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SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Bunbury Australia Grandmother Jailed Over ‘Lover’ Scam

SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Real Bunbury Australia Grandmother Jailed Over ‘Lover’ Scam Are We Beginning To See Scammers Training Mules To Be Scammers? IS THIS HER FACEBOOK PROFILE? [contentcards url="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012511511787" target="_blank"] Deborah Maree Taylor tricked a German man into thinking she was a US Army sergeant who needed more [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Jay Shetty on Letting Go! [Video]

SCARS™ Psychology of ScamsPsychology Of Scams Psychology Of Scams is the study of the psychological or emotional effects of scams or financial fraud on victims of these crimes. It helps victims to better understand the impact of scams on them personally or on others. To find the SCARS articles on the Psychology of Scams, use the search option to enter the term and find them.: Jay Shetty on Letting Go! [Video] Learning The Real Pain Of Holding On Is The First Step In Letting Go! If we don't heal the pain of our past we will bleed all over our future.   5 Ways to Let Go of Past Hurts from [...]

SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 27 Scammers

SCARS™ ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCCEFCC Economic and Financial Crimes Commission The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud), scams, and money laundering. The EFCC was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community's efforts to fight money laundering. The agency has its head office in Abuja, Nigeria. Arrests Another 27 Scammers Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 27 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ogun, Nigeria The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested 27 suspected fraudsters for offenses bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretenses, forgery, [...]

SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests 27 ‘Yahoo-Boys’

SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests 27 ‘Yahoo-Boys’ Nigerian EFCC Arrests 27 Suspected ‘Yahoo-Boys’ In Osogbo, Nigeria And Recovers 8 Exotic Cars The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, Thursday arrested 27 suspected internet fraudsters suspected to be Yahoo boys in Osogbo when the operatives [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Executive Order Regarding Transnational Criminal Organizations

SCARS™ Insight: Executive OrderExecutive Order An executive order is a directive from the President that has much of the same power as a federal law. Several landmark moments in American history came about directly from the use of executive orders issued from the United States President’s desk, including one Supreme Court decision that limited a presidential executive order issued by Harry Truman. Regarding Transnational CriminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. Organizations While a large portion of the intent of this Executive Order is on transnational criminality, its action also includes online and Internet-based fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim., scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost., and cybercrimeCybercrime Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks.. It formalizes a United States Government response to place new attention of all forms of transnational crime [...]

The SCARS Victims’ Assistance & Support Model

The SCARS Victims' Assistance & Support Model SCARS Is The Only Crime Victims' Assistance Organization With A Focus On Cybercrime Victims, And The Only One With Proven Recovery Solutions For Scam Victims. All of our groups are pieces of a larger puzzle. They are the funnel that can lead victims [...]

SCARS™ Advocacy: President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders Relating To Cybercrime

SCARS™ Advocacy: President Donald Trump's Executive OrdersExecutive Order An executive order is a directive from the President that has much of the same power as a federal law. Several landmark moments in American history came about directly from the use of executive orders issued from the United States President’s desk, including one Supreme Court decision that limited a presidential executive order issued by Harry Truman. Relating To Cybercrime We Applaud President Donald Trump For His Commitment To Strengthening Internet Safety And Critical Online Infrastructure. 2017-Present Here is a list of President Trump's Executive Orders that matter to us: EO 13873: Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services [...]

ACT AGAINST SCAMS! – SCARS™ Campaign – Call To Action

SCARS™ ACT AGAINST SCAMS! - Call To Action Do You Want To Do Something To Make A Difference? Here is something very simple: Save this graphic to your phone / tablet / computer. Then when you find a fake profile, add it as a comment on the top post so other [...]

SCARS™ Winter 2019 Anti-Scam Campaign Ad

SCARS™ Winter 2019 Anti-Scam Campaign Ad The following is our new advertisement that will appear in English-language publications in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the U.K. during January through March 2019 Copyright © 2018 Society of Citizens Against Relationship ScamsSCARS SCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims. Visit www.AgainstScams.org to learn more about SCARS. Inc.   SCARS™ Team A SCARS Division [...]

