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

SCARS|RSN™ 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? Deborah Maree Taylor tricked a German man into thinking she was a US Army sergeant who needed more than $12,000 before she could take her “forever leave” to be with him. What that man did not know, was that Taylor was a grandmother, living [...]

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

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: 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 PshychoCentral: The only way you can accept new joy and happiness into your life is to make space for it. If your heart is filled [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: TEDed Introduction To Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [VIDEO]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: TEDed Introduction To Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [VIDEO] What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault. PTSD has been known by many names in the past, such as “shell shock” during the years of World [...]

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

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC 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, and possession of fraudulent documents. The suspects are: Joshua Awoyemi, Sadiq Adeola, Olusoga Sadiq, Olalekan Savage, Arinze Princewill, Ojelabi Adewale, Ibrahim Habib, Wusu Damilare, Kadejo [...]

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

SCARS|RSN™ 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 of the Commission swept on their hideouts. The early morning raid led to the arrest of 27 men and four ladies suspected to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Executive Order Establishing a Task Force on Consumer & Cyber Fraud

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Executive Order Establishing a Task Force on Consumer & Cyber Fraud While a large portion of the intent of this Executive Order is on establishing a Federal Task Force on various activities, its action also includes online and Internet-based fraud, scams, and cybercrime. It formalizes a United States Government response to place new attention of all forms of transnational crime across the board and empowers new actions and recommendations that should result in [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Executive Order Regarding Transnational Criminal Organizations

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Executive Order Regarding Transnational Criminal Organizations While a large portion of the intent of this Executive Order is on transnational criminality, its action also includes online and Internet-based fraud, scams, and cybercrime. It formalizes a United States Government response to place new attention of all forms of transnational crime across the board and empowers new actions and recommendations that should result in escalating enforcement. Here Is The Full Text Of The Executive Order Enforcing [...]

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 to support and assistance, but not everyone is ready for a real support group - they need to learn and work through issues before they [...]

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

SCARS™ Advocacy: President Donald Trump's Executive Orders 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 Supply Chain EO 13870: America's Cybersecurity Workforce EO 13865: Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses EO 13863: Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Basic Fakery Deception & Lies

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Basic Fakery Deception & Lies The Typical Relationship Scam Has A Simple Set Of Basic Fakes Or Lies As you already know, not everyone using online dating sites or social media is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos stolen from other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. This is the essential element of a romance scam. At Their Core, Romance Scams Rely On Impersonation, Fakery, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Support: Open Letter To A Victim In Pain

SCARS|RSN™ Support: Open Letter To A Victim In Pain We had a victim come to us in a rage over wanting to find her scammer. It appears she is not listening. We hope this information makes its way to her! Here Is Her Last Message To Us: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - " My [...]

My Truth – A SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial By Clair St. Jennifer

A SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial By Clair St Jennifer The following is a Guest Editorial by Clair St Jennifer - a Scam Survivor and Member of SCARS|RSN Support Groups. Clair plays a role in helping scam victims to recover and educating them to avoid scams in the future. My Truth I want to take the time to talk to people that have been the victim of a romance scam about future relationships. When you were being [...]

Journaling And Recovery From Scams – SCARS|RSN™ Victim Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Victim Recovery: Journaling And Recovery From Scams The Key For Every Victim Is Balance And Recovery Should Begin With Journaling We are at the end of another year with 2019 around the corner.  What better time than now to consider the value of keeping a journal and tracking your daily life balance from an emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical levels. There are various types of journaling that you can do and is based on your personal [...]

What Does Recovery Mean For A Scam Victim? A SCARS|RSN™ Guide

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: What Does Recovery Mean For A Scam Victim? What Does It Mean to Be "In Recovery"? In this article, we are going to talk about recovery, as in recovery after a scam. What Does It Mean To Recover? In Our Use, We Mean That Recovery Is A Process However, because scams are complex in that they involve psychological traumatization (as a victim), involve addiction (as in the mental addiction to the [...]

SCARS|RSN Guide: Romance Scam Victims & PTSD

SCARS|RSN 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 be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This can affect people in many different situations but appears to be especially prevalent with romance scam victims. [...]

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 [...]

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