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 [...]

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, [...]

United States Military Ranks & Insignia – A SCARS Guide [Updated]

United States Military Ranks & Insignia A SCARS Guide to help with recognizing fakes! Updated to Include United States Space Force Ranks THE UNITED STATES MILITARY RANK INSIGNIA Updated with Space Force Ranks Military rank is more than just who salutes whom. Military rank is a badge of leadership. Responsibility for personnel, equipment, and mission grows with each increase in rank. Do not confuse rank with pay grades, such as [...]

Synthetic Identity Fraud — Hurts Real People

Synthetic Identity Fraud — Hurts Real People The New Battle In Financial Fraud A SCARS Insight “Fake” Synthetic Identities Hurt Real People According to Sontiq: Over the last few years, synthetic identity fraud has taken off. Once considered a complex and expensive crime to commit, synthetic ID fraud cost U.S. banks $1.8 billion in 2020 and is on track to cost banks $2.4 billion by 2023. Meanwhile, the U.S. [...]

How Do Scammers & Thieves Get Your Personal & Financial Information?

How Do Scammers & Thieves Get You Personal & Financial Information? A SCARS Insight Scammers & Identity Thieves Are Not Stupid! Scammers and Identity Thieve Steal the Information from Millions of Victims Every Year! ACCORDING TO SOME REPORTS THERE IS A 1 OUT OF 2 CHANCE OF YOU BECOMING AN IDENTITY THEFT VICTIM Identity theft occurs when someone fraudulently uses your personal information to obtain credit, take out [...]

McAfee’s Guide To Sharing Online Safely

McAfee's Ultimate Guide To Sharing Online Courtesy of McAfee Presented by SCARS In A Recent Article By Mcafee, They Laid Out The Essentials For Sharing Safely Online And In Social Media Source: https://www.mcafee.com/blogs/consumer/consumer-cyber-awareness/the-ultimate-guide-to-safe-sharing-online/ The following is shared with our audience in the hope that we can help reduce scamming that comes from scammers targeting those that over-share online! Here are three ways online users share too much information [...]

Don’t Stalk The Face In The Photo! It’s A Crime

Don’t Stalk The Face In The Photo! It's A Crime We Are All Sympathetic That Victims Are Scammed! But Don't Make It Worse By Breaking The Law Too! SCARS Basics Series People Who Have Had Their Photos Stolen Are Victims Too! They Are Impersonation Victims! However, it is even more of a problem when the scam victim that fell for those photos hunts down the impersonation victims. That [...]

Admiral Mike Gilday – Another Stolen Identity Used To Scam Women

Another Stolen Identity Used To Scam Women: Admiral Mike Gilday Stolen Photos Appear In Billions Of Fake Profiles On Social Media And Dating Websites It is impossible to catalog all of them, but you can see many more on www.ScamsOnline.org - a separate SCARS website dedicated to displaying stolen photos and real scammer's photos we have found This Stolen Identity: Admiral Mike Gilday Do You Know Admiral Mike [...]

Alexis Clark – Another Stolen Identity Used To Scam Men

Another Stolen Identity Used To Scam Men: Alexis Clark Stolen Photos Appear In Billions Of Fake Profiles On Social Media And Dating Websites It is impossible to catalog all of them, but you can see many more on www.ScamsOnline.org - a separate SCARS website dedicated to displaying stolen photos and real scammer's photos we have found This Stolen Identity: Alexis Clark Do You Know Alexis Clark? She Is [...]

Robert Hyde – Another Stolen Identity Used To Scam Women

Another Stolen Identity Used To Scam Women: Robert Hyde Retired U.S. Army Sargeant Stolen Photos Appear In Billions Of Fake Profiles On Social Media And Dating Websites It is impossible to catalog all of them, but you can see many more on www.ScamsOnline.org - a separate SCARS website dedicated to displaying stolen photos and real scammer's photos we have found This Stolen Identity: Robert Hyde Do You Know Robert [...]

The Story Of Kira Lee Orsag (aka Dani Daniels) [Updated]

The Story Of Kira Lee Orsag AKA Dani Daniels Or Why So Many Victims Believe The Face In The Photo Is The Real Scammer A SCARS Insight American Adult Stars Do Not Live In Ghana Every Day We Are Contacted By Men And Women Who Have The Unshaking Belief That The Face In The Photo Was The Actual Person That Scammed Them It doesn't matter if it was [...]

Lost Pet Scam – Going For Your Heart

Lost Pet Scam - Going For Your Heart Owners Of Pets Who Post About Their Lost Pets Are Being Scammed A SCARS Special Report New scam targets owners of lost pets THIS IS AN IDENTITY THEFT & IMPERSONATION ATTACK What To Watch Out For: A new scam is targeting owners of lost pets. The scammers text the lost pet’s owner claiming they have the dog or cat but [...]

The Challenges In Supporting Impersonation Scam Victims

The Challenges In Supporting Impersonation Scam Victims The Responsibility To Help Victims Understand The Mechanics Of Scams Many times this will conflict with their beliefs Our Responsibility Is Sometimes To Deliver Hard Truths A Discussion About Impersonation Scams And Accepting The Reality Of How They Work One of the great challenges of helping scam victims is that while we do accept what they tell us, but it is [...]

Real Fake – A Graphic Novel from CISA

Real Fake - A Graphic Novel from CISA "Deep Fakes" and advanced technology Impersonations Developed by the United States Cybercrime & Infrastructure Security Agency SCARS is an official crime victims' assistance partner of CISA Real Fake The first graphic novel in US DHS CISA’s Resilience Series communicates the dangers and risks associated with dis- and misinformation through fictional stories that are inspired by real-world events. Readers follow protagonists [...]

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 [...]