The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams

Welcome to Romance Scams Now

Background Information:

Romance Scams Now is the current instance of an evolutionary process that began in 1991 by one of the founders of It began as an awareness of emerging scams appearing on America Online, and evolved to observe the expansion of these crimes with the introduction of the web. Our founder, Dr. Tim McGuinness observed the escalation of online crime from the 1990’s, and as these increased in scope, complexity, and damage, was there to offer education and guidance for victims and prospect victims.

The first iteration of the effort was in the form of an AOL Chat Room, which became a dedicated web page on the TigerDirect website. In 1998 it was separated out and incorporated into the McGuinne