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RSN™ Guide: What Is The Relationship Between Scammer And Victim?

RSN™ Guide: What Is The Relationship Between Scammer And Victim? It Is The Relationship Between Predator & Prey! Originally published by RSN in April 2016, and updated September 2018 Unfortunately, The Predators Have Been Winning For Decades! A predator is an organism that eats (or preys) another organism. The prey is the organism which the predator eats. Some examples of predator and prey are lion and zebra, bear and fish, and fox and rabbit. The [...]

RSN™ Guide: Hate Who Your Scammer Is

RSN™ Guide: Hate Who Your Scammer Is We Have A Few Serious Questions For Scam Victims: Do You Know Who Your Scammer Is? Do You Hate Your Scammer? Can You Ever Forgive Your Scammer? When You Say You Can't Forgive Your Scammer, Do You Even Know Who Your Scammer Is? For most of you (especially victims of African Scammers), the answers are NO! You do not really know who your scammer is or was. For [...]

RSN™ Insight: The Pig Pen Syndrome

RSN™ Insight: The "Pig Pen" Syndrome "Shit Happens" Is The Old Saying Sometimes It Happens A Lot And Doesn't Stop. Did You Ever Think You Might Be The Cause? Some people believe in the Karmic Wheel, but while that may influence luck on a long-term scale, it probably is not the cause. Pig Pen from the Peanuts The Cause Is What I Call The "Pig Pen Syndrome." "Pig-Pen" is a major male character [...]

SCARS™ Is Off To China Again

SCARS™ Is Off To China Again SCARS ANNOUNCEMENT The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] is once again traveling to China this weekend. The purpose of the visit will be to establish the SCARS Offices in the province of Guangdong, from which SCARS will develop victims' education and assistance programs for Chinese Victims of Romance and related online crimes. SCARS' initial involvement and coordination with Chinese police and regional governments have yielded a new [...]

The Trauma of Victimization

The Trauma of Victimization Provided by the National Center for Victims of Crimes SCARS is registered with the NCVC as an online crime victims’ assistance and support organization Overview The trauma of victimization is a direct reaction to the aftermath of crime. Crime victims suffer a tremendous amount of physical and psychological trauma. The primary injuries victims suffer can be grouped into three distinct categories: physical, financial and emotional. When victims do not receive the [...]

SCARS Announcement: SCARS First Annual Conference 2019

SCARS Announcement: SCARS First Annual Conference 2019 The first annual conference for the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] SCARS 1st Annual International Conference Miami Florida USA • November 16 & 17, 2019 Hosted by the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] It will be two days of speakers and presentations by leading victims' advocates, law enforcement, U.S. Congressional delegates, representatives from the U.S. Government, Leading Academics, and SCARS Leadership. The agenda will be [...]

What Do Victims Believe 2018-1

What Do Victims Believe: RSN™ Infographics The results of surveys of scam victims conducted by Romance Scams Now - first quarter 2018. Copyright © 2018 Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS]

RSN™ Guide: How Police Decide What Is Worth Investigating?

RSN™ Guide: How Police Decide What Is Worth Investigating? The challenge Police face with scams: As any scam victim knows, the local police (or even national police) are very reluctant to get involved. Some local police don’t even want to take a police report (though they will take “informational reports” if a victim insists). There is a reason for this and it involves a Law Enforcement process known as “Solvability.” When a police report is [...]

RSN EDITORIAL “The Lion”

RSN EDITORIAL "The Lion" Everyone believes they will live forever. Everyone believes crime will never happen to them. No one expects to be the victim of a romance scam! Did you? We live in a world that has been the same since the beginning of time. There are lions out there and they will eat you if you let them. Did you read that part? IF YOU LET THEM! Humans evolved in an environment where we [...]

The Keys to Motivating Yourself After a SCAM!

The Keys to Motivating Yourself After a SCAM! Recognize that you were scammed. Admit it. Say it out loud! You were scammed! Don’t be ashamed. Accept that you were manipulated. They used you against yourself. They got the better of you! You gave them your money. You sent it to them willingly. It is never coming back! Accept that. They are beyond your reach. They live in countries across the ocean. You can’t get them [...]

Why Do You Think You Were Scammed?

Why Do You Think You Were Scammed? You Wanted To Believe You Did Not See What Was There You Made False Assumptions You Did Not Question Anything PROBLEM IS THAT MOST VICTIMS ARE STILL DOING THAT! ARE YOU? Are you still doing that in the Social Media Friends you accept online? Are you still doing that in the Facebook Groups you join? Are you still doing that in the Social Media Pages & Websites you [...]

RadioRSN Interview with Debby Montgomery

RadioRSN Audio Interview with Debby Montgomery An interview with Debby Montgomery, a Romance Scam survivor conducted by Dr. Tim McGuinness Chairman of the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams™ [SCARS]™ for RadioRSN™ on March 8th, 2018 Alternate Playback Here: https://soundcloud.com/user-121882415/2018-03-08-1a Permission to link to audio recording - permission not granted to copy, reproduce, edit or alter in any way. To obtain permission contact [email protected] Copyright © 2018 Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams Inc.

RSN™ Guide: Saving Scammers’ Current Victims

Saving Scammers' Current Victims It Starts With You! Victims are everywhere! Scammers are everywhere! When you find a scammer profile you will see people commenting or friending that profile. These are men or women who are believing that the face in the photo is real. These are either already victims (and may just not know it yet) or are just waiting to be scammed. You can do something about this! It is very simple! It [...]

Are We Real?

A HATER JUST CALLED US FAKE! Our Official Response Unlike incompetent scam haters this or captain that or police team group something else, RSN's Team has been working against scammers for 27 years - since 1991 - starting on the old AOL. Our first webpage was published on TigerDirect.com in 1995 (yes our founder was also a co-founder of TigerDirect in 1985), then was spun out as a separate website in 1998 - with the RSN brand [...]

RSN™ Guide: Scam Baiting Is A Waste Of Time

Why Do People Scam Bait? Let's start with the basic problem. Victims want to regain control. When a person is scammed, especially a romance scam, they lose control. The scammer was in control and when the victim realizes this it is a profound shock. Every Victim Will Feel Betrayed & Powerless! Naturally, the victim wants to assert some control over their life and potentially over the scammers by taking action. Any action! This manifests itself [...]

International Relationships Are Dead!

International Relationships Are Dead! It is no longer safe to contemplate a long distance relationship! One of the amazing things about the Internet was how it allowed us to connect with amazing people around the world. This was one of the blessings of online dating also, and in fact Facebook as well. You could connect and make friends the world over. Now fast forward to 2018 and the Internet is a dangerous place filled with fake [...]

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