Government & Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Government Report: FTC Releases 2018 Privacy and Data Security Update

SCARS|RSN™ Government Report: FTC Releases 2018 Privacy and Data Security Update The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s primary privacy and data security enforcer, released its annual report highlighting its privacy and data security work for 2018. [See Below] The FTC’s privacy and security enforcement actions in 2018 included shutting down revenge porn website MyEx.com, approving a settlement with peer-to-peer payment service Venmo over deceptive privacy settings, approving an expanded settlement with Uber Technologies, Inc. to resolve data security and privacy [...]

How You Just Might Get Your Money Back! – A SCARS|RSN™ Special Report

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: How You Just Might Get Your Money Back! The following is an editorial and is NOT intended to express a legal opinion. We strongly recommend that all matters of law be discussed and reviewed with a licensed attorney. There Just Might Be A Way To Recover Some Money Is Specific Countries SMALL CLAIMS COURT What is a Small Claim? Small-claims courts have limited jurisdiction to hear civil cases between private litigants. Courts authorized to try small [...]

Risk To Victims Is Increasing – SCARS|RSN™ Commentary

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Risk To Victims Is Increasing Victims Are Ever More At Risk Of Prosecution And Litigation Over Their Silence And Failure To Report Their Scams IMPORTANT CHANGES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR VICTIMS You may not have known it but more and more victims are being held accountable for the scams they are engaged in. This almost always applies to those that DO NOT REPORT scams but are discovered as [...]

Three Romanians Plead Guilty In $21 Million Phishing Scheme – SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Three Romanians Plead Guilty In $21 Million Phishing Scheme The trio intruded into U.S. computer servers, sent phishing messages to thousands, and stole Social Security and bank account information. ATLANTA - Robert Codrut Dumitrescu has pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud conspiracy, computer fraud and abuse, and aggravated identity theft in connection with a Romania-based scheme that stole $21 million worth of Social Security and bank account information. His conspirators, [...]

SCARS Declaration For Victim’s Dignity

SCARS Declaration For Victim's Dignity Today is March 1st, 2019 - March Forward Day! The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams releases its SCARS Declaration For Victim's Dignity and the Rights of Cybercrime Victims. To read the full Declaration please click here »     SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: SCARS, Declaration, Cybercrime Victims, Scam Victims, Victim's Dignity, Victim's Right, Fairness, - - - - - - - - - [...]

Europol Releases New Ransomware Tool – SCARS|RSN™ CYBERCRIME NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ CYBERCRIME NEWS: Europol Releases New Ransomware Tool No More Ransom To The Rescue: New Decryption Tool Released For Latest Version Of Gandcrab Ransomware Free decryption tool could save victims millions in ransomware payments The wait for the victims of GandCrab is over: a new decryption tool has been released today for free on the No More Ransom depository for the latest strand of GandCrab, one of the world’s most prolific ransomware to date. This tool was [...]

Cell Phone Scam – SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Cell Phone Scam Fifth Defendant Sentenced to Prison for Sophisticated International Cellphone Fraud Scheme A former West Palm Beach, Florida resident who was extradited to the United States from the Dominican Republic was sentenced to 65 months in prison today for multiple criminal charges in connection with a sophisticated global cell phone fraud scheme that involved compromising cellphone customers’ accounts and “cloning” their phones to make fraudulent international calls. U.S. Attorney Ariana [...]

Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams [Infographic] – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams [Infographic]   Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams Infographic SCARS #ActAgainstScams Campaign     SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Internal Revenue Service, United States Government, IRS, Phone Scams, IRS Scam, Gift Card Scam, iTunes Scam, Tax Scam, Infographic, #ActAgainstScams, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - - - [...]

Major Story – EU Blacklists Nigeria, Libya Over Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing – SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Major Story - EU Blacklists Nigeria, Libya Over Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. “The European Commission adopted today a list of 23 third countries with weak rules against money laundering and terrorism financing. I would like first to [...]

Australian Consumer Protection Warns Of Online Scams After Number Of Victims Spikes By A Third – SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Australian Consumer Protection Warns Of Online Scams After Number Of Victims Spikes By A Third Authorities say the number of scam victims is much higher than reported figures Scammers can be far more convincing than many people believe People are urged to be cynical towards any unsolicited phone calls, texts and emails Click On The Title In The Content Box Below To View The Full Story RSN™ Team A SCARS Division [...]

Official U.S. Airforce Warning – SCARS|RSN™ Special Report

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Official U.S. Airforce Warning Take Proactive Measures, Research To Prevent Scams By Senior Airman William Tracy, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs / Published January 29, 2019 Scams Have Been Around Since The Dawn Of Civilization, However, And Thanks To Technology, They Have Grown In Sophistication An example of a phishing email arrives in an Airman’s inbox at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 21, 2019. Phishing is a scamming technique in which a [...]

Stay Safe During Tax Time – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Stay Safe During Tax Time Stay Safe From Cybercrime & Identity Theft During Tax Time Download the Tax-Tips-2018-STC Guide Here »   Provided by the Stop|Think|Connect campaign from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. SCARS is a partner organization to the Campaign.   SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: Phishing Scams, Email Scams, IRS Scams, Tax Scams, Tax Season, Phone Scams, Impersonation Scams, Social Media, Spyware, IRS Employees, IRS Calls, IRS [...]

LGBTQ Online Safety Guide – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: LGBTQ Online Safety Guide What LGBTQ Communities Should Know About Online Safety Download the LGBTQ_Online_Safety Guide [PDF] »   SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: LGBTQ, Online Safety, Stop-Think-Connect, USDHS, Department of Homeland Security, Cybersafety, Cybersecurity, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   - - - - - - [...]

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 [...]

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