The rules here are very simple. Most of them are simply common sense and common courtesy.
We will NOT help you if you lie to us. We deal with enough lies from the scammers. We will not tolerate anyone coming here asking for help and then lying to the staff. You lie to us, you're gone. Simple as that.
Links and advice to go to http://www.blackmailscams.com
are all over the site. If you ignore these and ask for help that can be found there, your post will be ignored or simply deleted. The same goes for "will they post my video?" posts.
Do NOT tell your scammer they're posted here. If we find out that you've pointed a scammer here, we WILL delete your account. No ifs, buts or second chances.
Your details have to match your information.
If you claim to be in one part of the world, but your information shows you to be elsewhere, then your account will be deleted. Pseudunyms are allowed, but falsifying any other information is not. Pretending to be another individual for the purposes of attempting to fool people will result in an instant ban.
Illegal activities are not allowed.
We will not tolerate any discussion of illegal activities by forum members. The scammers may be criminals, but we are not. Such actions will get you banned. This is especially so with matters referring to hacking.
Multiple accounts are not allowed without permission of the forum staff. If you forget your password, request a new one. Don't make a new account.
Regarding blackmail scams/sextortion: If the person told you they were underage before the blackmail incident occurred and you continued to talk to them, we CAN NOT and WILL NOT help you. If we discover that the person told you they were underage and you proceeded to talk to them in a sexual way, your account will be closed and we may seek advice from law enforcement.
Self-Promotion is Spam.
Everything here is checked by our administration and moderation team. If we catch questionable content, it will immediately be edited or removed for further investigation. Any post that is considered advertising or an attempt to lure a person to another site fits under this subject. Doing so will result in your account being suspended.
Vulgar language is not allowed.
This constitutes the use of any kind of offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate material. Inappropriate language will potentially be removed and users will be warned. User names should be appropriate and not contain any unsuitable words.
When posting up photos, none showing anything other than fully clothed people are acceptable. No underwear or bikini/swimwear shots, no excessive cleavage or other flesh. Our membership consists of both males and females, so photos that would offend either gender are not permitted. Any unsuitable photos we find will be deleted. Continued breaking of this rule or posting of excessively sexual images will result in your account being closed.
First amendment rights do not apply to web sites.
You keep using those words. I don't think it means what you think it means. First amendment rights/"freedom of speech" are only applicable when it comes to governments. No part of the First Amendment requires private companies and/or citizens to provide a forum for others. When you enter a website, you agree to abide by their rules and regulations. Membership is a privilege and not a right, and can be revoked at any time.
Do not post provocative, outrageous, or pointless messages only to get a response from others, i.e. "trolling." Repeat violators will be permanently banned.
Do NOT continue to chase or contact your scammer. Do NOT post on their profiles or try to get their accounts shut down or tell them you know they're a scammer.
Both of the above can put any potential law enforcement investigations in jeopardy.
Do NOT contact the real people in the photos the scammers use. When we do so, we use our official site accounts. The people in the photos are victims, and we do not condone people harassing them for any reason.
Do NOT create posts that simply state "XXXXXX is a scammer" with no proof to back up the claim. Posts MUST be presented with PROOF on why the person is a scammer. Any threads without adequate proof will be removed or deleted.
We attempt to censor the posts made here by individuals as little as possible, and then usually only to ensure they conform with the forum rules regarding nudity in images posted. As such, the opinions expressed in these forums are not necessarily those of this site or its staff.
Word censors are there for a reason. Do not try to circumvent them in any way.
Do not post in long abandoned threads unless it is to add relevant information. This is called "necroing" and is frowned upon. Doing so will result in your post being deleted.
Do not quote the post above you. We can see it already. No need to see it again.
In order to maintain a positive atmosphere, no personal attacks or insults will be tolerated. While discussions may become heated, it is not an excuse to result to attacks or insults. There is a difference between a passionate, respectful discussion and one that delves into personal matters. Think of it as debating issues, not individuals. When the line is crossed, the discussion may be closed by the moderation team. Violators will be warned and potentially banned.
Our site relies on the exchange of information. If you are unwilling to do this, then you will be removed from this site. You found us because of what others shared - refusing to do the same goes against the spirit of the site and will not be tolerated.
We welcome people regardless of their political or religious beliefs, but they should be left out of threads unless absolutely relevent to the subject at hand. Forcefully trying to impose your views on these matters to others will end in your account being terminated.
Moderators and Administrators Have the Final Word. If you have a problem or a complaint, direct it to the administrators and/or moderators, not to the boards. The appropriate actions will be taken. If one staff member informs you of a decision that's not to your liking, writing to others in the hopes of a different outcome will get you banned. We reserve the right to ban flagrant offenders when deemed necessary, with or without prior warning. "Back seat modding" is also forbidden. Moderators were chosen for their knowledge and skills when it comes to dealing with scammers and those who have been scammed. Do not try to preempt their decisions and rulings.
If you have something to post and you're not sure which board it belongs in, do not post it in more than one board. If the administrators or moderators think it would fit better in another location, it will be moved there. Duplicate threads only serve to create confusion.
Multiple Accounts Per Individual Are Not Permitted
If you forget your password, use the password recovery tool, in which case you will be able to reset your password, given that you have access to the e-mail associated with your account. If you are still unable to log in, contact the administrator.
Details on confirmed scammers will not be removed from the forum. Posts cannot be edited by anyone other than forum staff after 60 minutes to prevent hacked accounts from deleting information that can save others from being scammed. We will edit your name out of posts, but we will not remove anything related to the scammer. Requests to remove details in a post, claiming the person in the photographs is genuine will be met with a request of our own, asking for photographic proof. If none is forthcoming, the details will not be removed. This has to be done in order to prevent scammers from attempting to have details of their profiles removed so they can continue scamming unhindered.
All content posted become the intellectual property of scamsurvivors.com and can be used by us in order to promote awareness of scamming and/or our site.
Any party deliberately trying to deceive us, or abusing our time and/or resources in any way give up any rights to anonymity. Under these circumstance you agree we may publish any and all details provided or discovered after research publicly.
The forum rules can be added to/amended at any time and without prior warning by the forum staff.