Millennial Scam Victims! – A SCARS Special Report

God Help Millennials! Millennials Are The Most Scammed Demographic A SCARS Special Report Our Latest Generation Of "Adults" Are Being Scammed At Faster Rates And In Greater Numbers Than Senior Citizens Let's face it, Millennials think they own the online world - they grew up with it, they live it every second of the day. But this same absolute confidence in their mastery of everything Internet is also [...]

What Is A Money Mule? – An Overview

What Is A Money Mule? - An Overview Money Mules Are An Integral Part Of Transnational Crime Networks What are they and how do they work? What Is A Money Mule? - An Overview Money Muling More than 90% of money mule transactions identified through the European Money Mule Actions are linked to cybercrime. The illegal money often comes from criminal activities like phishing, malware attacks, online auction [...]

Money Mule Series: All About Money Mules

Money Mule Series: All About Money Mules Helping Criminals Moving Money Money Mules Are The Backbone Of Organized Crime! All About Money Mules Information Provided By: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Money Laundering, Forfeiture and Bank Fraud Unit What Is a Money Mule? A money mule is someone who transfers illegally acquired money on behalf of or at the direction of another.  Criminals recruit mules [...]

Socially Engineered / Social Engineering Scams [Updated][VIDEOS]

Socially Engineered / Social Engineering Scams [Updated] A SCARS™ Guide Originally published: May 2018 You have probably heard the term "Social Engineering' before, but what is it? Social Engineering Is ... Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to the 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, [...]

Scam Basics: Airline Ticket Fraud

Scam Basics: Airline Ticket Fraud While doing an online search to find the cheapest flight to your destination, you come across a website offering a great deal. You haven’t heard of the company before, but the website looks legitimate and everything seems to be in order. When you begin the payment process, red flags start to appear. In the most common version of the scam, you pay with your credit card. But shortly [...]