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State of Local Cybercrime / Internet Crime Laws & Legislation in the United States

State of Local Cybercrime / Internet Crime Laws & Legislation in the United States 2018 Cybersecurity Legislation Catalog Provided by SCARS|ANALYTICS Division The following is a catalog of cybercrime / cybersecurity laws activity by states and territories in 2018. SCARS State Law Support Against Cybercrime / Cybersecurity Score: SCARS U.S. Legislative Cybercrime Score: F - Fail U.S. STATES With the U.S. House of Representatives in parallisys, it becomes the States to move the [...]

Why Is The Case Of Mable Dulaney So Important To Other Victims?

SCARS|RSN™ Legal: Why Is The Case Of Mable Dulaney So Important To Other Victims? Consider This Particular Case; Mable Dulaney Was Arrested For Being A Money Mule - In Other Words Money Laundering. So What? So far there have been few money mule cases in the United States, and all of them (as far as we know) have been willing, knowing money mules! But This Case Is Different! This is a romance scam victim manipulated [...]

SCARS Special Announcement: Evanthia Magni & General Anthony Cucolo (Retired)

SCARS SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams [SCARS] Proudly Announces The Marriage Of Evanthia Magni & General Anthony Cucolo (Retired) On May 24, 2019, in Austin Texas USA Both Evanthia & Tony are Board Members of SCARS and we could not be happier for them. We sincerely wish them both every happiness! Dr. Tim McGuinness, Chairman, Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams [SCARS] Miami Florida USA  

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: A Taxonomy

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: A Taxonomy There Are A Lot Of Different Words Or Terms Used To Describe Different Kinds Of People Involved In Romance Scams! WARNING: SOME OF THESE TERMS USED BY NIGERIAN AND OTHER SCAMMERS ARE OFFENSIVE - DISCRETION IS ADVISED Here Is A Guide To The Meaning Of Many Of Those Terms (A Taxonomy) TERMS FOR THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN SCAMS: ACCESSORY (SUPPORTER): someone in the victim's own country working with the scammer [...]

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™ Scam Basics: Who’s Job Is It?

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Who's Job Is It? Many Scam Victims Seem To Poorly Understand How The Real World Functions To help enlighten, we offer the following overview and list of "jobs" related to scams and scammers and who does them. SCAMMERS Of course, these are the criminals. But few understand that this is a massive global trans-national cybercriminal empire with revenues of in the Hundreds of Billions of U.S. Dollars annually (current cybercrime costs are [...]

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 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confronting Scammers & The Guilt or Flip Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confronting Scammers & The Guilt or Flip Scam What Happens When You Confront Your Scammer? They Lie Of Course! We See And Hear This Literally Every Day A victim discovers the scam and confronts the scammer. We tell them not to, but few listen - it's full steam ahead until they slow down and learn. Not Thinking Clearly Let Us First Say, We Are Not Attempting To Call Victims Stupid We are [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer's From Reuter's Health Older adults who are victims of financial scams may be more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than elderly people who don’t get tricked by scammers, a small U.S. study suggests. For the study, researchers gave scam awareness questionnaires to 935 older people who didn’t have dementia. Five questions assessed how open people were to sales [...]

SCARS™ Opinion: Frustration

SCARS™ Opinion: Frustration So Many Of You Express Frustration With The Way Things Are Don't Take This As An Attack On You But Consider ... Is it frustrating that you can buy alcohol that causes deaths every day? Or cigarettes? We all know the cigarettes kill right? Want to know a secret? There are more smokers today than ever - worldwide that is. Why? Because cigarettes are a drug. People want that drug. [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Anti-Scam Quackery & The Need For Professionalism

A Special Report from SCARS™ - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. Every Scam Victim Needs To Read This Anti-Scam Quackery & The Need For Professionalism Quackery, Often Synonymous With Many Different Types Of Fraud, Is The Promotion Of Fraudulent Or Ignorant Practices A "Quack" is a "fraudulent or ignorant pretender to professional skill" or "a person who pretends, professionally or publicly, to have skill, knowledge, qualification or credentials they do not [...]

SCARS|RSN™ ANNOUNCEMENT: New Corporate Affiliate

SCARS|RSN™ ANNOUNCEMENT: New Corporate Affiliate We would like to thank 1and1 IONOS™ for becoming a Corporate Sponsor and Affiliate of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.™ [SCARS]™ 1and1 IONOS is the world's largest web hosting company and it is the home of all SCARS' websites out of their Pennsylvania U.S.A. hosting farm. 1&1 IONOS was founded in 1988 and is a web hosting company owned by United Internet, a German Internet company. Its [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: The Ethics Of Warning Other Victims

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: The Ethics Of Warning Other Victims Many Victims Find Still Other Victims When Hunting For Scammers Online. Is It A Good Idea To Warn Them That They Are Being Scammed? This is an interesting ethical question and it depends on the context of the situation. There are two types of victims that you will likely encounter out there in social media: Scam Victims - involved in or being groomed to be a [...]

SCARS|RSN™ RomanceScamsNow.com Unsubscribing

SCARS|RSN™ RomanceScamsNow.com Unsubscribing In Today's Web World, There Are A Whole Host Of Activities That Individuals Blame On Others These include being scammed to something as simple as subscribing to a website's news! It is one of the more challenging aspects of supporting scam victims that they so often refuse to accept responsibility for their own actions. Unsubscribing If you subscribe to almost anything online demanding that the website or service operators unsubscribe you is [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Helping Others

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Helping Others How Can You Really Help Others? When people are new to all of this they always say they want to stop it and help others. However, before you can help others you have to help yourself. You have to stabilize and go down your own path of recovery first. The best way to help is to become a volunteer. Start by helping those in your own group. Bring things to the [...]

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