Online Fraud, Scams, & Cybercrime

//Online Fraud, Scams, & Cybercrime

Threats And Your Local Risk – SCARS|RSN™ Guide

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Threats And Your Local Risk Are You Worried That Scammers Will Come After You? We have heard from countless victims who truly feared for their lives! Almost always without real reason, but for every rule there are exceptions. Let's Break Down What Your Real Risks Are: First, it is important to understand that not all scammers or online criminals are African. Frankly, this makes a major difference in the type and magnitude of [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Receiving Gifts From Scammers

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Receiving Gifts From Scammers Have You Ever Been Asked By A Scammer For Your Address To Send You A Gift? A VICTIM RECENTLY ASKED: " I have a question to the group. What can it mean if a scammer wants to send me a Christmas surprise? I know that his passport is a fake and he asked for money, but I refused. What I have to expect if he is sending me a [...]

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™ 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™ Scam News Now: Six Ghanaian Scammers Arrested in the U.K. For Online Fraud

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News Now: Six Ghanaian Scammers Arrested in the U.K. For Online Fraud A Gang Of Six Ghanaians Based In The United Kingdom Have Been Busted In An Elaborate Fraud Scheme In London. The six, including two women, have been cited for setting up fraudulent companies to gain credit from major companies. Six Ghanaians Scammers Arrested in the U.K. For Online Fraud The six, including two women, have been cited for setting up fraudulent [...]

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™ Scam News: Cyber-crime Police bust Nigerian-led gang that cheated 21 people in India

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: Cyber-Crime Police Bust Nigerian-Led Gang That Cheated 21 People In India The Ahmedabad Cybercrime Police On Monday, December 9, Busted A Racket Involving Six Members From Nigeria, Uganda, And India According to the complaint filed by one of the victims, one Nigerian national identified as Lawrence Okosun,40, sent Kheradiya a friend request on Facebook claiming to be based in London. Cyber-crime Police bust Nigerian-led gang that cheated 21 people in India [...]

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 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™ Scam News: Scammer And Islamic Cleric Arrested With Human Body Parts In Lagos Nigeria

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: Scammer And Islamic Cleric Arrested With Human Body Parts In Lagos Nigeria Another Money Ritual Scammer: A UNIZIK Undergraduate And Their Islamic Cleric And Other Arrested With Ground Human Body Parts At Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria (UNIZIK) - an undergraduate and four others have been arrested by the local Police officers from the Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, for engaging in money rituals and scamming. Another Money Ritual [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: Four Liberians & 30 Koreans Arrested For Online Romance Scam US$1.15 million

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: Four Liberians & 30 Koreans Arrested For Online Romance Scam Four Liberians Arrested For Defrauding Koreans In Online Romance Scam Another Cartel Shut Down! SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean police have arrested four Liberians for defrauding more than 30 South Koreans of nearly 1.3 billion won (US$1.15 million) after posing as American military officers, officials said Tuesday. South Korean Police Have Arrested Four Liberians For Defrauding More Than 30 South [...]

RSN™ Scam News: Indian Police Break Up Online Scam Center

RSN™ Scam News: Indian Police Break Up Online Scam Center Indian Police Break Up International Fake Computer Virus Scam Business Those arrested have been running the scam out of defunct call centers. Indian police have arrested nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding victims around the world by sending fake pop-up messages warning them that their computers were infected with a virus and offering to rectify the problem at a price. Police spokesman Ajay [...]

RSN™ Scam News: 80-Year-Old American Woman In Trouble After Helping Nigerian Lover

RSN™ Scam News: 80-Year-Old American Woman In Trouble After Helping Nigerian Lover A Grand Traverse County Couple Almost Lost $4,300 In A Scam That Stretches From Toronto And Michigan To Florida And Nigeria. 80-Year-Old American Woman Acted As A Mule And Is In Trouble After Helping Nigerian Lover To Scam U.S. Company An 80-year-old American woman identified as Sylvia Williams has been arrested for allegedly conspiring with her Nigerian lover to scam a company. A Florida [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Cybercriminals Targeting Your Children’s Identities

RSN™ Special Report: Cybercriminals Targeting Your Children's Identities Your Child's Identity Is Valuable To Cybercriminals There are a lot of reasons why a child’s identity and ID information is target #1 for some cybercriminals Unfortunately, a child’s personal information is particularly susceptible to criminals looking to steal an identity. Most often, child identity theft starts with a stolen Social Security number, however, it can also start with their parent being romance scammed. This highly-valuable piece [...]

RSN™ Scam News: November 3 2018

RSN™ Scam News: November 3 2018 Because There Is So Much Scam & Scammer News Daily We Will Present The News In A New Form That Will Take You To The Worlds Top Scam News Stories Today's Scam News: "Emotional terrorists": The financial and psychological toll of catfishing scams [Video] Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale Alleged Nigerian internet fraudster nabbed Rise in 'Sweetheart Scams' breaks hearts and bank accounts Virginia Man [...]

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