Hi. Just a brief reminder to check our Squidoo site regularly as that is where the most updates happen in information to help you learn how to be safe online from romance scams.
The most current updates include instructions on how to find full headers and track IP addresses in emails you receive. These instructions, along with other helpful information can be found here.
At our Squidoo site you will not only find helpful, educational information, but you will also find some fun activities to do such as taking polls. We would really appreciate it if you would all vote on the polls. They are completely anonymous.
There is also a place where you can briefly tell your story about what happened to you. This is also completely anonymous.
If you are on Twitter, you can join us on the Squidoo site in Twitter Storm.
Why, you may ask, do we have all this going on at a website separate from our main chat room website? Squidoo is a very special place online where we are able to possibly make a little money to help defray the costs of the chat website and domain name. This is a much better method of taking care of keeping us online than to have one or two members footing the bills all the time. How does this work? It's simple. There are products listed on the site that are for sale through Amazon.com and all those products are related to online dating scams. So if you were to go to Amazon.com to buy a book about romance scams, instead of buying it directly from Amazon, you can buy it from our Squidoo site. Squidoo itself also places ads on our site and we get a portion of all sales through those ads. This way we get some of the profit. It's not much, but every little bit helps.
We also see Squidoo as a site that offers some additional fun activities. When you visit our Squidoo site, you can also find, in addition to the previously mentioned activities, various YouTube videos showing romance scammers in action, and other romance scam videos on YouTube. We also have some YouTube videos of some of our chat room music we like to share together.
Be sure to click the Facebook like button when you visit. Also click the thumbs up button as both of those actions boost our points and helps us earn awards that boost our ranking in Squidoo as well as in the search engines. One thing to know, however. If you do click the Facebook like button, your Facebook name and profile picture will show on the Squidoo page and the link to our page will show on your wall. Liking us does not link you to having been scammed. It only shows that you appreciate what we are trying to do to help others. You can also post comments on our page.
We, at Scams of the Heart (SOTH) are family. We want to be there for each other, and we want to be there for those who come in newly hurt by these criminals. What we want to do with Squidoo is take the burden of the cost of our chat room off the shoulders of the one or two or three who help pay for it now. Your regular visits help us. Your thumbs up, your votes on the polls, the videos you watch, and especially any products you might order through our site all go toward helping us keep SOTH online. Besides, it's fun as well as informative!
If you have any suggestions for topics to post on the Squidoo site, please leave us a comment here, or on Squidoo, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org