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SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics:  Scammer Grammar!

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics:  Scammer Grammar! Originally Published January 2010 - Updated April 20, 2019 One of the easiest ways to spot scammers from Ghana, or Nigeria, etc. is their use of language. Introduction To Scammer Grammer They have learned it is better to steal information from others - to steal profile text from real people. Or to use the chat session scripts they buy - but eventually, they may have to modify them [...]

Why Do Scammers Always Ask You To Chat Somewhere Else? – SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Why Do Scammers Always Ask You To Chat Somewhere Else? Why Do They Ask To Chat Somewhere Else? First, it is important to understand the risks of social media for scammers. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are high-value properties for scammers and they are easily lost. It takes time to create a profile and if they are talking with 20 victims they can't have all of that activity on their profile. So they [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Talking with Kids About Being Online

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Talking with Kids About Being Online From: First Lady Melania Trump, White House, and the Federal Trade Commission, Washington D.C. This guide from the Federal Trade Commission covers issues to raise with kids about living their lives online. Introduction By First Lady Melania Trump As First Lady, I want to nurture the most valuable part of our society and our future: children. As adults, we take responsibility for helping children [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Forgetful Scammers

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Forgetful Scammers Why Do They Forget What You Talked About? Remember that scammers are working many other victims at the same time. Imagine you had a hundred girl or boyfriends - you would never be able to keep it all straight without a spreadsheet. In fact, scammers do maintain careful records of each victim's details. But they are just human and sometimes they connect to a victim when their laptop is not available. [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Why Do They Call You Dear?

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Why Do They Call You Dear? Why do they use "Dear" or "Sweetheart" or other endearments? en·dear·ment noun - plural noun: endearments a word or phrase expressing love or affection. synonyms: sweet nothings, sweet words, sweet talk, affectionate talk, soft words; expressing love or affection. "a term of endearment," synonyms: affection, fondness, tenderness, feeling, sentiment, warmth, love, liking, care, regard, attachment"he spoke to her formally and without endearment" Here is a list of endearments - but note that endearments are language and even [...]

How to Do a Reverse Image Search From Your Phone – SCARS|RSN™ Scam Tips

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Tips: How to Do a Reverse Image Search From Your Phone PC Magazine provides an excellent guide on how to do this:     SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: Google Image Search, Reverse Image Search, Smartphone, Fon, On A Phone, Find Scammer Images, Confirm Scam, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - - - [...]

Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams [Infographic] – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams [Infographic]   Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams Infographic SCARS #ActAgainstScams Campaign     SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Internal Revenue Service, United States Government, IRS, Phone Scams, IRS Scam, Gift Card Scam, iTunes Scam, Tax Scam, Infographic, #ActAgainstScams, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - - - [...]

ACT AGAINST SCAMS! – SCARS™ Campaign – Call To Action

SCARS|RSN™ ACT AGAINST SCAMS! - Call To Action Do You Want To Do Something To Make A Difference? Here is something very simple: Save this graphic to your phone / tablet / computer. Then when you find a fake profile, add it as a comment on the top post so other potential victims will know the risk! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

Where Do Scammers Find You? – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Where Do Scammers Find You? Would You Believe It Is Facebook Groups? If you belong to any type of a BUY & SELL or DEALS Group on Facebook you are an automatic target for scammers! Scammers have profiled typical victims to be members of these groups. You will find them full of scammers targeting their members just like YOU! Scammers know that the BUY & SELL groups are easy hunting grounds because their members have [...]

How Not To Fall Victim Of Yahoo Boys – SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: How Not To Fall Victim Of Yahoo Boys Mug shots of young Nigerians intercepted by security operatives over their involvement in Internet fraud and other cyber crimes are becoming commonplace on the pages of newspapers, as well as on online platforms. Click On The Title In The Content Box Below To View The Full Story RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A. TAGS:  Yahoo Boys, Yahoo Yahoo, Romance Scammers, Romance [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Receiving Gifts From Scammers

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Receiving Gifts From Scammers Have You Ever Been Asked By A Scammer For Your Address To Send You A Gift? A VICTIM RECENTLY ASKED: " I have a question to the group. What can it mean if a scammer wants to send me a Christmas surprise? I know that his passport is a fake and he asked for money, but I refused. What I have to expect if he is sending me a [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tips: How To Avoid Nigerian Letter Or “419” Email Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tips: How To Avoid Nigerian Letter Or "419" Email Scams Quick "419" Email Scam Avoidance Checklist: If the "opportunity" appears too good to be true, it probably is. Do not reply to emails asking for personal banking information. Be wary of individuals representing themselves as foreign government officials. Be cautious when dealing with individuals outside of your own country. Beware when asked to assist in placing large sums of money in overseas bank accounts. [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Find Scammer Photos With Google® Reverse Image Search

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Find Scammer Photos With Google® Reverse Image Search Dedicated to Sarkresothavy Mean and Scam Survivors everywhere! Find Related Images With Reverse Image Search You can use a picture to find related images from the web. What You’ll Find When you search with a picture, your results may include: Similar images The websites that contain these images Other sizes of the picture you searched with How Google uses the pictures you search with The pictures or [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: What To Do If Your Photos Are Being Used By Scammers

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: What To Do If Your Photos Are Being Used By Scammers What Should You Do! If your photos are being used by scammers you have some power! First, it is important to understand how this happened. You Probably Let Them Do It! In today's internet world, you have to be in control of your privacy and who has access to your information.  Facebook, Instagram, Google, Tumblr, Picasa, Pintrest, all allow control over who [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Spotting Scammers

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Spotting Scammers You Want To Learn To Spot Scammers, Right? Let's talk about that. Let's talk about words like: I think I guess I assume I believe These are excuses for not knowing. Excuses for not putting the work in to know something for sure. When you were scammed, you thought he/she was real. You assumed it was ok. You guessed it would be fine. You believed what the scammer told you. [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: It’s In The Eyes!

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: It’s In The Eyes! Scammers Don’t Understand Eye Colors! Gray, Black, Hazel Are Their Preferred Choice Silver / Grey Eyes […]

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