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RSN™ Insight: Why We Do What We Do?

Many have asked why we do not post more photos of scammers on our Main Facebook Pages? (Here & Here)

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-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. 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 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. 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:

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 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..

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