038,822,921
DeviantArtArt community7 August 200026,000,000
Diaspora*Decentralized, user-owned, open source, nonprofit, privacy aware, generalNovember 2010669,000+
DisaboomPeople with disabilities (amputees, cerebral palsy, MS, and other disabilities)2007
Dol2dayPolitic community, social network, Internet radio (German-speaking countries)15 May 200040,200
DontStayInClubbing (primarily UK)April 2003
doubanChinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and recommendation services for movies, books, and music.200546,850,000
DoximityU.S. Physicians and medical doctors.2011400,000
Draugiem.lvGeneral (primarily LVLTHU)April 24, 20042,600,466
DXY.cnChinese online community for physicians, health care professionals, pharmacies and facilities20002,000,000
ElftownCommunity and wiki around fantasy and sci-fi.Feb 2002185,000
ElixioBusiness executives jet set and global elite.July 200780,000
ElloGeneralMarch 2014
English, baby!Students and teachers of English as a second language20001,600,000
Eons.comFor baby boomers and mature internet users age 40 and beyond.Jul 2006
eToroSocial investing, financeMay 20072,500,000
Experience ProjectLife Experiences2007
FacebookGeneral: photos, videos, blogs, apps.February 20042,270,000,000
FetlifePeople who are into BDSMJanuary 20082,701,715
FilmAffinityMovies and TV series2002250,000
FilmowMovies and TV series2009
FledgeWingEntrepreneurial community targeted towards worldwide university studentsFeb 2009
FlickrPhoto sharing, commenting, photography related networking, worldwideFebruary 200432,000,000
Focus.comBusiness-to-business, worldwide2005850,000
FotkiPhoto sharing, video hosting, photo contests, journals, forums, flexible privacy protection, friend’s feed, audio comments and unlimited custom design integration.October 19981,632,565
FotologPhotoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain200220,000,000
FoursquareLocation-based mobile social network200920,000,000
FriendicaDistributed, federated, privacy aware, open source, generalJuly 2010
FuelmyblogBlogging communityJuly 200750,000
FyuseA spatial photography app and website which lets users capture and share interactive 3D images.2014
Gab.aisocial networking service created as an alternative to social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit.2016310,000
Gaia OnlineAnime and games. Popular in United States, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around Asia.200323,523,663
GamerDNAComputer and video games21 September 2006310,000
Gapyear.comTravel social networkJuly 1998
Gather.comArticle, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussions25 Feb 2005465,000
Gays.comSocial network for LGBT community, guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping16 May 2008100,000
Geni.comFamilies, genealogy16 January 200715,000,000
GentlemintCommunity for sharing and discussing all things manly25 November 2011
GetGlueSocial network for entertainment.28 October 20082,000,000
GirlsAskGuysA community where people help each other by sharing their experiences & opinions.June 2007450,000
GogoyokoFair play in music – a social networking site for musicians and music lovers.1 Oct 2009
GoodreadsLibrary cataloging, book lovers.December 200613,000,000
GoodwizzSocial network with matchmaking and personality games to find new contacts. Global, based in France.October 2010110,000
Google+General28 June 20111,600,000,000
GovLoopFor people in and around government.May 2008
GrindrFor gay and bisexual men.March 20092,400,000
HabboGeneral for teens. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat room and user profiles.August 2000268,000,000
Hangoutsa social media of Google – being canceled 
hi5General. Popular in Nepal, Mongolia, Thailand, Romania, Jamaica, Central Africa, Portugal and Latin America. Not very popular in the United States.200380,000,000
Hospitality ClubHospitality328,629
HotlistGeo-social aggregator rooted in the concept of knowing where users’ friends are, were, and will be.80,000
HR.comSocial networking site for human resources professionals.1999194,000
Hub CultureGlobal influencers focused on worth creation.November 200220,000
IbiboTalent-based social networking site that allows users to promote themselves and discover new talent. Most popular in India.3,500,000
Identi.caTwitter-like service is popular with hackers and software freedom advocates.395,695
Indaba MusicOnline collaboration for musicians, remix contests, and networking.350,000
InfluensterOnline product sampling and review platform.2010850,000
InstagramA photo and video sharing site owned by Facebook.October 2010300,000,000
italkiLanguage learning social network. 100+ languages.500,000
ItsmyMobile community worldwide, blogging, friends, personal TV-shows2,500,000
JaikuGeneral. Microblogging. Owned by GoogleFebruary 2006
JiepangLocation-based mobile social network. In the Chinese language20103,000,000
Kaixin001General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users
LaiBhaariMarathi social networking2010250,000
Late Night ShotsMessage boards, member profile pages, spotting other members200620,000 (2008)
LibraryThingBook lovers29 August 20051,300,000
LifeknotShared interests, hobbies
LinkedInBusiness and professional networkingMay 2003200,000,000
LinkExpatsSocial networking website for expatriates. 100+ countries.
