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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™ 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 [...]

RSN™ Guide: Email Phishing Scams

RSN™ Guide: Email Phishing Scams Email scams, also called phishing scams, are when a cyber scammer contacts you out of the blue and tries to tricks you into clicking a dangerous link or filling in your personal information or bank details. Portions from Which.co.uk (copyrights acknowledged) What Is A Phishing Scam? Phishing is when a cybercriminal contacts you out of the blue (usually by email) and convinces you to hand over your personal information or [...]

RSN™ Guide: Socially Engineered Scams

RSN™ Guide: Socially Engineered Scams You have probably heard that term before. What is it? Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It is a type of confidence trick (scam) for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional "con" in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme. [...]

WESTERN UNION REFUND / RECOVERY SCAM

URGENT SCAM ALERT - READ & SHARE WITH EVERYONE WESTERN UNION REFUND / RECOVERY SCAM Scammers are copying the FTC / Western Union Recovery website, as well as calling previous victims pretending to be part of the recovery process! The FTC will NEVER ask you to send money to apply for the recovery of monies from Western Union, or for ANY other reason. If someone claiming to be with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) contacts [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Make A Disaster Worse!

Don't Make A Disaster Worse! - Help Us Spread The Word About Disaster Scams! The scammers will be working OVERTIME on this disaster immediately. Don't let your good deeds turn into another disaster by falling for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Scams Avoiding Scams & Frauds The FBI asks that individuals beware of e-mails claiming to seek donations for major disaster relief efforts. The FBI will be checking for fraudulent websites and e-mails and will thoroughly investigate [...]

Refugee Scams

A New Trend In Scamming Is Middle Eastern Refugee ScamsAs the chaos spreads the scammers are right there to get their piece!Scammers are exploiting these poor people and trying to poison legitimate honest help for them.Of course, as with all charities, only support well known honest organizations.The main theme is a variation of two different scams:419 Money Scams (like the email below)Romance Scams - typically using fake women in a made up refugee campOf course, the [...]

Arrest Warrant Scams

Warning! Arrest Warrant Scams Reprinted from USCOURTS.GOV You’ve received a warrant by fax or email saying a federal law enforcement officer or an attorney for the government wants to arrest you. Charges may be for money laundering or bank fraud, or missed jury duty. To avoid arrest, the warrant says, send money.   Fake Arrest Warrant Scam It’s a scam. The warrants may display a bogus logo of an unspecified “United States District [...]

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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