RSN™ Insight: Why We Do What We Do?
Updated November 2018
The Reason Is Actually A Simple One – But It Has Several Parts:
1) Facebook prohibits harassment or bullying of other people. Ironically, scammers are people, and as such the approach taken in exposing them can get you in trouble with Facebook. This is a fundamental violation of Facebook’s Community Standards.
This is Facebook’s sandbox, and to do good we have to be aware of what they permit and what they don’t. We do present some scammers that are reported through RomanceScamsNow.com and Anyscam.com (from SCARS). But we limit this to comply with Facebook’s requirements.
2) We can show you an endless stream of scammers – but it will be impossible for you to see them all – OR – we can help you understand what scamming is and how to avoid it.
We Can Hand You A Fish, Or Teach You How To Fish!
3) We employ our workforce to provide avoidance education and victim’s support. As the only actual business in the anti-scam world (other than SCARS which is an NGO/Non-profit) – RSN (which is a unit of PerfectReputations®) invests its employee’s time and resources for the maximum good, and a never-ending stream of stolen faces is not a good use of the limited resources we have available.
4) We have other pages where we do show many more scammers and you are encouraged to take a look at these – through all of the above still applies.
If you want to see and help report then join our SCARS Anti-Scam Army™ here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RSN.Army/
Other RSN Facebook Pages Displaying Scammers – these are just a few of the dozens we publish:
- Fake Profiles & Stolen Faces on Facebook
- Fake Facebook Pages on Facebook
- Fake Military & Soldiers on Facebook
- Female Romance Scammers on Facebook
- Men & Male Romance Scammers on Facebook
- Reported Real Romance Scammers on Facebook
- West Africa Scammers on Facebook
5) The scammers we do show are reported to Anyscam.com and RomanceScamsNow.com (report them here), and other SCARS Data Reporting Network locations. But reports have dropped off dramatically in 2017, largely due to scammers focusing on other types of scams.
6) We believe it is healthier for victims to focus on understanding and recovery, rather than an endless stream of hate directed at stolen faces. Most anti-scam amateur groups (and in fact all of them are) have no real idea what they are doing. So their default is to post the faces, even though there is little real value in doing so. and evidences that it is actually harmful to the victim’s own recovery. They are welcome to do it, but the result is that their pages get taken down by Facebook, and their hate then gets focused on other groups doing good work. Anything to fuel the hate and rage they have for anyone that contradicts them.
So in the end …
We do what we do because we believe it contributes more in the long run. Focusing on avoidance and support help people who have been victimized. Focusing on public and governmental policy, education, and enforcement helps harden society against socially engineered scams and fraud.
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FAQ: How Do You Properly Report Scammers?
It is essential that law enforcement knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.
Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:
- Local Police – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance
- Your National Police or FBI (www.IC3.gov)
- The Scars Worldwide Reporting Network HERE or on www.Anyscam.com
This helps your government understand the problem, and allows law enforcement to add scammers on watch lists worldwide.
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Visit our NEW Main SCARS™ News & Information Facebook page for much more information about scams and online crime: www.facebook.com/SCARS.News.And.Information
To learn more about SCARS visit www.AgainstScams.org
Please be sure to report all scammers HERE or on www.Anyscam.com
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