Advocating Against Romance Scammers
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Latest Update - Advocating Against Romance Scams
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Published on Mon Mar 23 07:40am
No matter what’s going on in the world, we ARE still here! Congress has limited their onsite employees at this time, therefore, we have to be patient with the future plans coming up. Congress is working on other matters that are currently taking precedence over social media concerns, and that is unfortunate but absolutely understandable. As far as we are aware, our bi-monthly call is still “a go” this Wednesday with the ACCO (Alliance to Counter Crimes Online). This is a great group of experts we belong to that are all fighting for online safety. It will be good to hear what they are doing on their ends of the world regarding the battle against online crimes.
The petition continues to receive signatures, the Youtube channel is active, and we are always accepting letters of support for the need of platform safety and or your own personal story of how you were affected by a scammer (Were you a victim? Friend of Family member of a victim? Are you an Identity Theft Victim?).
We of course will always keep you updated with what’s going on. During this congressional downtime we hope to provide more PSA’s to help share, and educate on the issue of Romance Scams.
Stay safe, stay inside as much as possible, and do something nice for yourself. We all deserve that! Many thoughts and prayer to everyone around the world! AARS
Our Cause
Sgt. Stuart James
Lt. Jeffrey Miller
Medic Sally Clarke
Sgt. Jason Jordan
Maj. Gordon Hannett
Scammers, especially Military Romance Scammers are all over social media networks. These scammers use pictures, names and valor's of men and women who are actively serving in our military, retired or are deceased. The scammers are aware how highly Americans think and feel for their military and they use this to pull at the heart strings of vulnerable men & women.
Working with retired Colonel Bryan Denny from the United States Army whose pictures, name and children have been used in the scammers story, We have come to realize just what an epidemic this is. Unfortunately, many of the victims are afraid, ashamed, and embarrassed to come forward. Many just want to forget about the scam and move on with their lives. That is why we bring this petition to you.
Due to the overwhelming numbers of fraudulent accounts throughout social media and the unidentified number of victims, we all need to be the voice. Social Media has a great amount of power, and with power comes an abundance of responsibility.
Our Battle
Because of the majority of romance scammers residing in other countries, the United States has very little jurisdiction over these criminals, therefore we must work from where and what we know, and that is through the United States and our legislative system.
We are looking to encourage social media sites to provide more public service announcements by way of television, movie theater ads, magazines, radio, etc. and provide additional man power to their fraudulent account tracking system as well as upgrading their security system to recognize these duplicated accounts that are recreated literally moments to hours after being deleted.
Facial recognition does not solve all problems, especially when these scammers are using generic pictures (flowers, hearts etc.) on their profiles and cyber security is unable to recognize this discrepancy.
Our Proposal - Advocating For You
Section 230
Washington, D.C.
U.S. Congress
Letters to Congress
Public Outcry
We are working hard to find a Champion to take on our proposal to amend Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act of 1996 with the focus on identity theft. When this law was put into place 20 years ago there was little to no thought of the extreme type of crimes that could and or would be posted onto the social media platforms.

This law gives social media a "get out of jail free" card, in other words, they are not held responsible for anything posted to their site by their own consumers. These sites are used as breeding grounds, and the social media companies are fully aware.

We are not people who promote regulation, however it is very obvious, in previous news stories and with our own investigation, that self regulation is not the answer to consumer safety and security. We are proposing routine technology upgrades, additional staff to match growing population and ongoing up to date education. Items that are not successfully being done under self regulation.
Personal Note
Having over an estimated 3500 volunteer/advocate hours not including our in person and or teleconference meetings, along with travel, We have no plans to cease this fight, but every intention to follow through until identity theft victims and scam survivors feel vindicated. We feel it is an honor and a privilege to be a voice for so many
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