Advance Fee Fraud

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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. [...]

Do You Love Me? Psychological Characteristics of Romance Scam Victims

Do You Love Me? Psychological Characteristics of Romance Scam Victims An Academic Study by Monica T. Whitty, Ph.D. Foreword By The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] For the purpose of enhancing victim understanding and victim assistance & support providers knowledge, we are presenting the study in its entirety without edits or comments. While the results are the interpretation of the researcher and may differ from the practical experience of our organization over 27 years, we feel this [...]

RSN™ Guide: The Macau Scam

RSN™ Guide: The Macau Scam What Is A Macau Scam? The Malaysian “Macau Scam” is a variation of the Nigerian 419 Advance Fee Fraud. It basically is a phone scam or email scam that works to get a victim to pay money up front to receive a prize. It gets its name because it is usually a prize from a Macau or Hong Kong company. This is mostly performed in Malaysia and Singapore but is [...]

NEWS: Nigerian EFCC Drags Globacom Director, Israni To Court For An Alleged Financial Crime

NEWS: Nigerian EFCC Drags Globacom Director, Israni To Court For An Alleged Financial Crime Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is dragging Globacom Executive Director of Marketing, Mr Ashok Israni to court over alleged advance fee fraud of $6.7 million. Click On The Title In The Content Box Below To View The Full Story   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 9 – Victims Are Stupid?

SCARS|RSN™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 9 - Victims Are Stupid? Actually, yes, scam victims may have done something dumb, but they are almost never stupid! In fact, the vast majority of romance scams victims are above average intelligence It'S Fair To Wonder, Who Falls For This Stuff? "That's the magic question," asked Marti DeLiema, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University's Center on Longevity who focuses on financial fraud. "The answer is, there's no easy answer." from [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 8 – Who Is Responsible? – Updated

SCARS|RSN™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 8 - Who Is Responsible? Who Is Responsible For Scamming? We constantly hear from victims that say that someone (pick a person) is responsible for global scamming! Unfortunately, yes, there are many who are responsible and some who are not. Let's Look At The Genesis Of Global Online Fraud It all starts (basically) with the Advance Fee Fraud known as 419 - "419" refers to the section of the Nigerian Criminal [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Nigerian 419 Money Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Nigerian 419 Money Scams Surprising Facts You Should Know While Nigerian 419 Scams are not really Romance Scams, they go together, because many times a romantic or dating scam contact ultimately turns into another type of money scam Nigerian 419 Scams are some of the most common scams online, and millions of gullible people have become victims of these scams. Even today, though awareness levels have increased people continue to fall victims to different [...]

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