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SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: The Dark Side – Schadenfreude

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: The Dark Side - Schadenfreude For Many Years We Have Attempted To Understand The Obsessions Many Scam Victims Experience With Scammer Photos! Most victims, especially those that are still carrying substantial anger argue that they want to see scammer photos to avoid future scams. But there is something deeper in this replacement addiction - replacing the addiction of the scam for a new addiction (or obsession) with scammer photos. It [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Money Recovery – What Is Real & What Is Not! [UPDATED]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Money Recovery - What Is Real & What Is Not! [UPDATED] This article is going to force you to look at some very blunt and harsh truths ... Money Recovery Services Are Not All Real - One Is, Most Are Not! Scammers know you. They know that when you are the victim of a Romance Scams and lost money that you are going to be desperate to get your money back - to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 – Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 - Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good Online Fraud Has Been With Us Since The Late 1980s And So Have Groups Claiming To Help Victims And Expose Scammers From the days of Compuserve, AOL, and Prodigy there are have been people that have tried to help others understand about scams - we started just that way 28 years ago on the old America Online and on the TigerDIrect.com website - [...]

SCARS™ Scam Insight: What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor?

SCARS™ Scam Insight: What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor? An Exploration Of Mindsets As an organization, we have had the opportunity to observe the victims of scams from over 27 years. We have had the benefit of expanding our knowledge by professionalizing our activities as registered crime victims' assistance and support providers, in applying victimology and criminalistics, as anthropologists, as specialists in addictive behavior, in the psychology of scams, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Being An Internet Troll Can Send You To Jail!

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Being An Internet Troll Can Send You To Jail! HARASSMENT ONLINE IS A CRIME In The United States Being An Online Hater, Troll Or Bully Is A Violation Of U.S. Federal Law. It is important to understand this as many people believe they can get away with anything online and especially on Facebook. Updated March 2, 2019 Being An Internet Troll Can Send You To Jail! Under United States Law - Title [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Clones – Copying Profiles & Identities

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Clones - Copying Profiles & Identities Cloning: Can My Real Grandmother Please Stand Up? Let The Scamming Begin! Portions from Anonymous Most Of Us Have Heard Someone Say This: "Someone Cloned My Profile" And they alert you that their profile must have been cloned! (The other over used favorite term is "someone hacked by profile") The Urban Legend is that almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scammer Urban Legends – Chapter 2 – Scammers Are Stupid?

SCARS|RSN™ Scammer Urban Legends - Chapter 2 - Scammers Are Stupid? You Hear This All The Time From Victims One of the things that is disturbing about many scam victims is the need to invent a mythology about scammers that simply isn't true. Unfortunately, incompetent anti-scam groups do this too. This is a natural reaction, but it is wrong This is especially true when you are confronting someone that you can do nothing about. For example [...]

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™ Special Report: Ghanaian Scammer’s Money God Empire

RSN™ Special Report: Ghanaian Scammer's Money God Empire ("MGE") In Ghana (And Leaking Into Neighboring Countries) A New Kind Of Money Ritual Has Evolved It appears to be borrowing from the Nigerian Yahoo Plus, with a dash of Sakawa thrown in. However, it is also uniquely Ghana. It is all amount blessing the scammer, as much for their motivation as a criminal as for their success. The scammers that engage in this are the lower level [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scammer Urban Legends – Chapter 4 – Obsessive Scammer Exposing – Updated

SCARS|RSN™ Scammer Urban Legends - Chapter 4 - Obsessive Scammer Exposing Originally published chapters 3 and 4 were together, we split them for greater clarity. The Compulsion To Expose! When someone is recently victimized by a romance scammer they fall into one of four main categories: Those that simply hide Those that panic Those that are enraged & want revenge Those that want to understand After some time passes they will develop distinct Mindsets, but that is [...]

RSN™ Insight: Understanding Nigeria – Understanding African Corruption

RSN™ Insight: Understanding Nigeria - Understanding African Corruption To Really Solve The Problem Of Nigerian Based Scamming We Need To Engage At Many Levels We need to engage at the international diplomatic level, at the global law enforcement level, but we also need to understand the inherent corruption of Nigeria, both internally and across their region. The following article from Nigeria paints a detailed picture of the internal societal corruption that has spawned today's Yahoo Boys. [...]

Scam Recovery & Name Calling – Just Stop It! – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Scam Recovery & Name Calling - Please Just Stop It! Name Calling and What It Implies - Be Careful What You Imply About Yourself When You Resort To Name Calling After You Are Scammed You Feel Anger And Rage And Hate Towards Your Scammer! It is natural to want to put the scammer down, but is it helpful? People call other people names for a variety of reasons but mostly it [...]

The Story Of Kira Lee Orsag AKA Dani Daniels

The Story Of Kira Lee Orsag AKA Dani Daniels - American Porn Stars Do Not Live In Ghana Every Day We Are Contacted By Men And Women Who Have The Unshaking Belief That The Face In The Photo Was The Actual Person That Scammed Them It doesn't matter if it was a soldier or an adult star, they believe it - they just know it! And they are angry and want revenge! Every day we [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Millennials Are Scammed More Often Than Parents

RSN™ Special Report: Millennials Are Scammed More Often Than Parents Millennials Scammed Out Of More Money Than Their Grandparents Move over, grandma and grandpa. Your Millennial grandkids reported losing money to financial scams last year more than you did, new government data shows. In all, 40 percent of Americans in their twenties who reported fraud in 2017 indicated they lost money to the schemes, the Federal Trade Commission said last week in its annual databook [...]

RSN™ Guide: What Really Is Western Union?

RSN™ Guide: What Really Is Western Union? The Western Union Company Is An American Financial Service And Communications Company Few know that it is also the World's Largest BANK, with branches in nearly 150 countries. Its North American headquarters is in Meridian, Colorado, although the postal designation of nearby Englewood is used in its mailing address. Up until it discontinued the service in 2006, Western Union was the best-known U.S. company in the business of [...]