Act Against Scams – A SCARS Campaign

//Act Against Scams - A SCARS Campaign

The “Act Against Scams” Information & Advocacy Campaign by the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams [SCARS] #ActAgainstScams

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confirming Recorded Videos In Skype & Video Chats

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confirming Recorded Videos In Skype & Video Chats Almost Every Day Victims Claim They Had Real Video Chats With Impersonated Soldiers, Engineers, Diplomats, and Adult Video Stars They were completely convinced that the video was real, even though it is impossible. The reality is that these were recorded videos stolen and then played back during the chat! BUT HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? Let Start With What Is Known FACT #1: Scammers steal photos [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Complaints about Government Imposter Scams Reach Record High, According to New FTC Data [Infographic]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Complaints about Government Imposter Scams Reach Record High, According to New FTC Data [Infographic] Federal Trade Commission Reminder The Federal Trade Commission is reminding consumers that scammers are increasingly trying to make a buck by falsely claiming to be Uncle Sam. Monthly complaints to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network about scammers pretending to be from the government reached the highest levels on record this spring. Since 2014, consumers have filed nearly 1.3 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Key Player in Jamaican Lottery Scam Sentenced to 4 Years

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Key Player in Jamaican Lottery Scam Sentenced to 4 Years A Federal Judge In North Dakota Has Sentenced A Rhode Island Woman To Four Years In Prison For Funneling Lottery Scam Money Between The U.S. And Jamaica. Melinda Bulgin According To The Story From U.S.News & World Report: A federal judge in North Dakota on Wednesday sentenced a Rhode Island woman to four years in prison for funneling lottery scam money between the [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Phishing Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Phishing Scam Phishing Scams Are Everywhere! From Email To Text Messages! Every Day Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims Fall For These Carefully Crafted Bogus Scams! You Probably Have One In Your Email Inbox Right This Second! Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Nigerian Advance Fee [419] Fraud / Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Nigerian Advance Fee [419] Fraud / Scam The Famous Nigerian Prince Email Scams Remain Alive & Well! Even Today, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims Fall For These Patently Ridiculous Scam Schemes! You Probably Have One In Your Email Inbox Right This Second! Advance Fee Fraud scams come in many forms from the Nigerian Prince who has $17 gazillion dollars in a trunk, to an Afghan Princess with a box of [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Lotto Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Lotto Scam Lotos Scams Are Extremely Common, You Probably Have One In Your Email Inbox Right This Second! Lottery and Sweepstakes scams come in many forms from Apple and Microsoft Lotteries to BMW, and almost every major corporation that you can think of. However, they almost all have things in common that you can use to identify Lotto scams for yourself or for family and friends. HERE IS A TYPICAL [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Surviving Sextortion / Sexual Photo Blackmail

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Surviving Sextortion / Sexual Photo Blackmail Sextortion Uses Explicit Photos Taken From The Victim - Either Provided Willingly Or By Other Means (Such As Hacking) To Use Them Against The Victim What is Sextortion? Click Here to see an official FBI Video introduction » SEXTORTION COMES IN TWO FLAVORS: COERCION OR MONETARY BLACKMAIL Sextortion As Coercion Sextortion can be a form of sexual exploitation that employs non-physical forms of coercion to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Advance Fee Fraud / 419 Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Advance Fee Fraud / 419 Scams What Is An Advance Fee Fraud An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of online scams or cybercrimes. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Are We Not All Tired Of The Outrage!?

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Are We Not All Tired Of The Outrage!? What Is Wrong With People Sometimes?   Don't We Have Enough Rage And Hate In The World? When you are interacting with Scam Victims, the answer is always no. Because rage knows no limits When someone goes through the trauma of being a romance scam victim, after the shock and initial denial comes the anger. Anger at themselves, the scammer, the government, the [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian Court Jails Romance Scam Fraudster

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian Court Jails Romance Scam Fraudster The Romance Scams Behind The Name Kelvin Clark, A Fake Identity Of An American Soldier, Has Been Sent To Prison!   Nigerian Court Sentences Romance Scam Fraudster to 7 Months In Prison Over a $13,700 Scam Nigerian Justice M.L. Abubakar of the Nigerian Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State of Nigeria has convicted and sentenced Efedjare Maxwell to seven months imprisonment [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigeria’s EFCC Arrests Another 18 Suspected Yahoo Boys

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigeria's EFCC Arrests Another 18 Suspected Yahoo Boys   Operatives of the special task force of the EFCC's Uyo Zonal Office of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday June 20, 2019, made a harvest of eleven suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as 'Yahoo Boys' in an apartment on Parliamentary Extension, Akai Efa, Calabar, the Cross River State capital. The all-male suspects are: Endurance Ahunwan (28) Nohuwan Frank [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 16 ‘Yahoo Boys’

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 16 ‘Yahoo Boys’ Nigeria's EFCC Arrests 16 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In The Nigerian Delta State Operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in an early morning raid on Saturday, June 22, 2019, arrested 16 suspected internet fraudsters at their hideout in Ughoton and Udu communities, Warri, Delta State. The suspects who are between the ages of 20 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: National Cyber Strategy Of The United States Of America

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: National Cyber Strategy Of The United States Of America From President Donald J. Trump Protecting America’s national security and promoting the prosperity of the American people are my top priorities. Ensuring the security of cyberspace is fundamental to both endeavors. Cyberspace is an integral component of all facets of American life, including our economy and defense. Yet, our private and public entities still struggle to secure their systems, and adversaries have increased the [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Bunbury Australia Grandmother Jailed Over ‘Lover’ Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Real Bunbury Australia Grandmother Jailed Over ‘Lover’ Scam Are We Beginning To See Scammers Training Mules To Be Scammers? IS THIS HER FACEBOOK PROFILE? Deborah Maree Taylor tricked a German man into thinking she was a US Army sergeant who needed more than $12,000 before she could take her “forever leave” to be with him. What that man did not know, was that Taylor was a grandmother, living [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: Jay Shetty on Letting Go! [Video]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: Jay Shetty on Letting Go! [Video] Learning The Real Pain Of Holding On Is The First Step In Letting Go! If we don't heal the pain of our past we will bleed all over our future.   5 Ways to Let Go of Past Hurts from PshychoCentral: The only way you can accept new joy and happiness into your life is to make space for it. If your heart is filled [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 27 Scammers

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 27 Scammers Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 27 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ogun, Nigeria The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested 27 suspected fraudsters for offenses bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretenses, forgery, and possession of fraudulent documents. The suspects are: Joshua Awoyemi, Sadiq Adeola, Olusoga Sadiq, Olalekan Savage, Arinze Princewill, Ojelabi Adewale, Ibrahim Habib, Wusu Damilare, Kadejo [...]

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