Money Mule Series: What Are Scammer Money Mules?

Money Mule Series: What Are Scammer Money Mules? Learn More About Money Mules! Avoid Becoming One Or Learn How To End It! What Are Scammer Money Mules? We have published in the past on this topic and it is one that is of significant concern to scam victims because they can easily cross the line from being a victim to an accomplice. First, What Is A Money Mule [...]

You Have Been Scammed – So Back To Online Dating

You Have Been Scammed - So Back To Online Dating After A Bad Experience, Many Victims Return To Online Dating Expecting Different Results Is this realistic or continued cognitive biases, or even denial? Why Do The Same Thing Again And Expect Different Results? Is this the definition of insanity? Or is it getting back on the horse after falling off? Let's explore the deeper meaning in this, and [...]

A Farewell to Orkut

Once Upon A Time Orkut from Google Before there was Facebook, and Google+, there was Orkut from Google. It was a place for people to connect, find dates, and communicate. The following is from Google: After ten years of sparking conversations and forging connections, we have decided it's time for us to start saying goodbye to Orkut. Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in [...]

Is Online Dating Just An Experiment in Manipulation?

Last Updated on September 6, 2020 by SCARS Editorial Team

Is the internet now just one big human experiment? Reprinted from the Guardian, by Dan Gillmore It’s not only Facebook treating us like lab rats. Dating sites can manipulate our emotions, too – and blameBlame Blame or Blaming is the act of censuring, holding responsible, making negative statements about an individual or group that their action or [...]

Why Online Dating No Longer Works

Here Is The Typical Scenario … Some guy or gal goes onto an online dating website, and creates a profile … They are hopeful and want the process to succeed.  They want to find a great person, and be able to make a new friend, and perhaps even more. Sounds great right? But what happens next … Depending upon the website, there can be anywhere from 10% to 95% of the profiles are operated by [...]

Online Dating Websites

Are you using online dating websites? If you have been a victim of an online scam anytime in the last 5 years, you should never use online dating - EVER AGAIN. Why? Because scam victims are more likely to be scammed again and again. You may not think that, but you are a believer. You want to believe in others, and that makes you vulnerable.   It not only makes you vulnerable to a better crafted [...]

SCARS™ Advocacy: Are You Using Match.com? FTC Finally Brings Action!

SCARS™ Advocacy: Are You Using Match.com? FTC Finally Brings Action! The Federal Government Takes Action Against Match.com For Their Failure To Maintain Safety For Their Users [lwptoc] Online Dating Sites Are A Common Way People Seek Romance - But What If, Instead Of A Potential Match, You Find A Scammer? Today, the FTC announced a lawsuit against Match.com, challenging several of Match’s business practices, including ones that the FTC says exposed customers to romance scammers. If [...]

ANTI-SCAM NEWS ALERT: Christian Mingle Is Not So Safe!

So-called Safe Dating Sites Not Safe! 66-Year-Old Woman Scammed Out Of $300K On Christian Mingle Dating Site! According to the Huffington Post on January 17th, 2014: One 66-year-old divorcée turned to online dating to find love, but instead lost $300,000 to a scam artist from Nigeria pretending to be the perfect man. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, recently told a local ABC affiliate in San Jose, Calif. that she met the crook on the dating [...]

Online Romance Scams And Victimhood – SCARS™ Study

SCARS™ Study: Online Romance Scams And Victimhood A Major New Academic Study Into Romance Scams Has Just Been Published A Study By: Tom Sorell and Monica Whitty, published 21 January 2019 Note: This is a serious attempt to comprehend the complete romance scam experience and is not intended to deliver simple answers. Studies such as this do help develop scam countermeasures, as well as programs to help assist victims in their recovery. English is UK English Abstract Online romance [...]