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SCARS & RSN

Welcome to the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams Romance Scams Now is a part of our organization. To tell you all a little bit about SCARS - we are a non-profit corporation domiciled in the United States. We are what is characterized as a Non-Governmental Organization - an NGO. We were founded in 2015 (though RSN has its origin in 1991). We provide: Anti-Scam Advocacy Government Policy Development Cybercriminal Reporting Network - the SCARS [...]

Government Grants Scams

SCAM WARNING: Beware of "Free Money from the Government" The federal government grant scam has been around for years. But now, scammers are finding targets through social media. How It Works: You see posts from people on Facebook claiming they have been awarded tens of thousands of dollars in a grant from the federal government, and that you could be eligible, too. You call the listed phone number, give some personal information, and are told [...]

Victim’s Connect Resource Center Registered

SCARS Milestone! The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] is now a registered Victim's Assistance & Support Organization with the Victim's Connect Resource Center which is an initiative of the National Center for Victims of Crime of the United States Department of Justice. You will find us in Miami, Florida, USA: https://victimconnect.org/get-help/connect-directory/ To learn more about the National Center for Victims of Crime visit their website: http://victimsofcrime.org   [...]

Welcome To The Real World

RSN EDITORIAL: Welcome To The Real World Why Doesn't The World Stop Organized Crime Online? This is one of those "Be Careful What You Wish For Moments." Or it could also be described as one of those Unforeseen Consequences! Let's start with how the real world is on the Internet. Once upon a time the United States invented the Internet for itself. In fact, our founder was on the Internet (then called the APRAnet) in 1981. AOL [...]

Mistakes Scam Victims Make

Common Mistakes Most Online Scam Victims Make After a scam, most victims go through a variety of emotional states! First there is denial, then comes anger, and judgment goes out the window! Unfortunately, when you are a victim of a crime, you need to try to think as clearly as possible, and recover your mental equilibrium. This is not easy, but by losing your head you make your own recovery and law enforcement that much [...]

Romance Scam Victimisation

Romance & Relationship Scam Victimization Victimization (or victimisation) is the process of being victimized or becoming a victim. Research that studies the process, rates, incidence, and prevalence of victimization is called Victimology. vic·tim·i·za·tion ˌviktəməˈzāSH(ə)n,ˌviktəˌmīˈzāSH(ə)n/ A Noun :: the action of singling someone out for cruel or unjust treatment. "we should be able to speak up without fear of victimization" There are a few different types of Victimization: Peer Victimization Peer Victimization: is the common experience among children of being a [...]

ABOUT ANTI-SCAMMERS

ABOUT ANTI-SCAMMERS ONLINE AND IN SOCIAL MEDIA For 26 years we have been attempting to help others be aware of and overcome scams. We were founded by the cofounder of several major online businesses, such as TigerDirect, and through those lenses he saw the initiation and evolution of online scams. Over the years, we became increasingly aware of how similar, and actually identical, being a scam victim was to being a drug addict. [...]

New Online Safety Law

Proposed Congressional Bill: Online Safety Modernization Act of 2017 Would make doxxing and other online acts a federal crime! As a part of their election promises, this administration committed to make us safer online and to create mechanisms to go after global online criminal organizations. Already we have seen to significant Elective Orders from President Trump, and now Congress is continuing the momentum with the Online Safety Modernization Act of 2017 At no time in [...]

FBI’s 2016 Internet Crime Report

2016 Internet Crime Report The United States Department of Justice's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Releases Their Annual Report Highlighting Trends in Internet Crime As usual, only about 3% of victims will report their crime to the government. So the result is that 97% of the numbers are unknown to them. The result of the constant under-reporting by victims is that government neither fully understands the scope and magnitude of these crime, and they also [...]

Another Enforcement Strategy

Did you know that ... In order to arrest scammers, governments need to use everything available to them. Arresting criminals in sovereign countries can be difficult or impossible. So, Western Governments use a variety of laws and statutes as the basis to extradite criminals in every way possible. Here is just one piece of that larger strategy. There is a United States statute (FCPA) that criminalizes bribery of a foreign official for the purpose of [...]

RSN EDITORIAL – ANTI-SCAM PAGES

RSN EDITORIAL: GUIDANCE FOR VICTIMS LOOKING AT ANTI-SCAM PAGES What value is there in anti-scam groups (individual people), and organizations (actual companies such as RSN & SCARS)? The real truth of all anti-scam organizations that is rarely told by most anti-scammers (though we do our best to share the reality constantly) is that MOST are very poorly run, and do substantial harm to many. THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF ANTI-SCAMMERS First Sin: MOST anti-scam groups DO [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE: RSN ACQUIRED BY SCARS

PUBLIC NOTICE ROMANCE SCAMS NOW™ [RSN]™ IS BEING ACQUIRED BY THE SOCIETY OF CITIZENS AGAINST ROMANCE SCAMS™ [SCARS]™ OUR CURRENT PARENT CORPORATION (PERFECTREPUTATIONS®) IS DONATING THE RSN ASSETS TO SCARS, ALONG WITH ITS PERSONNEL AND GRANT FUNDING TO SUSTAIN THEM FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2017. YOU WILL BEGIN TO SEE THE BRANDING CHANGES STARTING ON JUNE 15TH. RSN WILL BECOME THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH, AS WELL AS SUPPORT ARM OF SCARS. SCARS MANAGEMENT [...]

RSN Steps™ – Scam Victim Free Self-Help Recovery Program

The RSN Steps™ - Scam Victim Free Self-Help Recovery Program Copyright © 2016-2018 Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams Inc. A Free 8 Step Program For Self-Help Recovery From Online Fraud The SCARS™ / Romance Scams Now™ Road Map To Self-Recovery For Scam Victims. Note: This is not a medically approved program, but an emotional support program intended for educational purposes only. Please read the disclaimer at the end. This program was designed by the [...]