Government Actions Against Scams

SCARS™ Scam Alert: Australian Bushfires and Scams

SCARS™ Scam Alert: Australian Bushfires and Scams An Alert from the Official ScamWatch https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/ Australian Bushfires Spawn Scammers Too! The start of 2020 has not been an easy one for Australia, particularly those impacted by the bushfires. Australia's office government Scamwatch is warning all Australians to be on the lookout for fundraising scams and do their research when donating so that money can get to those who are in need, rather than those who would [...]

SCARS™ Scammers Arrested: China Captures 99,000 Telecom Fraud Suspects In Campaign

SCARS™ Scammers Arrested: China Captures 99,000 Telecom Fraud Suspects In Campaign Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-25 18:09:58|Editor: huaxia BEIJING, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese police have cracked 118,000 cases of telecom fraud and captured 99,000 suspects during their "Cloud Sword" operation launched in June, the Ministry of Public Security said Wednesday. "The figures marked a year-on-year increase of 62.7 percent and 135.6 percent, respectively", said Liu Zhongyi, director of the criminal investigation bureau under the ministry, at a [...]

SCARS™ Scam News: Breaking News – Almost 1,000 Scammers Arrested In Malaysia

SCARS™ Scam News: Breaking News - Almost 1,000 Scammers Arrested In Malaysia Malaysia Arrests 1,000 Scammers In Country's Biggest Anti-Scam Operation! The Malaysian Immigration Department assaulted the premises that were suspected to be the headquarters of the online scam group that was coordinating Local and Chinese scammers in Cyberjaya just a while ago. Almost 1,000 people were arrested operating out of this technology business district. A special media conference will be held tomorrow [...]

SCARS™ Scam News: Anti-Scam Story Of The Year! Arrests Exceed 70,000 Worldwide in 2019

SCARS™ Scam News: Anti-Scam Story Of The Year! Arrests Exceed 70,000 Worldwide in 2019 WORLDWIDE ARRESTS OF CYBERCRIMINALS HAVE PASSED 70,000 - COMPARED TO 21,000 IN 2018 China alone is responsible for more than 60,000 cyber/scammer arrests in 2019 [Source: China's Ministry of State Security & China News Service - as related by SCARS|CHINA] Internet Crime Crackdown Leads To 60,000 Arrests Officially Announced On November 15, 2019 By The Official PRC News Agency Internet [...]

SCARS™ Scam News: Massive EFCC Arrest Of 94 Yahoo Yahoo Boys At Their Party

SCARS™ Scam News: Massive EFCC Arrest Of 94 Yahoo Yahoo Boys At Their Party 94 Yahoo Yahoo Boys Arrested By EFCC In Osogbo, Nigeria Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Monday, October 14, 2019, raided a night club in Osogbo notorious for hosting parties for suspected internet fraudsters. The raid led to the arrest of 94 suspects and confiscation of 19 exotic cars, laptops, scores of sophisticated mobile [...]

Knowledge – SCARS™

SCARS™ Insight: Phishing the Famous - Cybercriminal Sentenced Man Who Targeted Celebrities Sentenced; Simple Precautions Can Keep Your Information Safe Kwamaine Ford traveled in famous circles. He worked for a celebrity and had social media accounts that showed him living a glamorous life, surrounded by well-known people. But Ford, now 28, funded his lifestyle with an illegal hobby—using his knowledge of celebrities to phish their personal accounts and charge the associated credit cards. Between 2015 [...]

SCARS™ Advocacy: Are You Using Match.com? FTC Finally Brings Action!

SCARS™ Advocacy: Are You Using Match.com? FTC Finally Brings Action! The Federal Government Takes Action Against Match.com For Their Failure To Maintain Safety For Their Users Online Dating Sites Are A Common Way People Seek Romance - But What If, Instead Of A Potential Match, You Find A Scammer? Today, the FTC announced a lawsuit against Match.com, challenging several of Match’s business practices, including ones that the FTC says exposed customers to romance scammers. [...]

SCARS™ Law Enforcement Action: 80 Nigerian Scammers Indicted – Actual Names Of Defendants

SCARS™ Law Enforcement Action: 80 Nigerian Scammers Indicted - Actual Names Of Defendants For More Information About This Case: News » Department of Justice Statement » Actual Indictment Document » Operation WireWire 80 indicted in online fraud scheme that stole millions across the U.S. DEFENDANTS INDICTED: Their legal name, followed by their "aka" - also know as Alias: VALENT INE IRO, aka "Iro Enterprises" aka "Valentine Obinna I ro " aka " Obinna [...]

SCARS™ Law Enforcement Action: The 80 Person Indictment Document

SCARS™ Law Enforcement Action: The 80 Person Indictment Document UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA October 2018 Grand Jury I N D I C T M E N T [1 8 U.S.C. § 1956(h): Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering; 18 U.S.C. § 1 349 : Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud , and Bank Fraud ; 18 U.S.C. § 1343: Wire Fraud; 18 U.S.C. § 1344(2) : Bank [...]

SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Massive International Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracy Detailed in Federal Grand Jury Indictment that Charges 80 Defendants

SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Massive International Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracy Detailed in Federal Grand Jury Indictment that Charges 80 Defendants Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of California   OFICIAL DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RELEASE Thursday, August 22, 2019 Criminal Indictment LOS ANGELES – A 252-count federal grand jury indictment » unsealed today charges 80 defendants, most of whom are Nigerian nationals, with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars [...]

SCARS™ REGULATORY ALERT: U.S. Senator goes after Socially Engineered Web Addictions

SCARS™ REGULATORY ALERT: U.S. Senator goes after Socially Engineered Web Addictions Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Today Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Introduced Legislation To Curb Addictive And Deceptive Techniques That Tech Giants Use To Exploit Users. THE SOCIETY OF CITIZENS AGAINST RELATIONSHIP SCAMS SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act would ban certain features that are designed to be addictive, would require choice [...]

SCARS™ Advocacy: Local Law Enforcement Everywhere Needs Cybercrime Specialists On Staff – Help Stop Scams

SCARS™ Advocacy: Local Law Enforcement Everywhere Needs Cybercrime Specialists On Staff - Help Stop Scams LOCAL CYBERCRIME LAW ENFORCEMENT NEEDS TO MODERNIZE SOLUTIONS DO NOT ALWAYS NEED TO BE COMPLICATED CLICK HERE TO SIGN OUR PETITION » In today's exploding cybercrime world almost no local police agencies have any real experience, knowledge, or professional staff dedicated to cybercrime law enforcement or to help the victims of cybercrime (scams) understand the real situation or what law [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Complaints about Government Imposter Scams Reach Record High, According to New FTC Data [Infographic]

SCARS™ Special Report: Complaints about Government Imposter Scams Reach Record High, According to New FTC Data [Infographic] Federal Trade Commission Reminder The Federal Trade Commission is reminding consumers that scammers are increasingly trying to make a buck by falsely claiming to be Uncle Sam. Monthly complaints to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network about scammers pretending to be from the government reached the highest levels on record this spring. Since 2014, consumers have filed nearly 1.3