History of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Advance Fee Fraud / 419 Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Advance Fee Fraud / 419 Scams What Is An Advance Fee Fraud An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of online scams or cybercrimes. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: What Is A Scam?

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: What Is A Scam? You Would Think This Would Be Well Understood? But It's Not! What Is A Scam? About half the people that we talk to think it is only a scam if they sent money to the scammer! A very large number of people who have been scammed, don't think they were scammed. So what is it? SCAM is a noun, and is pronounced: ˈskam Definition of scam: a fraudulent or deceptive [...]

21 Online Scams You May Not Know About [Infographic] – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: 21 Online Scams You May Not Know About [Infographic] With new technology comes more risk for exploitation. Take a journey through time, learn about 21 online scams, and make sure you’re not next on a scammers list with this infographic. Courtesy of Digicert 21 Online Scams You May Not Know About [Infographic] View Interactive Version (via DigiCert). Please Note: Some of the early dates show are in error. There were no websites [...]

Four Corners – Meet The Scammers – Full 46 Minute Documentary [VIDEO] – SCARS|RSN™ ScamTV™

SCARS|RSN™ ScamTV: Four Corners - Meet The Scammers - Full 46 Minute Documentary [VIDEO] [Video Fixed - Playback Through Facebook Was Blocked - Video Link Updated From Producers Site - Playing Correctly Now] The Full-Length Australian Documentary About African Romance Scams This is the full 46-minute episode from Australian TV. For copyright compliance, it streams from the originator's original file, so may take a minute or two to load - be patient.    If You Have [...]

PlainSite™ Reality Check – Half Of Facebook Are Fakes! A SCARS|RSN™ Special Report

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: PlainSite™ Reality Check - Half Of Facebook Are Fakes! Has Facebook Lied About The Real Number Of Fakes? PLEASE SHARE THIS IMPORTANT PAGE In A New Report By Aaron Greenspan Dated January 24, 2019 - Facebook Is Revealed To Have Been Hiding An Incredible Secret! What seems too good to be true often is. The zeitgeist has changed markedly since 2007, when the company was the obsession of virtually every Silicon Valley investor, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ A 27 Year History Of Service To Scam Victims

SCARS|RSN™ A 27 Year History Of Service To Scam Victims Our founder Dr. Tim McGuinness first started tracking scams and scammers in 1991 on the old America Online before the web came into existence for all. Over the years this activity migrated from AOL onto TigerDirect.com (our founder was a co-founder of TigerDirect's parent in those days), then onto another major website that he published, and then onto a stand-alone dedicated website. Over the years we [...]

RSN™ ScamTV: Internet Scamming In Ghana [Video]

RSN™ ScamTV: Internet Scamming In Ghana [Video] An Outstanding Documentary On The Reality Of Ghana Scamming! We Highly Recommend You Watch It To Fully Understand The Problem Of Ghanaian Fraud   RSN™ Team a division of SCARS™ Miami Florida U.S.A.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   - - - - - [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Memorial: A Victim’s Story – Boyati Miskun

SCARS|RSN™ Memorial: A Victim's Story - Boyati Miskun Remembering The Tragic Story Of Boyati Miskun Rest In Peace Boyati Boyati was a domestic worker from Indonesia living and working for a family in Hong Kong. Alone and vulnerable in an alien land she turned to the Internet for her connection with home and family. In 2011, Boyati met "David Mark" online, a man who claimed to be a U.S. Amy veteran living in Ghana. Nearly [...]

RSN™ ScanTV: Major Motion Picture From Spike Lee – Nigerian Prince [Video]

RSN™ ScanTV: Major Motion Picture From Spike Lee - Nigerian Prince [Video] New Spike Lee Produced Movie Called "Nigerian Prince" Coming Soon Nigerian scammers the topic of a new film executive produced by Spike Lee From the Atlanta Journal Consitution » In the mid-90s, the Nigerian prince scam eased its way into American culture. The ubiquitous advance-fee scams originating in Nigeria and sent to unsuspecting U.S. citizens via email have been the subject of books, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ ScamTV: Modern 419 Scams – A Documentary [Video]

SCARS|RSN™ ScamTV: Modern 419 Scams - A Documentary [Video] Modern Online Romance Scams Are Premeditated, Organized Crimes That Steal Millions ― Potentially Billions ― Of Dollars From Vulnerable, Lonely People Over The Internet The scammers may just have lit upon the perfect crime: They sit at computers safely overseas, hunting for their prey on social networks, and they rarely get caught. The victims are often left deeply damaged ― both financially and psychologically ― and [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scammer Urban Legends – Chapter 1 – The Lone Scammer

SCARS|RSN™ Scammer Urban Legends - Chapter 1 - The Lone Scammer Online Scamming Has Changed A Lot Over The Decades That It Has Existed Originally published December 2017, Updated October 2018 Online scamming started with the old Compuserve and America Online, and then other services of that type before the web really got started. It came into play in chat rooms and messaging on these services. As The Web Came Into Its Own, And Dating Websites [...]

RSN™ Insights: A Brief History Of The Beginning Of Online Scamming

RSN™ Insights: A Brief History Of The Beginning Of Online Scamming In The Very Beginning Scams Were Face To Face Then they migrated to classified ads or by the mail. The Nigerian Prince scams actually started as letters sent through the post. But When Did Online Scams Start? We all know the world of online scamming now. Nigeria holds control over this world and rakes in billions of dollars. But When Did It Really Begin? [...]

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Seeking Fake Women

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Seeking Fake Women Scammers Are Much More Sophisticated Than Ever They will use their vast amounts of cash to hire people to perform specific tasks in the scamming ecosystem ... This article was about online dating websites hiring people to pretend to be interest women, but scammers have since learned these lessons well. https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/firma-soeger-fiktive-kvinder-til-lokke-maend-paa-danske-datingsider

RSN™ Special Report: Facebook & Social Media Largely Ignore Scammers

RSN™ Special Report: Facebook & Social Media Largely Ignore Scammers Reprinted from the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams (SCARS) » Why Does Facebook & Social Media Largely Ignore Scammers? United States Law rules the Internet (or did until Obama gave the internet away in 2017) One of these laws is 47 U.S.C. § 230, a Provision of the Communication Decency Act All of us in the Internet industry in those days (which included our Chairman [...]

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