IT DOES NOT MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, YOU STILL HAVE A VOICE IN THIS - YOU CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Most of the social & dating web sites are based in the United States and must follow United States laws. Scammers affect everyone of you that are members of the
sites, no matter where you live. This means that even though you may not live in the United States, your voice still matters.
By signing the Petition you are letting the United States Congress know this affects everyone worldwide and they have the Power to make a huge difference, not
just for people in the United States but for all of us everywhere throughout world.
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Responsibilities Required From Social Media Regarding Military & Romance Scamming
Romance Scammers are all over social media networks. These scammers primarily use pictures, names and valor's of men and women who are actively serving in our
military, retired or are deceased. Other prime targets for the scamming are Celebrities, and other high profile names. 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 and women.
Working with a retired Colonel from the United States Army whose pictures, name and child have been used in the scammers story, I 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 I bring this petition to you.
Due to the overwhelming numbers of fraudulent accounts throughout social media and the unidentified number of victims, we need to be the voice. Social Media has a
great amount of power, and with power comes an abundance of responsibility.
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.
We are working hard to find a Champion to take on our proposal to amend the 230 Communications 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
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.