Stop Local Government Data Incompetence – A SCARS Commentary

Stop Local Government Data Incompetence A SCARS Commentary SCARS Commentary How Much Longer Are We Going To Tolerate Incompetence And Neglect? Local governments are allowed to get away with almost anything when it comes to our data! Some of their functions are covered under HIPAA and a few other regs, but most are as incompetently managed as the rest of local government functions. A recent post by a processional [...]

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 [...]

Authorized Push Payment Fraud (APP Fraud)

Authorized Push Payment Fraud (APP Fraud) The Fastest Form Of Payment Scams Convenience & Instant Criminality! What Is Authorized Push Payment Fraud (APP Fraud)? Essentially, This Is When Scammers Convince A Customer To Transfer Money To Them Via An Instant Payment It is a form of fraud in which victims are manipulated into making real-time payments to fraudsters, typically by social engineering attacks involving impersonation. As of 2019 [...]

Should You Delete Facebook?

Should You Delete Facebook? Ex-Facebook Executive Says Facebook Is No Longer The Place To Be While it offers great benefits, the OVERLORD attitude is dangerous for users worldwide! We do not know what information our Australian readers can see on our SCARS Facebook Pages, which is why we are reprinting this article here for their access. "DELETE THE APP" Former Facebook CEO unloads on the media giant's sad [...]

SCARS Quits Twitter

SCARS Quits Twitter After many years, Twitter is simply not a place for us to be! This is actually better since our followers will have to follow us here now! We Have Had Enough We are a constant champion for online scam victims and are vocal about the roles played by social media and the victimization of their users - we are frequently the recipient of their retaliation. [...]

The Most Dangerous Malware EMOTET Disrupted Through Global Action

The Most Dangerous Malware EMOTET Disrupted Through Global Action Law enforcement and judicial authorities worldwide have this week disrupted one of the most significant botnets of the past decade: EMOTET Investigators have now taken control of its infrastructure in an international coordinated action! EMOTET Has Been One Of The Most Professional And Long-Lasting Cybercrime Services Out There First discovered as a banking Trojan Virus in 2014, the malware [...]

There Is No Cloud – It Is Just Someone Else’s Computer

Please Help Us Help Scam Victims Worldwide By Making A Small Donation To SCARS Your generous contribution of Just $5 will help us continue to educate & support the victims of relationship scams. You will be helping to support free scam avoidance education for adults & children, free victims' assistance & support, free victim recovery programs, real advocacy on behalf of victims, online crime prevention programs, and so much more that SCARS delivers. Click [...]

Scam Warning: Unemployment Claim Fraud

Please Help Us Help Scam Victims Worldwide By Making A Small Donation To SCARS Your generous contribution of Just $5 will help us continue to educate & support the victims of relationship scams. You will be helping to support free scam avoidance education for adults & children, free victims' assistance & support, free victim recovery programs, real advocacy on behalf of victims, online crime prevention programs, and so much more that SCARS delivers. Click [...]

How Bad Is It, Really?

The State of Cybercriminality In Real-Time! Here is a real-time map showing global cyber threats courtesy of Kaspersky and CyberArmedSecurity.com Turn on or off the options at the bottom of the map to see the different types of attacks.  Turn on or off the options at the bottom of the map to see the different types of attacks.

SCARS™ Insight: DeepFake And The Frightening New World Online

SCARS™ Insight: DeepFake And The Frightening New World Online Most People Have No Idea What Is Coming! Much Less How This Works - It Is Almost Magic! But the truth is that it is science, and while it is not understandable by those that lack a STEM education, it can be explained. According to LyrnAI: The process is based upon what is called "Generative Adversarial Networks" (GAN) which is a relatively new concept in Machine [...]

SCARS™ Commentary: DeepFakes & The Future Of Scamming [Video]

SCARS™ Commentary: DeepFakes & The Future Of Scamming [Video] Make No Mistake That DeepFake Is Coming To Scamming! It may only be a year or two and then we will have no way to tell real from fake. It is already possible to simulate chats almost perfectly. Soon you will get a message from one of your own friends or family and not be able to tell the difference. The only way to protect yourself [...]

SCARS|ADVOCACY™ Petition: Ban Access To U.S. VOIP Phone Numbers Without U.S. Residence or Incorporation Verification

SCARS|ADVOCACY™ Petition: Ban Access To U.S. VOIP Phone Numbers Without U.S. Residence or Incorporation Verification SOLUTIONS DO NOT ALWAYS NEED TO BE COMPLICATED In today's world anyone - literally, anyone anywhere in the world can obtain a FREE United States phone number for any purpose without any real identity verification. This makes it easy for transnational cybercriminals (or anyone else) to engage in scams, cybercrimes, or other unlawful activities. Scammers from around the world use [...]

Deepfake – a SCARS™ Guide

SCARS™ Guide: Deepfake The History & Definition Of Deepfake What Is Deepfake? Deepfake, a variation from "deep learning" and "fake", is an artificial intelligence-based human image synthesis technique. It is used to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique called a "generative adversarial network" (GAN). The combination of the existing and source videos results in a fake video that shows a person or persons performing an action at an event that never [...]

SCARS™ Scam Alert: A New Kind Of Socially Engineered Scam

SCARS™ Scam Alert: A New Kind Of Socially Engineered Scam A New Kind Of Scam Is Appearing Thanks To Google Searches ... You are minding your own business searching Google or Bing for left-handed kumquats or spring-tailed dandy-lions and you see a link to an interesting website link in the search results. You click on the link and it immediately redirects you to something else. A different website or page. If you have a good [...]