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SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Too Many Facebook Groups

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Too Many Facebook Groups All Scam Victims Have Asked Themselves How And Why They Were Targeted! Did You Ever Think It Was The Groups You Joined? Facebook is a wonderous platform connecting half of the world - at least if you believe Facebook. The Reality Though Is Quite Different. At least half of all Facebook profiles are fake or fraudulent. Just imagine that, over one billion fake profiles! (See here [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: From Victim To Criminal

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: From Victim To Criminal How Can A Scam Victim Be Transformed Into A Criminal? IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME! There are millions of romance scam victims around the world. More than a million in Europe, perhaps as many as 6 million in the United States alone. This is happening and it is very real. Victims know this and live it. But there are ways that this can go from bad to worse [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Too Many Friends

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Too Many Friends ANTI-SCAM TIP: TOO MANY FRIENDS Let's be real for a second. Adding someone who has thousands of friends to your Facebook friend's list (or connections on any social media) is like unsafe sex! Any interaction is going to leave you infected. Why? Because there is no way that they actually know all of these people, so it automatically means they accept friends (or connections) that contact them out of [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Dead Wife

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Dead Wife It Is Amazing How Many Military Soldiers Online (Strangers) Lose Their Wives To Auto Accidents! Have you ever noticed that in most romance scams that target women, the soldier or the engineer or the businessman or diplomat always has lost their wife to a serious accident, leaving them to raise their daughter or son alone? Being a soldier is a dangerous profession, yet if we are to believe scammers, it [...]

Cybercriminals Leverage Google Translate To Hide Their Phishing Sites – SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Cybercriminals Leverage Google Translate To Hide Their Phishing Sites Attackers Are Using A New Technique That Uses Google Translate To Hide The Real Domain Of Their Phishing Sites. This phishing technique works more effectively in mobile devices when compared to desktops. Researchers uncovered that attackers are using a new technique that leverages Google Translate to hide the real domain of their phishing sites. Phishing emails using this technique aren’t complex at all [...]

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 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Staying Safe Online: Dealing with Cyberbullies

SCARS|RSN™ Staying Safe Online: Dealing with Cyberbullies Bullies Are Taking Advantage Of Technology To Intimidate And Harass Their Victims. Dealing With Cyberbullying Can Be Difficult, But There Are Steps You Can Take. What Is Cyberbullying? CYBERBULLYING REFERS TO THE PRACTICE OF USING TECHNOLOGY TO HARASS, OR BULLY, SOMEONE ELSE - IT IS ALSO AGAINST THE LAW Bullies used to be restricted to methods such as physical intimidation, postal mail, or the telephone. Now, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Cybersecurity Guide: Protecting Against Ransomware

SCARS|RSN™ Cybersecurity Guide: Protecting Against Ransomware All about ransomware Ever wondered what all the ransomware fuss is about? You've heard about it at the office or read about it in the news. Maybe you've got a pop-up on your computer screen right now warning of a ransomware infection. Well, if you’re curious to learn all there is to know about ransomware, you’ve come to the right place. We'll tell you about ransomware’s different forms, how [...]

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 [...]

Reporting Scammers To The Ghana Police Services – SCARS|RSN™ Reporting Scams

Reporting Scammers To The Ghana Police Services Contacting The Ghana Police This is presented because so many ask for it, but the Ghana Police are totally corrupt and will try to scam you themselves! The Ghana Police Service has, since its inception been in the frontline of the criminal justice system of Ghana. It is clearly the most visible arm of government as the symbol of law and order, [...]

Military Impersonation Scams – SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Military Impersonation Scams Romance Scams Variation: Impersonation Of Military Personnel A dominant technique romance scammers use is to impersonate American (90% of the time) military personnel. Scammers prefer to use the images, names, and profiles of soldiers as this usually inspires confidence, trust and admiration in their female victims. Military public relations often post information on soldiers without mentioning their families or personal lives, so images are stolen from these websites by [...]

419 Romance Scams – SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: 419 Romance Scams Romance Scam Variation: Inheritance Another variation of the romance scam is when the scammer insists they need to marry in order to inherit millions of dollars of gold left by a father, uncle, or grandfather. A young woman will contact a victim and tell them of their plight: not being able to remove the gold from their country as they are unable to pay the duty or marriage taxes. [...]

Victim’s 7 Deadly Sins – SCARS|RSN™ Scam Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Recovery: Victim's 7 Deadly Sins When Scam Victims Cross The Line WARNING: This Is Going To Be A Fire And Brimstone Kind Of Sermon About Scam Victims Its purpose is not to blame, shame, or condemn, but to help recent victims understand that their after-scam decisions have just as many consequences as their decision to let their scammer in. Who Are We To Talk About This? SCARS is a victims assistance and support [...]

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