SCARS™ A 27 Year History Of Service To Scam Victims

SCARS™ A 27 Year History Of Service To Scam Victims Our founder Dr. Tim McGuinness first started tracking scams and scammers in 1991 on the old America Online before the web came into existence for all. Over the years this activity migrated from AOL onto TigerDirect.com (our founder was a co-founder [...]

SCARS™ Make Over For 2019

SCARS|RSN™ Make Over For 2019 In the coming months, we will be implementing a series of creative changes to SCARS™ Romance Scams Now™ website and Social Media. This is a part of the new look for SCARS and RSN and part of the name change for the Society. Going forward [...]

RSN™ Commentary: Change In RSN Editorial Policy

RSN™ Commentary: Change In RSN Editorial Policy This week has been an interesting one on many levels. We have an attack by another anti-scam group supported by Facebook, we had an election that risks our progress against scammers, and one of our employees left our employment over hate and treats [...]

SCARS Guide: Romance Scam Victims & PTSD

SCARS Guide: Romance Scam Victims & PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Can Affect Romance Scam Victims After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may [...]

What Do Victims Believe 2018-1

What Do Victims Believe: RSN™ InfographicsInfographic Infographics (a shortened word of "information" and "graphics") are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. They can improve your understanding of a topic by utilizing graphics. Infographics have evolved in recent years to be more useful for mass communications and thus are designed with fewer assumptions about the readers' knowledge base than other types of visualizations. The results of surveys of scam victims conducted by Romance Scams Now - first quarter 2018. Copyright © 2018 Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS]

New RSN Website Record

New RSN Website Record 4,090,880 Visitor Website Views In The Last 12 Months - February 2017 Through January 2018 We Would Like To Thank Our Website Visitors! We Sincerely Appreciate The Trust You Place In Us! www.RomanceScamsNow.com The World’s Leading Anti-Scam Organization Since 1991 RSN is the Scam Avoidance Education [...]

Wow What A Month!

We want to let you know what has been happening with us! Over the last month we have had THREE hurricanes impact us! When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston Texas, our team took on of our boats to help rescue people there. Our team spent almost 10 days in Texas to [...]

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 [...]

HOW RSN PROVIDES SUPPORT

HOW WE PROVIDE SUPPORT PHONE SUPPORT Please be advised that Romance Scams Now does not provide phone based support. Our business phones are for that purpose only. We provide support by email, via Facebook, and our website. But with nearly a thousand contacts a day, our staffing level does not [...]

The Purpose Of An Anti-Scam Group

ROMANCE SCAMS NOW EDITORIAL What is the purpose of an Anti-Scam Group? In order to effectively combat online fraud, it takes more that hostility and hate. It requires change. The vast number of anti-scam groups post scammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. photos exhaustively. Unfortunately, the posting of scammer photos has little real value in [...]

Official RSN Predictions for the Coming Year 2017

It will soon be 2017 - Here Are The 11 for 17 Here are our official RSN predictions for the coming year 2017! Let's see in a year how many we get right! SCARS will meet with Facebook, begin discussions on the SCARS Plan, and Facebook will employ IP checking [...]

Romance Scams Now 25 Years Online

Thank You! 2016 is our 25th year online! We would like to sincerely thank all of our followers! Without you we would not be here! More than 5,000 people a day visit our website for education about romance scams, and almost 15,000 people are engaged with our Facebook pages. We [...]

OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF NIGERIA [UPDATED 2021]

OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF NIGERIA [UPDATED 2021] SCARS Ends its Boycott of Nigeria The progress has been significant and meaningful! Nigeria has made great progress. We got their attention and things are improving. That was our goal! Nigerian Boycott Campaign In [...]

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