This Year Marks Our 25th Year

25 Years Ago We Started On America Online Warning About Online Fraud

We began our quest to educate and inform about scams, frauds, and cons, 25 years ago on the old AOL.

We started with an American Online forum about AOL cons.

About a year and a half later, we became aware of people in the dating and romance forums getting scammed as well. So we created a new forum for Romance Scams. Yes that name was in use then. It was coined by a group member (wish we could remember who).  At one point we had over 100,000 voices participating in this emerging type of online fraud.

Here is an old screen shot from about 1993