Government & Scams

U.S. Government Shutdown Update January 5, 2018

U.S. Government Shutdown Update January 5, 2018 As a result of Congress' unwillingness to fund our national security (including cybersecurity), we received this from the United States Department of Homeland Security: STC Partners, Please note, that due to the current federal budgetary lapse and funding hiatus, certain STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign engagements, including our Partner Call, are being deferred and/or canceled. As such, in fairness to both our private and public-sector partners, the next STC [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: A New Year’s Resolution!

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: A New Year's Resolution PLEASE SHARE THIS Over the last four years, the SCARS' Board of Directors and their corporate sponsors have spent nearly a million U.S. Dollars on the operations of SCARS. Paying for employees, paying for offices and expenses, and most importantly building and maintaining the only dedicated worldwide scam and cybercrime reporting network managed by its SCARS|CDN Division - with over 100 reporting points on www.Anyscam.com and other locations and [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Getting Help From The FBI

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Getting Help From The FBI After You Report A Scam To The FBI (United States Federal Bureau of Investigation) via their www.IC3.gov website or by other means to one of their special agents, the FBI provides special Victims Services for you. FBI Victim Services FBI Victim Services Overview: The FBI's Victim Services Division (VSD) is responsible for ensuring that victims of crimes investigated by the FBI are afforded the opportunity to receive [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: 11 Nigerians Indicted

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: 11 Nigerians Indicted In U.S. Federal Court 11 Nigerians Indicted For Stealing Personal Information Of More Than 1,300 Employees Of Jacksonville Company If convicted of fraud, the penalty is a maximum of 20 years in federal prison By News4Jax.com Staff JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nearly a dozen Nigerian citizens accused of sending “phishing” emails to U.S. companies seeking employee identifying information have been indicted on conspiracy to commit wire fraud. U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced on Friday that [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: What Does The FBI’s IC3.gov Actually Do?

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: What Does The FBI's IC3.gov Actually Do? The FBI's IC3 Accepts Online Internet Crime Complaints From Either The Actual Victim Or From A Third Party To The Complainant They say that they can best process a complaint if they receive accurate and complete information from the person making the report. They request people provide the following information when filing a complaint: Victim's name, address, telephone, and email Financial transaction information (e.g., account information, transaction date [...]

SCARS|RSN Special Report & Scam Warning: New Fake Bank Scam

SCARS|RSN Special Report & Scam Warning: New Fake Bank Scam We all know that scammers are inventive and resourceful. They will create the most amazing stories to lure in unsuspecting victims. However, a new Zero-Day Scam wins the award for the most audacious. Scammers invented a Fake Bank called SkyNet Yes You Read That Right - SkyNet Here Is The Message That We Received From A Victim Caught Up In This Scam: I’m not sure [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: United States Military Ranks & Insignia

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: United States Military Ranks & Insignia THE UNITED STATES MILITARY RANK INSIGNIA Military rank is more than just who salutes whom. Military rank is a badge of leadership. Responsibility for personnel, equipment, and mission grows with each increase in rank. Do not confuse rank with pay grades, such as E-1, W-2 and O-5. Pay grades are administrative classifications used primarily to standardize compensation across the military services. The "E" in E-1 stands for [...]

Stolen Face / Stolen Identity – Robert Mueller : You Know Him, Right?

Stolen Identity: Do You Know Him? Robert Mueller Former FBI Agent & Impersonation Victim Frequently used by scammers to fool women! You Have Probably Seen His Photos Before! The real Robert Mueller is a Former FBI Agent & Currently A Special Prosecutor For The United States Government Robert Mueller Is Another Scammers Choice Award Winner Of course, you don't really know Robert Mueller, since these are stolen photos used by African Romance Scammers, but [...]

RSN™ Scam News: Crackdown on ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Nigeria Underway

RSN™ Scam News: Crackdown on ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Nigeria Underway Nigerian State Governor & Senator Ifeanyi Okowa orders crackdown on ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Nigeria Extracted from Nigerian News sources: Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday condoled with the family of Miss Elozino Ogege, a 300 level student of Mass Communication Department, Delta State University, (DELSU), Abraka who was brutally murdered by suspected ritualists masquerading as “Yahoo boys”. Governor Okowa, who was greatly distraught [...]

RSN™ Insight: U.S. Federal Trade Commission – Frauds and Losses by Age Reported By Consumers 2017 [Infographic]

RSN™ Insight: U.S. Federal Trade Commission - Frauds and Losses by Age Reported By Consumers 2017 [Infographic] FTC Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Reported Frauds and Losses by Age, Percentage Reporting a Fraud Loss and Median Loss by Age Reported Frauds and Losses by Age, Percentage Reporting a Fraud Loss and Median Loss by Age   RSN™ Team a division of SCARS™ Miami Florida U.S.A.     - - - - - - [...]

RSN™ Scam News: Scammers Retaliate Against Nigerian EFCC – Burn It To The Ground

RSN™ Scam News: Scammers Retaliate Against Nigerian EFCC - Burn It To The Ground Aftermath of Fire Outbreak: EFCC Relocates Data Centre, Inter-Agency Task Force Following the outbreak of fire on Monday evening at the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Data Centre and the office of the Combined Inter-Agency Task Force which were housed in the two Storey Costa Hall have been relocated to the Commission’s new Jabi [...]

RSN™ Guide: Deducting Scams Form Your U.S. Income Tax

RSN™ Guide: Deducting Scams Form Your U.S. Income Tax The following is not intended as Tax Advice and is provided for educational purposes only. Consult a professional tax preparer or tax attorney for all legal or professional advice about your taxes. Is It Possible To Recover Some Of Your Money Through Your Taxes? Maybe! You can legally claim casualty and theft losses on personal property as itemized deductions on a United States Tax Return. According [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Western Union Remission/Refund Program Update/News

RSN™ Special Report: Western Union Remission/Refund Program Update/News En Español Abajo United States v Western Union Remission Per their office site: Important: Determinations of remission eligibility have not yet been issued. The DOJ, FTC, and the claims administrator will NOT request petitioners pay any money to the administrator or anyone else in connection with the petition for remission process. If you receive such a request, it is fraudulent and should be directed to info@westernunionremission.com. Update September 10, [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Money back from MoneyGram?

RSN™ Special Report: Money back from MoneyGram? The Federal Trade Commission Announce A Settlement With MoneyGram For $125 million! November 8, 2018 by Karen Dodge Staff Attorney, Midwest Region, FTC We’ve all known for a long time that scammers ask people to pay by wiring money. Money wiring companies like MoneyGram and Western Union have also known that scammers have people wire money using their services. In fact, the FTC has sued both companies – which [...]

RSN™ Insight: FBI Sweetheart / Romance Scammer Advisory Podcast

RSN™ Insight: FBI Sweetheart / Romance Scammer Advisory Podcast Romance/Dating Scam Podcast FBI Sweetheart Scammer Advisory Interview According to the FBI that the average amount of money taken by a Sweetheart Scammer is between US$15,000 to US$20,000 per victim (per the FBI)     RSN™ Team a division of SCARS™ Miami Florida U.S.A.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - [...]

Presidential Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATIONS Presidential Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018 During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we acknowledge the danger that cyber threats pose to our economy and public infrastructure, and raise awareness about steps we can take to mitigate and prevent future attacks.  As these threats have continued to increase year after year, my Administration remains committed to bolstering our Nation’s cyber defenses and strengthening our national security. Under my Administration, our Nation’s cybersecurity is [...]

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