ListographyLists. Autobiography
LiveJournalBlogging. Popular in Russia and among the Russian-speaking diaspora abroad.15 April 199917,564,977
LivemochaOnline language learning5,000,000
MakeoutclubGeneral9 August 1999
MastodonMicro-blogging5 October 2016
Meetup (website)General. Used to plan offline meetings for people interested in various activities
MillatFacebookGeneral, created in response to FacebookMay 2010461,200
MindsFree, open source, decentralized, and based on a foundation of transparency and privacyJune 20151,000,000
mixiJapan25 October 200024,323,160
MocoSpaceMobile community, worldwide20053,000,000
MouthShut.comSocial network, social media, consumer reviews
MubiAuteur cinema200,000
MyHeritageFamily-oriented social network service30,000,000
mymfb.comMy Muslim Friends Book – helps you connect and share with over 500,000+ Muslims in over 175 Countries. 
MyspaceGeneralAugust 200330,000,000+
Nasza-klasa.plSchool, college and friends. Popular in Poland11,000,000
NingUsers create their own social websites and social networks2005 (Networks 2007)
OdnoklassnikiConnect with old classmates. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics45,000,000
Open DiaryFirst online blogging community, founded in 199819985,000,000
OUTeverywhereGay/LGBTQ community
PartyflockDutch virtual community for people interested in house music and other electronic dance music.10 November 2001321,125
PatientsLikeMeOnline community for patients with life-changing illnesses to find other patients like them, share their data with others, and learn more about their condition to improve their outcome.2006109,587
PinterestOnline pinboard for organizing and sharing things you love2011
PlayfireComputer and video games
Playlist.comGeneral, music
PlurkMicro-blogging, RSS, updates. Very popular in Taiwan
PoolwoSocial networking site from India7 January 201412,350
QuechupGeneral, friendship, dating2007
QuoraQuestions and answers2009
QzoneGeneral. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users480,000,000
RaptrVideo games
RavelryKnitting and crochet3,000,000
RedditA social news aggregator, social bookmarking and social discussion site. Third most-visited site in the U.S. and sixth in worldwide.June 23, 2005330,000,000
RenrenSignificant site in China. Was known as 校内 (Xiaonei) until August 2009.160,000,000
ReverbNation.comSocial network for musician and bands500,000
Rooster TeethSocial network and community site4 October 20042,581,527
ScienceStageScience-oriented multimedia platform and network for scientists
ShareTheMusicMusic community. Sharing and listening to music free and legally
ShelfariBooks11 October 2006
Sina WeiboSocial microblogging site in mainland China.14 August 2009300,000,000
SkoobCollaborative social network for Brazilian readers2009420,000
SkyrockSocial network in French-speaking world22,000,000
SocialVibeSocial network for charity435,000
Sonico.comGeneral. Popular in Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions.50,000,000
SoundCloudRepository of original music pieces and networking.10,000,000
SpacesRussian social network targeted to mobile phone users
Spring.meSocial network for meeting peopleSeptember 2013
Stage 32US-based social network and educational site for creative professionals in film, television and theaterFebruary 2012175,000
StreetlifeUK based. Links members according to where they live21 March 20111,000,000
Students Circle NetworkA social network connecting students, teachers and institutions to course resources, study groups and learning spaces.December 2010
StudiVZUniversity students, mostly in the German-speaking countries. School students and those out of education sign up via its partner sites schülerVZ and meinVZ.17,000,000
StumbleUponStumble through websites that match users’ selected interests20,000,000
TaggedGeneral.October 2004100,000,000
TalkbiznowBusiness networking
Taringa!General (primarily Argentina)11,000,000
TeachStreetEducation / learning / teaching – more than 400 subjects
TermWikiLearning / languages / translation – 1.2 million terms in more than 1300 subjectsMay 2010
The SphereA private online social luxury network with exclusive personalized servicesDecember 20081,300
Trombi.comFrench subsidiary of Classmates.com4,400,000
TuentiSpanish-based university and high school social network.12,000,000
TumblrMicroblogging platform and social networking website.February 2007226,950,000
TwitterGeneral. Micro-blogging, RSS, updates15 July 2006645,750,000
TyltedMobile social game network20073,000,000
UntappdBeer check-in social network.October 20103,200,000
Vampirefreaks.comGothic and industrial subculture19991,931,049
ViadeoGlobal social networking and campus networking available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese35,000,000
VirbSocial network that focuses heavily on artists, including musicians and photographers2007
VKGeneral, including music upload, listening and search. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics.September 2006249,409,900
WattpadFor readers and authors to interact and e-book sharing
WAYNTravel and lifestyleMay 200310,000,000
We Heart ItImage-based social network focused on inspiration, expression, and creativity200820,000,000
WeeWorldTeenagers – 9 to 1730,000,000
WellwerCommunity without borders, where sharing is everything.September 2011
Wepolls.comSocial polling network
weReadBooksJune 20074,000,000
WooxieBlogging and micro-blogging
WriteAPrisoner.comSite networking inmates, friends, familySeptember 200066,000
XangaBlogs and “metro” areas – now defunct199827,000,000
XINGBusiness (primarily Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland))11,100,000
Xt3Catholic social networking, created for World Youth Day 2008
YammerSocial networking for office colleagues2008
Yelp, Inc.Local business review and talk
YookosGeneral: photos, videos, blogs, games.
Zoo.grGreek web meeting point2004890,000

Keep in mind that scamming does not always require a profile on the individual site. In many cases it is about beginning through comments and then inviting the victim over to a specific social media such as Google Hangouts or Facebook.


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