Advocating Against Romance Scammers provides education and awareness, across the community
of internet users, on the global problem that is romance driven scams, in order to help
curtail the number of victims, influence change among those that maintain social media
platforms, and hold those accountable through changes in legislation and pursuit through
the judiciary process.
Advocating Against Romance Scammers was created to help bring awareness and convey the way online romance scams have
impacted our world today. The ill aftermaths of poor platform security along with the significantly outdated Section 230
of the Communication Decency Act, has allowed criminals to use the platforms as their base to perform unlawful acts such
as identity theft, money laundering, sales of fake government id's etc. We cannot knowingly consent such activity to
transpire and we refuse to "roll over" to big tech companies. We are not just a voice, but your voice. Help bring
awareness to the cause and sign the petition. Every signature matters!
Colonel Bryan Denny (Ret.) is an online identity theft victim and Mrs. Kathy Waters, is a friend of a romance scam survivor who fell victim to a scammer by
way of Bryan's photos. After Kathy approached Bryan to help confirm the scam, the two joined forces to help bring awareness to all platform customers,
congressional departments, and other government agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Pentagon, and the Federal Bureau of
Investigation. The duo has also presented multiple reports on platform safety to Facebook Inc., resulting in sit down meetings with members of their policy
advisory, technology and security team.
As of today, Kathy and Bryan are encouraging a change to Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, and have engaged with several legislative staff on the
Bryan and Kathy understand the hardships, embarrassment, and victimization that comes along with romance scams and they are honored to help be the voice that
so many entrust onto them.
I am Colonel Bryan Denny, a retired U.S. Army Officer with over 26 years of military service. I have my Master's in Strategic Studies and Military Art and
Science. My pictures have been widely used by scammers on social and dating sites causing me to speak out to make a change in platform security. When not
fighting this good fight, I am spending time with my family, co-running a successful consulting firm, and participating in historical military reenactments
in the states and abroad.
I'm Kathy Waters, co-founder of Advocating Against Romance Scammers. I hold a Masters in Psychology and a Bachelors in Human Services. Prior to advocating,
I worked as a Social Services Director for seven years specializing in geriatrics. My days consist of working full time for a highly reputable medical
provider, spending time with my incredibly supportive family, and advocating for all scam survivors and identity theft victims.