2020 Scams Hit New Records – Millions More Victims

2020 Scams Hit New Records - Millions More Victims New Data Shows 2020 Was a Pandemic In Scams A SCARS Special Report 2020 Was The Year Scams Exploded Everywhere! Of Course, It Was Because Of The Pandemic! People are isolated. Shut-in and alone. Limited casual interaction. All of these are a breeding ground for scammer opportunities. And scammers were ready to capitalize on it. Some reports from Nigeria [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

U.S. FTC MoneyGram Refund Program Opens To Take Claims

U.S. FTC MoneyGram Refund Program Opens To Take Claims A SCARS Special Report Finally, After Nearly 4 Years Of Waiting! However, Pay Attention Because The Time Is VERY Short To Apply For A Refund Qualifications: Sent money via MoneyGram between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017 Any scam victim in any country If you used MoneyGram to send money to a scammer between January 1, 2013 and December [...]

Another Failed Attempt By Congress To Help Control The Evils Of Social Media

Another Failed Attempt By Congress To Help Control The Evils Of Social Media In 2019 U.S. Senator goes after Socially Engineered Web Addictions Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Introduced Legislation To Curb Addictive And Deceptive Techniques That Tech Giants Use To Exploit Users. STATUS UPDATED - May 2021 This legislation is effectively dead. Lobbies for the tech industry effectively killed this attempt to improve social media. While this legislation is technically paused - [...]

Do Not Photograph & Post Your Vaccine Cards [VIDEO]

Do Not Photograph & Post Your Vaccine Cards Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards. When you post it to Facebook, Instagram, or some other social media platform, you may be handing valuable info over to someone who could use it for identity theft You have to be more cautious about what you post online! Fraudsters Are Looking For Those Vaccine Card [...]

MoneyGram Refund Program Finally Starts Up After 4 Years Of Waiting!

MoneyGram Refund Program Finally Starts Up After 4 Years Of Waiting! Four years ago, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission settled an action against MoneyGram for their participation in Money Laundering and Facilitating Scams The program has finally started and victims can begin to obtain the benefit of this program. MoneyGram Refunds REFUND PROGRAM WILL RETURN MILLIONS TO PEOPLE WHO USED MONEYGRAM TO PAY SCAMMERS In a 2009 settlement [...]

Understanding Cybersecurity for Small Businesses [PDF][UPDATED]

Understanding Cybersecurity for Small Businesses [PDF][UPDATED] A SCARS™ Guide Originally published: March 2019 Helping small business come to grips with cybercesurity Essential Cybersecurity for Small Businesses A Guide by the Federal Trade Commission, NIST, SBA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and presented by SCARS Cybercriminals Target Companies Of All Sizes Knowing some cybersecurity basics and putting them in practice will help you protect your business and reduce the [...]

Romance Scams Take Record Dollars In 2020 Per FTC Data

Romance Scams Take Record Dollars In 2020 Per FTC Data The FTC Reports Scams Nearly doubled in 2020 Exactly as SCARS Analysis predicted FTC Analysis Or Romance Scam Data In 2020 The FTC Compiles is Romance Scams Data for 2020 Based upon what was Reported They say love hurts. With romance scams that’s doubly true – hearts are broken and wallets are emptied. For three years running, people [...]

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 [...]

Stop Gift Card Scams – An Overview

Stop Gift Card Scams Scammers Want Gift Cards Because They Are Untraceable & Unstoppable! Never pay for anything using a gift card unless you are buying in a store! Keep reading below! Scammers Increasingly Demand Payment By Gift Cards Paying Scammers with Gift Cards Gift cards are a popular and convenient way to give someone a gift. They’re also a popular way for scammers to steal [...]