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SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tips: How To Avoid Nigerian Letter Or “419” Email Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tips: How To Avoid Nigerian Letter Or "419" Email Scams Quick "419" Email Scam Avoidance Checklist: If the "opportunity" appears too good to be true, it probably is. Do not reply to emails asking for personal banking information. Be wary of individuals representing themselves as foreign government officials. Be cautious when dealing with individuals outside of your own country. Beware when asked to assist in placing large sums of money in overseas bank accounts. [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Official FBI Video: What Is A Romance Scam?

SCARS|RSN™ Official FBI Video: What Is A Romance Scam? Special Agent Christine Beining of the  FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation Describes Romance Scams Christine Beining, a special agent in the FBI's Houston Division, describes how scam artists use Internet sites to prey on lonely men and women to get to their money.   SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.     - - - - - - - - - [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scammer As A Consort

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scammer As A Consort Here Is A Head Scratcher Of A Dilemma Over the years we have seen everything, every type of scam, and every type of victim. However, there is one type of victim that has left us not knowing how best to help them. We know or know off women and men who are not exactly in denial, but they refuse to end their scams. They know or at least mostly [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Avoid Microsoft® Tech Support Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Avoid Microsoft® Tech Support Scams Protect Yourself From Tech Support Scams Courtesy of Microsoft® Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers use scare tactics to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services that supposedly fix the contrived device, platform, or software problems. How Tech Support Scams Work Scammers may call you directly on your phone and pretend to be representatives of a software company. They might even spoof the [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Chasing Your Money – A Psychological Trap

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Chasing Your Money - A Psychological Trap Don’t Get Caught Chasing The Money - That Path Can Lead To Addiction A specific form of self-entrapment that some romance scam victims struggle with is the urge to chase their losses. This is a syndrome very common to gamblers too! Chasing losses simply mean trying to win back the money you’ve already lost by gambling more. In the case of romance scam victims, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ ScamTV™ Video: Official FBI Video – What Is Social Engineering?

SCARS|RSN™ ScamTV™ Video: Official FBI Video - What Is Social Engineering? The FBI’s Protected Voices initiative provides cybersecurity recommendations to political campaigns on multiple topics, including social engineering, to help mitigate the risk of cyber influence operations targeting U.S. elections. For more information, visit fbi.gov/protected voices. While this video is a little dry and technical, it does describe complete what Social Engineering is and help you understand it. A Romance Scam is a perfect example [...]

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: Online Vigilantes Can Actually Hurt Criminal Cases

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Online Vigilantes Can Actually Hurt Criminal Cases Experts Warn Online Vigilantes Not To Share Photos Of People Accused Of Crimes A few months ago in Australia, the country was rocked by three shocking crimes in one week, and the public wanted justice. Naturally, the modern version of the gossip coffee klatch sprang to life on social media. Instead of just talking about the crimes, everyone wanted a piece of these criminals and proceeded [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Find Scammer Photos With Google® Reverse Image Search

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Find Scammer Photos With Google® Reverse Image Search Dedicated to Sarkresothavy Mean and Scam Survivors everywhere! Find Related Images With Reverse Image Search You can use a picture to find related images from the web. What You’ll Find When you search with a picture, your results may include: Similar images The websites that contain these images Other sizes of the picture you searched with How Google uses the pictures you search with The pictures or [...]

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™ Insight: Marriage Scams [VIDEO]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Marriage Scams [VIDEO] Marriage Fraud: Stories From Victims While many residents marry people from other countries, sometimes marriage is a scam to jump the immigration line. Learn about the consequences of marriage fraud and hear the stories of victims in this 5-minute video.   Have You Met Someone From Another Country On The Internet Or While Travelling? Some people think marriage to a Canadian citizen will be their ticket to Canada. [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Fake Check Scams Bait Consumers [PDF REPORT]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Fake Check Scams Bait Consumers [PDF REPORT] Don’t Cash That Check: BBB Study Shows How Fake Check Scams Bait Consumers If someone calls and asks for money, you might be skeptical. But what if the person sends you a check in advance, you cash the check, and your bank tells you that money is in your account? Sounds Like A Safe Deal, Especially If It Is A Cashier’s Check, Which Is As Good As Gold. Right? Wrong. Here’s what crooks know, but you may not: [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Warning: FBI Warns American Business Owners of Business E-Mail Compromise Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Warning: FBI Warns American Business Owners of Business E-Mail Compromise Scam FBI Has Important Information For Area Business Owners Who Find Themselves The Victim Of A Business E-Mail Compromise Scam (BEC also known as CEO Scams). This sophisticated financial fraud targets businesses of all types, especially those who regularly perform wire transfers. In addition to using spoofed e-mail accounts, the actors often compromise valid business e-mail accounts through social engineering or computer intrusion [...]

SCARS|RSN™ A 27 Year History Of Service To Scam Victims

SCARS|RSN™ A 27 Year History Of Service To Scam Victims Our founder Dr. Tim McGuinness first started tracking scams and scammers in 1991 on the old America Online before the web came into existence for all. Over the years this activity migrated from AOL onto TigerDirect.com (our founder was a co-founder of TigerDirect's parent in those days), then onto another major website that he published, and then onto a stand-alone dedicated website. Over the years we [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Warning: Newspaper Ad Scams Still Work

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Warning: Newspaper Ad Scams Still Work The following was oroginally published on one fo the SCARS|RSN Facebook pages in August 2017. However, these scams are appearing again. Be Warned! Security expert Crowetz warns against responding to a personal ad looking for a husband Two ads in local papers could be scams Is a local newspaper advertisement an old-fashioned bait and switch scam? In Thursday's Palm Beach Post, someone paid for space to post [...]

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 [...]

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