February 14th Log Off Facebook Day

By |2017-02-06T17:11:20+00:00February 6th, 2017|About SCARS, Campaign Against Online Fraud, Facebook Scammers|

TURN OFF FACEBOOK ON 2/14 LOG OFF AND CONNECT WITH THE REAL WORLD AND THE REAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE! By Tim McGuinness, Ph.D., Chairman of SCARS One of my activities as Chairman of the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS][www.AgainstRomanceScams.org] (ok, you can stop laughing now), is to help guide the organization towards [...]

Why Are There Online Scammers?

By |2017-01-01T15:17:05+00:00December 28th, 2016|Campaign Against Online Fraud, Facebook Scammers, SCARS Anti-Scam Information, SCARS News & Updates|

Why Does Facebook & Social Media Largely Ignore Scammers? United States Law rules the Internet (or did until Obama gave the internet away this year) One of these laws is 47 U.S.C. § 230, a Provision of the Communication Decency Act All of us in the Internet industry in those days (which included our CEO [...]

Facebook Openly Deletes Scammer Data

By |2016-10-16T07:49:34+00:00August 5th, 2016|Facebook Scammers, SCARS Anti-Scam Information, SCARS News & Updates|

Today Represents A Pivot Point For Facebook Today is the day that Facebook Openly Acted To Protect Scammers on Facebook over the interests of their subscribers. The UNITED STATES CONGRESS passed the Communications Decency Act (specifically the Section 230) which protected companies like Facebook from liability for things posted by third-parties, such as scammers. However, [...]