Last Updated on by SCARS Editorial Team
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-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:
- 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 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 hate and rageRage Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, trigger, hurt or threat. About one-third of scam victims become trapped in anger for extended periods of time following a scam. A person experiencing anger will often experience physical effects, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion that triggers a part of the fight or flight response. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically. Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them", psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability. 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 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..
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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 FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. (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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