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SCARS™ Special Report: From Pain to Power – Crime Victims Take Action

SCARS™ Special Report: From Pain to Power - Crime Victims Take Action The following is from a report by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime [Edited] Please note: The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice or the Society of Citizens Against Relationship [...]

SCARS™ Crime Story: The Downfall Of Habeeb Audu

SCARS™ Crime Story: The Downfall Of Habeeb Audu U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of British Citizen For Operating An International Money Laundering And Fraud Network Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced that HABEEB AUDU, a/k/a “Dickson,” a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Nigeria, was [...]

SCARS™ Insight: All About Money Mules

SCARS™ Insight: 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 to move money electronically through bank accounts, move physical currency, or assist the movement of money through a variety of other methods.  Once received, the mule will [...]

Congressman Matt Gaetz Files Criminal Referral Against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

SCARS™ News: Congressman Matt Gaetz Files Criminal Referral Against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) filed a criminal referral against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for making materially false statements to Congress while under oath during two joint hearings in Congress on April 10th, 2018 and April 11th, 2018. During a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and also a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: FBI Report To The U.S. Congress On Scams

SCARS™ Special Report: FBI Report To The U.S. Congress On Scams On June 9th, 2020 the FBI's Assistant Direct Calvin Shivers delivered a report to congress on the state of online fraud during the Coronavirus crisis. Here is that report: BY: CALVIN A. SHIVERS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS, U.S DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR A HEARING ENTITLED: “COVID-19 FRAUD: [...]

SCARS™ Victim Alert: U.S. DoJ & FBI Internet Fraud Victims’ Notice

SCARS™ Victim Alert: U.S. DoJ & FBI Internet Fraud Victims' Notice Important Notice to Victims of Internet Fraud from the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee is prosecuting numerous individuals in connection with an international fraud perpetrated, in part, through online dating websites. If you have sent or been asked to send money to or on behalf of the following, you may be a victim [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Helping & Evaluating Older Scam Victims 

SCARS™ Insight: Helping & Evaluating Older Scam Victims SCARS strives to help scam victims and their families at the same time. Some of our articles are oriented towards victims, but some victims need broader help when they are unable to access the scam and their risks from future scams. In these cases, it is necessary to approach the problem from a different perspective. Not from blaming the victim, but from understanding some victims need to [...]

SCARS™ Crime Prevention Campaign: Stop Elder Abuse!

SCARS™ Crime Prevention Campaign: Stop Elder Abuse! World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was this month. But before it passes let's focus on stopping this depravity! Join SCARS, the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crimes, the National Crime Prevention Council, and othe