European Money Mule Crackdown Continues in 2021!

European Money Mule Crackdown Continues in 2021! Law Enforcement Tolerance For Mules Declines Each Year! A SCARS Insight European Money Mule Action Leads To 1,803 Arrests International anti-money mule operation leads to 1,803 arrests & the identification of 18,000 money mules. The action was coordinated by Europol in cooperation with 27 countries across the globe, Eurojust, INTERPOL, the European Banking Federation, and the FinTech FinCrime Exchange. Results From This Operation: [...]

Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2021

Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2021 A EUROPOL Report A SCARS Special Report Cybercrime In The COVID Era The exceptional COVID-19 crisis has fuelled the increase of cybercrime in all its forms, while grey infrastructure serves to facilitate the proliferation of crime The IOCTA is Europol’s flagship strategic product that provides a law enforcement-focused assessment of evolving threats and key developments in the area of cybercrime. In previous versions [...]

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 [...]

Criminal Crack Down On Money Mules Worldwide

Law Enforcement Is Hunting Down Money Mules Criminal Crack Down On Money Mules Worldwide A SCARS™ Special Report Now is the time to report this while you can still be innocent! More and more, law enforcement is less likely to look the other way when it comes to Money Mules. It depends on the circumstances but more and more Money Mules are being prosecuted and going to jail! [...]

SCARS Subject Of International Extortion Attempt

SCARS Subject Of International Extortion Attempt An attempt to extort money from SCARS for displaying evidence of cybercrimes A German Company is Attempting to Extort Money from SCARS for Displaying Evidence Photos! As a part of our process to alert crime victims of the uses of stolen photos, SCARS displays such photos with the appropriate disclaimer. Such use is a normal part of "Fair Use" under international copyright [...]

The Most Dangerous Malware EMOTET Disrupted Through Global Action

The Most Dangerous Malware EMOTET Disrupted Through Global Action Law enforcement and judicial authorities worldwide have this week disrupted one of the most significant botnets of the past decade: EMOTET Investigators have now taken control of its infrastructure in an international coordinated action! EMOTET Has Been One Of The Most Professional And Long-Lasting Cybercrime Services Out There First discovered as a banking Trojan Virus in 2014, the malware [...]

A Pessimistic Future: 2021 Global Scam Predictions

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Here’s How To Outsmart Criminals Abusing The Online Shopping Experience This Holiday Season

Here’s How To Outsmart Criminals Abusing The Online Shopping Experience This Holiday Season The biggest retail season of the year is around the corner, and you do not even need to leave the comfort of your home to participate. But Neither Do The Criminals Easy website design, increased social media traffic, and convenience has made buying and selling online products a pillar of the modern shopping experience. The COVID-19 pandemic has driven even more consumers [...]

Europol’s 2020 Cybercrime Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA)

SCARS™ Special Report: Europol’s 2020 Cybercrime Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) Europol’s 2020 cybercrime report updates on the latest trends and the current impact of cybercrime within the EU and beyond. Source: EUROPOL So much has changed since Europol published last year’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA). The global COVID-19 pandemic that hit every corner of the world forced us to reimagine our societies and reinvent the way we work and live. During [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: How Criminals Are Profiting From The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

SCARS™ Special Report: How Criminals Are Profiting From The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Europol Decries The Latest Developments Of COVID-19 On The Criminal Landscape In The EU & The World During this unprecedented crisis, governments across the globe are intensifying their efforts to combat the global spread of the coronavirus by enacting various measures to support public health systems, safeguard the economy and to ensure public order and safety. A number of these measures have a [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Fighting Cybercriminals In A Connected Future World

SCARS™ Special Report: Fighting Cybercriminals In A Connected Future World Insights From The Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference Examined Latest Cyber Threats, Trends And Strategies At The Hague, Netherlands 2019 A couple of months back, more than 400 experts from law enforcement, the private sector, and academia have gathered this week at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for what is one of the world’s biggest platforms of exchange on cybercrime. Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference examined the latest [...]