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Tim McGuinness, Ph.D. talks with P.J. (Peter) Rohall [PODCAST VIDEO]

Interview With P.J. Rohal [PODCAST VIDEO] On The Debby Montgomery Johnson "Stand Up Speak Up" Podcast - December 2, 2021 - Guest Hosted By Dr. Tim McGuinness, SCARS Director A SCARS Insight Interview A New Video from SCARS! A SCARS Insight Interview The World Of Cybercriminals & Scams Is Not What Many Tell You About Renowned global financial fraud expert P.J. Rohall speaks with Dr. Tim McGuinness during the "Stand [...]

Money Mule & Money Laundering – Article Catalog

About Money Mules & Money Laundering - Article Catalog Information To Help Mules Understand What They Are Doing & Potential Consequences A SCARS Topic Collection Romance Scams Often Result In Money Mule Scams! Scammers Are Expert In Getting The Maximum Value Form Their Victims! Often, as a romance or relationship scam victim runs out of money the scammers ask the victim to receive stolen property, receive money, and even provide [...]

The Sad Tale Of Glenda Seim

The Sad Tale Of Glenda Seim The Story of a Romance Scam Victim who became a Money Mule then a Federal Convict at age 81 A SCARS Victim Story Glenda Seim, Convicted Money Mule! An 81-Year-Old Kirkwood Woman Pleaded Guilty To Being A "Money Mule" For An Online Scammer 81-year-old Kirkwood, Missouri woman pleads guilty to being "money mule" An 81-year-old Kirkwood woman pleaded guilty to [...]

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: [...]

Being In A Convict In A Nigerian Prison Is Hell [Updated]

Being In A Nigerian Prison Is Hell! The Nigerian Prison System Has Both Modern & Stone Age Prisons A SCARS™ Special Report Originally Published November 2018 / Updated November 2021 What Awaits Scammers Sent To Prison In Nigeria? So Many Victims Demand Justice But What Does Justice Really Look Like? Sadly, Nigerian prisons reflect their society. Some are somewhat close to modern standards while others are stone age. It depends [...]

Interpol Arrests Over 1,000 Suspects Linked To Cyber Crime

Interpol Arrests Over 1,000 Suspects Linked To Cyber Crime Action In 22 Countries Takes Down Global Cybercrime Financial Network A SCARS Special Report INTERPOL-Coordinated Operation Saw 22 Jurisdictions Around The World Cooperate To Swiftly Intercept The Illicit Proceeds Of Online Fraud Interpol has coordinated the arrest of 1,003 individuals linked to various cyber-crimes such as romance scams, investment frauds, online money laundering, and illegal online gambling. This crackdown results from [...]

What Does The FBI’s IC3.gov Actually Do?

What Does The FBI's IC3.gov Actually Do? Helping Scam Victims Report These Crimes A SCARS Special Report Originally Published 2018 What Is The FBI's IC3.gov? The FBI's IC3 Accepts Online Internet Crime Complaints From Either The Actual Victim Or From A Third Party To The Complainant They say that they can best process a complaint if they receive accurate and complete information from the person making the report. They request [...]

Unemployment Identity Theft Explodes in the United States

Unemployment Identity Theft Explodes in the United States A SCARS Special Report Phishing scheme targets unemployment insurance benefits and PII Scam Victims Need To Be Especially Careful Have you gotten an alarming text message about your unemployment insurance benefits from what seems to be your state workforce agency? You’re not alone. Identity thieves are targeting millions of people nationwide with scam phishing texts aimed at stealing personal information, unemployment benefits, [...]

The Relationship Scam End Game: The Confession Scam and Other Strategies

The Relationship Scam End Game: The Confession Scam and Other Strategies How Scammers Try One Last Time And Close Up The Scam A SCARS Insight This information can apply to most types of scams, from Romance Scams, to Lotto Scams, to Government Impersonation Scams, to Gransparent Scams, and many more. When a victim discovers the truth the scammer will react in one of several predictable ways that we can "End Game Scams." [...]

Scammers Visiting Their Victims – The Urban Legend & The Truth

Scammers Visiting Their Victims - The Urban Legend & The Truth Scam Urban Legends A SCARS Insight A Typical Scammer Threat Is To Come To Where The Victim Lives! But In Reality, This Is Just A Threat As a scam winds down and ends, scammers commonly threaten all kinds of things. We have heard from victims that scammers have said: They would visit the victim and kill them. Shoot them, [...]

Identify and Stop Scam/Spam Text Messages

Identify and Stop Scam/Spam Text Messages Staying Safe On Your Phone A SCARS Guide Text Message Scams, Phishing Messages, & Spam Texts One Of The Greatest Battlegrounds Of Today's Internet Is On Your Phone! Text and Instant messaging is a growing source of cybercrime and this means that as much as half of all are victimized. In Brazil. alone in 2020 there were more than 5 million WhatsApp victims. Of [...]

UK Moves Forward With Online Regulation Of Social Media

UK Moves Forward With Online Regulation Of Social Media New UK Law To Regulate Social Media & Search Engines A SCARS Special Report British Government Considers Punishment For Causing ‘Psychological Harm’ Through Online Abuse To Accomplish This It Involves New Regulations On Social Media & Search Engines Online “trolls” could face two years in prison for messages or content that cause “psychological harm” as the British government considers new legislation [...]

What Is A Relationship Scam? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Is A Relationship Scam? Understanding Scams Infographic! A SCARS Insight A Relationship Scam - Don't You mean A Romance Scam? Nope! The Definition of a Relationship Scam: It is a one-to-one criminal act that involves a trust relationship and uses deception & manipulation to get a victim to give to the criminal something of value, such as money! A Relationship Scam includes many different types of scams, each with [...]

Social Media Safety – Securing Key Accounts

Social Media Safety Securing Key Accounts A SCARS Insight Your Social Media Platforms Staying Safe Online Is No Joke! Social media platforms have become an integral part of online lives. Social networks are a great way to stay connected with others, but you should be wary about how much personal information you post. Staying safe online requires knowledge and skill, and the sooner you learn this the better off you [...]

The Problem With Fake Checks & Job Scams!

The Problem With Fake Checks & Job Scams! A BBB Insight Presented by SCARS How Big Of A Problem Are Fake Checks? Two Things Everyone Needs To Know About Checks: Having funds credited to a bank account does not mean the check is valid. Federal banking rules require that when someone deposits a check into an account, the bank must make the funds available right away – within a day [...]

Spam and Phishing – Identity Theft, Fraud And Cybercrime Alert

Spam and Phishing Identity Theft, Fraud, And Cybercrime Alert A SCARS Insight Spam and Phishing Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their attempts to lure people in and get you to click on a link or open an attachment. More than half of all cyber-attacks are initiated by emails. Understanding how these attacks are triggered and how to protect yourself from them is vital in staying safe online. Malicious Email [...]