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SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Let’s Talk About Black Vs. White In Scamming

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Let's Talk About Black Vs. White In Scamming Scammers Scam Every Race & Color They really do not care what race or ethnicity you are - you are just money to them! Well, most of the time. BUT IT IS ALMOST INEVITABLE It is almost inevitable that race comes into the conversation when talking about scamming since a majority of it originates with West Africans. Nigerians especially have perfected their models and have [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Scambaiting – The Great Lie!

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Scambaiting - The Great Lie! Scam Baiting Is The Use Of Deception By Vigilantes Thinking They Are Preventing Scams - It is Just Another Scam - Of Themselves And Others In this article, we will expose the great lie that is being sold to countless scam victims by individuals that self-justify their own online deception. A great lie that both interferes with active investigations and arrests, but more importantly does real harm [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scammer Gallery: Yahoo Boy’s Cars Seized By The EFCC Nigeria

SCARS|RSN™ Scammer Gallery: Yahoo Boy's Cars Seized By The EFCC Nigeria Thousands Of Cars Are Being Seized By The EFCC (Economic & Financial Crimes Commission) Of Nigeria These scammer owned vehicles are taken during their raids of Yahoo Boy hideouts along with other property and assets. Of course, they were purchased with the stolen money from their victims. In an ironic twist, this has turned the EFCC into a major car dealer auctioning off these [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Scam Obsession – Becoming Scam Junkie

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Scam Obsession - Becoming Scam Junkie Some Victims Replace The Obsession Of The Scam With Another Obsession About Scams Unfortunately, some scam victims simply cannot turn away from the scam once it has ended. Those Of Us That Assist Scam Victims Cannot Turn Away From Scams We are forced to deal with scams and scammers on a daily basis. We write about them, report scammers, and help victims. This activity [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Hate As A Coping Mechanism

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Hate As A Coping Mechanism After A Romance Scam Comes Anger Against Scammers, But When It Turns To Hate A Victim May Turn Away From Normal Recovery Self-Hate, And By Extension Hate For The Scammer And Others Is The Most Dangerous Coping Mechanism Coping mechanisms are strategies and behaviors that are carried out to mitigate, manage or adapt to anything that causes distress. AFTER A ROMANCE SCAM, THERE IS [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Are We Not All Tired Of The Outrage!?

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Are We Not All Tired Of The Outrage!? What Is Wrong With People Sometimes?   Don't We Have Enough Rage And Hate In The World? When you are interacting with Scam Victims, the answer is always no. Because rage knows no limits When someone goes through the trauma of being a romance scam victim, after the shock and initial denial comes the anger. Anger at themselves, the scammer, the government, the [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Online Dater Arrested For Allegedly Scamming Thousands From Women In 8 States

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Online Dater Arrested For Allegedly Scamming Thousands From Women In 8 States Los Angeles police are looking for more victims of a Lothario who will do more than just steal your heart, ABC News reports. Wilson Edward Jackson was arrested on Thursday after police said he scammed dozens of women in at least eight states out of thousands of dollars under the pretense of forming romantic relationships. He has been charged [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Knowledge: What Is Our Job?

SCARS|RSN™ Knowledge: What Is Our Job? Literally Every Day We Are Attacked For Not Doing Our Job! But What Is Our Job? So Many Victims Have No Idea How Scams Work Or What Is Realistic To Expect We spend vast amounts of time explaining the process, working to help victims directly through our assistance and recovery programs - helping them set rational expectations, yet many are so enraged they are incapable of even [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Victim Response To Fear Is Anger!

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Victim Response To Fear Is Anger! After A Scam Many Victims Are In Panic And Experience Fear & Anger Victims Experience Real Trauma After The Scam Is Discovered And Then Fear Sets in The panic can come from several directions: Fear caused by the realization that is was all lies Fear caused by the awareness of the risk of exposure - because of information shared with the scammer Fear [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Reporting To The Local Police

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Reporting To The Local Police Every Single Day, Victims Speak About Their Experience Reporting To Their Local Police! IMPORTANT: Not every country is the same! This article mostly applies for victims in stable, rule of law countries. This includes the United States, Canada, UK & Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and some others. Not all countries have professional police, so you will have to decide if it is worth the potential problems to [...]

White Knight Syndrome – Rescuing Damsels In Distress And Getting Scammed – A SCARS|RSN Guide

White Knight Syndrome - Rescuing Damsels In Distress And Getting Scammed - A SCARS|RSN Guide Many Men Feal An Immediate Compulsion To Rescue Women In Need This quickly opens the door for fake female romance scams. What Is White Knight Syndrome? The "White Knight Syndrome" is also called "The Hero Syndrome."  Not to be confused with Savior Syndrome » White Knight Syndrome is a term used to describe someone who feels compelled to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: From Victim To Criminal

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: From Victim To Criminal How Can A Scam Victim Be Transformed Into A Criminal? IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME! There are millions of romance scam victims around the world. More than a million in Europe, perhaps as many as 6 million in the United States alone. This is happening and it is very real. Victims know this and live it. But there are ways that this can go from bad to worse [...]

Amateur Facebook Anti-Scammers – SCARS|RSN™ Editorial

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Amateur Facebook Anti-Scammers WARNING: SO-CALLED REPORT SCAMMER PAGES/GROUPS ON FACEBOOK   It Seems Like ... It seems like every minute someone creates another Facebook page or starts a group on Facebook about scammers. At least 5 were created just this morning! They all claim to be instant experts. Many claim that THEY are the place to report scams. Some even claim they offer mental health services such as Counseling that REQUIRE [...]

Victim’s 7 Deadly Sins – SCARS|RSN™ Scam Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Recovery: Victim's 7 Deadly Sins When Scam Victims Cross The Line WARNING: This Is Going To Be A Fire And Brimstone Kind Of Sermon About Scam Victims Its purpose is not to blame, shame, or condemn, but to help recent victims understand that their after-scam decisions have just as many consequences as their decision to let their scammer in. Who Are We To Talk About This? SCARS is a victims assistance and support [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Leave Other Victims Alone!

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Leave Other Victims Alone! We Mean Impersonation Victims - The Face In The Stolen Photo! IT IS SAD THAT WE HAVE TO KEEP SAYING THIS OVER AND OVER DO NOT TRY TO CONTACT THE REAL PERSON IN THE STOLEN PHOTO WARNING: This is going to be blunt, because this is the only way to reach some victims - this does not apply to most romance scam victims. Invading The Privacy Of [...]