Date: 2018-03-01 14:28
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Here at RSN we hear from dozens of victims EVERY DAY who complain about their police.
That when they went to the police they did nothing!
Let's remember a simple fact - your police did not put you in this situation. We are not meaning to shame you, but remember that you accepted the scammer and sent the money.
Your police are severely limited in what they can do about your situation because of International Treaties. As much as people tend to think they live in a free borderless world - you don't.
Scammers live in other sovereign nations with their own laws.
Your police cannot just run off to Africa and make it all right because you want them to. They also KNOW that in most cases investigating these crimes will be a dead end leading to a fake identity - so they use their resources for crimes they can do something about
Try to remember that people who have not personally been through this experience do not understand it. It is up to you to help them understand how it happens, and in doing that accept your own part that you played.
What is important for the police is to understand the scope and magnitude of these crimes (how many victims and how much money) so they can pressure politicians to change or enact new treaties that allow for better enforcement. But if you make yourself the "angry victim" you will not get the support you need.
Put your pride, your anger, and your shame aside and do the adult thing.
Report scammers to: your local police, national police, and
Recognize you know very *censored* about scamming and scammers.
Just because you are victim does not make you an expert.
But you can still share your story and help others in the process.
By opening up about what happened to you, not only will the police be more approachable, but so will your family and friends - and they are the ones that need help to avoid a similar fate!
Yes, you did a dumb thing and were scammed, but so many victims keep making it worse by their attitude and behavior after the scam.
You can get help.
You can make a difference.
We are here to help you do both of those!
Remember to thank you local police for all that they do to keep you and those you care about safe!
And remember that reporting scammers does good, even if you don't think it does!
Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS]
Miami Florida USA