Understanding Scams & Scammers

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 [...]

Understanding The Long Con – The Basic Mechanics Of A Relationship Scam – How Scams Work

How Scams Work: Understanding The Long Con The Basic Mechanics Of A Relationship Scam A SCARS Insight What Is A Long Con? Con is derived from "Confidence Trick" A "Long Con" Or "Big Con" (Or Long Game) Is A Scam That Unfolds Over Several Days Or Weeks, Or Even Years. It may involve one scammer or a team of fraudsters working together (a team), and even props ( such as [...]

What Drives People To Be Scammed?

What Drives People To Be Scammed? A SCARS Overview Why Do People Accept Scams? What We Are Really Asking Is Why People Believe In Fantasies? What is it about us humans that we are so willing to believe a fairytale? Yet, so often that is exactly what we do! This is not intended to shame victims - far from it, this is intended to help victims example their own [...]