SCARS Files Complaint With The Department of Justice Inspector General’s Office Against The FBI

SCARS Files Complaint With The Department of Justice Inspector General's Office Regarding Crime Victims Rights by the Federal Bureau of Investigation SCARS Victims' Advocacy The following is the text of that complaint: Attention: Office of the Inspector General, Department of Justice Regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation, IC3.gov - Systematic Institutional Violation of the Rights of Crime Victims. September 8, 2021 Our organization SCARS (Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams [...]

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 [...]

Trump Signs Historic Order To Address Flaws In Communications Decency Act [UPDATED: Revoked By Joe Biden]

Trump Signs Historic Order To Address Flaws In Communications Decency Act [UPDATED: Revoked By Joe Biden] A SCARS Insight This was an important step in the direction of protecting everyone online and holding tech and social media companies accountable. Unfortunately, President Biden revoked this order almost immediately on gaining the presidency! Thus serving to protect the tech companies and not the internet consumers! Revoked by President Joe Biden May [...]

Latest Update On Western Union Repayment Program – June 30 2021

Latest Update On Western Union Repayment Program - June 2021 They Are Re-Opening Their Program To New Applicants Worldwide - Wednesday, June 30, 2021 A SCARS Money Recovery Update “We are pleased that thus far over $350 million has been returned to approximately 150,000 victims, many who are among the most vulnerable: the elderly." Said the U.S. Department of Justice Department of Justice Begins Third Distribution of Forfeited [...]

United States Financial Fraud Victims

United States Financial Fraud Victims A SCARS Overview Financial Fraud Crime Victims This article is intended for Fraud & Scam Victims in the United States. However, there is equivalent information for most western countries - look on your Department or Ministry of Justice for such information. As the victim of a federal fraud crime, you may suffer financial and emotional harm and even medical problems relating to your victimization. [...]

Landmark Case Changes Everything For Money Mules

Landmark Case Changes Everything For Money Mules Impatience With Money Mules Is Driving Prosecution Mules Have Limited Time To Report And Respond Before Prosecution Is Put On The Table Money Mules Are The Backbone Of Online Criminal Enterprises More and More, Police & Prosecutors Are Losing Patience with Mules that Do Not Come Forward to End the Criminality! HERE ARE TWO EXAMPLES CASE #1 Bristol Woman Pleads Guilty [...]

FBI Advice On Children’s Online Dangers

FBI Advice On Children's Online Dangers Advice on how to keep your family safe online! United States Attorney’s Office, FBI Warns of Online Dangers As the world continues to operate in a more virtual environment due to COVID-19 restrictions, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar and Christopher R. Derrickson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division are reminding people to continue to be vigilant [...]

Europe Continues The Global Crackdown On Money Mules

Europe Continues The Global Crackdown On Money Mules Law Enforcement Is Losing Patience With Mules! Mules are the lifeline for transnational criminal enterprise 422 Arrested And 4,031 Money Mules Identified In Global Crackdown On Money Laundering In Europe this year, law enforcement authorities from 26 countries and Europol announced the results of the European Money Mule Action ‘EMMA 6’, a worldwide operation against money mule schemes. Between September [...]

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 [...]

Several Nigerian Nationals Sentenced to United States Federal Prison

Nigerian Nationals Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison Nigerians Operate Scams Worldwide - In the U.S. & Other Countries In the past, Nigerians were limited to Nigeria & Great Britain, but no longer. However, unlike other criminal enterprises - victims have little to fear from them locally. Nigerian National Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison for a Money Laundering Conspiracy Related to a Romance Scam and [...]

Missouri Money/Parcel Mule Convicted

Missouri Money/Parcel Mule Convicted St. Louis, Missouri woman admitted Wednesday that she participated in a romance scam that targeted middle-aged or older women Prosecutors said the scam, which began in 2019, duped women across the country into sending valuable items to the post office box. The victims believed the box was used either by a real estate agent or a diplomat's secretary. This Money/Parcel Mule Knowingly Participated With [...]

The “Magazine Scams”

The "Magazine Scam" Target Confused Seniors With Magazine Rip-Off Scams The Magazine Scam - Victim Information From the U.S. Attorney, District of Minnesota What is the “Magazine Case”?  The “magazine case” is a series of federal cases brought in the District of Minnesota, which charge more than 60 defendants with a telemarketing scam that swindled seniors and other vulnerable victims out of more than $300 million. The scam [...]

Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Strategy [VIDEO][RESOURCES]

Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Strategy Official Video & Resources A New Approach For U.S. Law Enforcement With support from the Office for Victims of Crime, the International Association of Chiefs of Police has released the second edition of the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Strategy. The publication introduces law enforcement leaders to the benefits and methods for adopting victim-centered, trauma-informed philosophies to improve the response to crime victims. [...]