FTC – Federal Trade Commission

SCARS Next Steps™ – You Gave The Scammer Your Information?

SCARS Next Steps™ - You Gave The Scammer Your Information? NOTE: THIS GUIDE IS PRIMARILY FOR AMERICAN VICTIMS, HOWEVER, THE PROCESS APPLIES TO MANY COUNTRIES You Gave The Scammer Your Id And Maybe Even Access To Your Banking Or Credit Cards? NOW WHAT DO YOU DO? First, let us say you are not alone. A significant number of scam victims give their scammers all kinds of personal information about themselves. However, this now presents some [...]

SCARS™ Breaking News: President Trump Signs Historic Executive Order To Address Flaws In Communications Decency Act With Focus On Social Media

SCARS™ Breaking News: President Trump Signs Historic Executive Order To Address Flaws In Communications Decency Act With Focus On Social Media Trump Signs Social Media Executive Order That Calls For The Removal Of Liability Protections Over 'Censoring,' But This Affects So Much More Including Fakes & Scammers! In the News THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US! The Story: Flanked by Attorney General Bill Barr, President Trump signed an executive order in [...]

SCARS™ Victim Support: FTC Starts Sending Money To Western Union Victims After THREE Years Of Wait!

SCARS™ Victim Support: FTC Starts Sending Money To Western Union Victims After THREE Years Of Wait! Department of Justice Begins First Distribution of Funds Recovered Through Asset Forfeiture to Compensate Victims of Western Union Fraud Scheme The Department of Justice announced today that the Western Union Remission Fund began its first distribution of approximately $153 million in funds forfeited to the U.S. government from the Western Union Company (Western Union) to over 109,000 victims located [...]

SCARS™ Insight: 2020 Coronavirus Scams Reported To The U.S. Federal Trade Commission

SCARS™ Insight: 2020 Coronavirus Scams Reported To The U.S. Federal Trade Commission This is scams reported from January 1 to April 23, 2020 as reported to the FTC. All data provided by the Federal Trade Commission (www.FTC.gov)     TAGS: SCARS, Important Article, Information About Scams, Anti-Scam, Scams, Scammers, Fraudsters, Cybercrime, Crybercriminals, Coronavirus Scams. COVID-19 Scams, Global Crisis Scams, Pandemic Scams, Scam Victims, SCARS™ Editorial Team Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Avoid Coronavirus Scams

SCARS™ Insight: Avoid Coronavirus Scams Here Are Some Tips To Help You Keep The Scammers At Bay: Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device. Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying that have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World [...]

SCARS™ Scam Alert: Tax Identity Thieves And IRS Imposters Are Ready For Tax Season

SCARS™ Scam Alert: Tax Identity Thieves And IRS Imposters Are Ready For Tax Season Tax identity thieves and IRS imposters are ready for tax season, whether you are or not. Join the FTC and its partners for Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week to find out how to protect yourself, and what to do if you or someone you know runs into problems. What is tax identity theft? It happens when someone uses your Social Security [...]

SCARS™ Scam Warning: Social Security Is Not Trying To Take Your Benefits [Audio & Infographic]

SCARS™ Scam Warning: Social Security Is Not Trying To Take Your Benefits [Audio & Infographic] The Federal Trade Commission Is Warning U.S. Social Security Recipients Of A New Scam Coming By Robocall According to the FTC: We’ve seen a new twist on the Social Security Administration (SSA) scam recently. Check out this SSA imposter robocall, which says your benefits will end. (That’s not true, by the way.) IF YOU GET A CALL LIKE [...]