Tim McGuinness, Ph.D. talks with P.J. (Peter) Rohall [PODCAST VIDEO]

Interview With P.J. Rohal [PODCAST VIDEO] On The Debby Montgomery Johnson "Stand Up Speak Up" Podcast - December 2, 2021 - Guest Hosted By Dr. Tim McGuinness, SCARS Director A SCARS Insight Interview A New Video from SCARS! A SCARS Insight Interview The World Of Cybercriminals & Scams Is Not What Many Tell You About Renowned global financial fraud expert P.J. Rohall speaks with Dr. Tim McGuinness during the "Stand [...]

Unemployment Identity Theft Explodes in the United States

Unemployment Identity Theft Explodes in the United States A SCARS Special Report Phishing scheme targets unemployment insurance benefits and PII Scam Victims Need To Be Especially Careful Have you gotten an alarming text message about your unemployment insurance benefits from what seems to be your state workforce agency? You’re not alone. Identity thieves are targeting millions of people nationwide with scam phishing texts aimed at stealing personal information, unemployment benefits, [...]

For Family & Friends – Article Catalog

For Family & Friends - Article Catalog Helping Family & Friends of Scam Victims The basics of relationship scams, what to look for, and how to help! A SCARS Topic Collection Information For The Friends & Family Of New Scam Victims Before and after the scam, the victim is going to be under strong manipulation and going to be confused, in denial, maybe angry, certainly traumatized, and you need [...]

Recovery from Scams – Article Catalog

Recovery from Scams - Article Catalog The Pathway for Recovering Scam Victims From the basics to self-help to moderated professional recovery! Learn what recovering from a relationship scam is all about! A SCARS Topic Collection After The Scam, Your Life Is In Chaos! Impulses Are Driving You In All Directions But There Is A Right Path For Scam Victims! After your scam, you have to gain enough control [...]

Psychology of Scams – Article Catalog

Psychology of Scams The How & Why of Scam Psychology From Approach & Selection to Capture & Grooming, to Manipulation & Containment! Learn the answers to why this happened to someone like You! A SCARS Topic Collection Our Human Psychology Enables Us To Be Scammed! We Are Built To Be Manipulated And Scammers Know How To Do This! However, the more you know about these psychological processes, the [...]

What Drives People To Be Scammed?

What Drives People To Be Scammed? A SCARS Overview Why Do People Accept Scams? What We Are Really Asking Is Why People Believe In Fantasies? What is it about us humans that we are so willing to believe a fairytale? Yet, so often that is exactly what we do! This is not intended to shame victims - far from it, this is intended to help victims example their own [...]

Protecting Elderly Victims In Denial Over Scams – 2021

Protecting Elderly Victims In Denial Over Scams A SCARS Insight For Desperate Families A significant number of elderly victims cannot recognize or accept they are being scammed even after their family proves it to them. This will explore ways to protect them. There Are Times When You Have To Intervene This guide is intended for family members of victims in complete denial. It is not intended for scam victims, but [...]

How To Detect Scams In Someone You Know – A Guide For Family & Friends

How To Detect Scams In Someone You Know A Guide For Family & Friends You Can't Help Them Unless You Are Fairly Certain They Are Being Scammed - This Guide Will Help You To Know! A SCARS Insight What If Someone You Know Is A Victim Of Fraud Or A Scam? Here Are Signs To Look Out For The list of clues: A big change in their availability A change [...]

Coping with the Reality of Crime Victimization

Coping with the Reality of Crime Victimization Scam Victim Recovery A SCARS Insight Anyone Can Become A Victim Of A Crime! Being A Victim Of A Crime Can Be A Very Difficult And Stressful Experience! If It Happens To You Or Someone You Love, Here Are Some Important Points To Remember: While most people are naturally resilient and over time will find ways to cope and adjust, there can be [...]

COMING SOON – SCARS Police Interaction Support & Guidance For Scam Victims

COMING SOON Important Information For New & Past Scam Victims In the Next Month We will be Building A New Section For Scam Victims SCARS Police Interaction Support & Guidance For Scam Victims This new guide for scam victims will include features of benefit to both scam victims and their local police departments to help bring an end to the poor understanding that the police have about scams. SCARS literally [...]

How To Know If You Are In Scam or Recovery Denial?

How To Know If You Are In Scam or Recovery Denial? Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight How to Know if I’m in Denial About Your Scam? Waking up day in and day out afraid or angry or refusing to deal with the reality in front of you isn’t a way to be happy. Neither is trying to ignore what happened to you! The tendency to dismiss mounting [...]

Money Recovery & Investigative Scams Target Scam Victims [Updated]

Money Recovery Scams [Updated] Money Recovery & Investigative Scams Target Scam Victims A SCARS Insight Another Type Of Scam That Promises To Investigate & Recover Your Money Originally Published February 11, 2016 Updated August 14, 2021 After your scam, you are desperate to get your money back! But you have heard and been told that it is impossible! Money sent to scammers is lost and can never be [...]

Synthetic Identity Fraud — Hurts Real People

Synthetic Identity Fraud — Hurts Real People The New Battle In Financial Fraud A SCARS Insight “Fake” Synthetic Identities Hurt Real People According to Sontiq: Over the last few years, synthetic identity fraud has taken off. Once considered a complex and expensive crime to commit, synthetic ID fraud cost U.S. banks $1.8 billion in 2020 and is on track to cost banks $2.4 billion by 2023. Meanwhile, the U.S. [...]

How Do Scammers & Thieves Get Your Personal & Financial Information?

How Do Scammers & Thieves Get You Personal & Financial Information? A SCARS Insight Scammers & Identity Thieves Are Not Stupid! Scammers and Identity Thieve Steal the Information from Millions of Victims Every Year! ACCORDING TO SOME REPORTS THERE IS A 1 OUT OF 2 CHANCE OF YOU BECOMING AN IDENTITY THEFT VICTIM Identity theft occurs when someone fraudulently uses your personal information to obtain credit, take out [...]

The Strange Case Of Scam Victim Information Avoidance

The Strange Case Of Scam Victim Information Avoidance Scam Victimology & Victim Recovery A SCARS Insight The Biggest Mistake Scam Victims Make Is Believing They Are Done With Scams! Scams are Always There Waiting for that Next Mistake! On