Scammers Visiting Their Victims – The Urban Legend & The Truth

Scammers Visiting Their Victims - The Urban Legend & The Truth Scam Urban Legends A SCARS Insight A Typical Scammer Threat Is To Come To Where The Victim Lives! But In Reality, This Is Just A Threat As a scam winds down and ends, scammers commonly threaten all kinds of things. We have heard from victims that scammers have said: They would visit the victim and kill them. Shoot them, [...]

What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor? [Updated]

What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor? A SCARS Insight Are You A Victim Or A Scam Survivor? An Exploration Of Mindsets As an organization, we have had the opportunity to observe the victims of scams for many years. We have had the benefit of expanding our knowledge by professionalizing our activities as registered crime victims' assistance and support providers, in applying victimology and [...]

Scammer Name-Calling – Please Just Stop It!

Scammer Name-Calling - Please Just Stop It! You Are Not Hurting Them, You Are Hurting Yourself! A SCARS Insight Why Stop Calling Scammers Names!? Calling Criminals Names Only Hurts Their Victims! We all see it all the time in the news, in commentary, and on social media. People calling criminals names - putting them down. But Why Do People Do It? This is an age-old attempt at chasing [...]

SCARS™ Guide: Clones – Copying Profiles & Identities

SCARS™ Guide: Clones - Copying Profiles & Identities Cloning: Can My Real Grandmother Please Stand Up? Let The Scamming Begin! [lwptoc] Portions from Anonymous Most Of Us Have Heard Someone Say This: "Someone Cloned My Profile" And they alert you that their profile must have been cloned! (The other over used favorite term is "someone hacked by profile") The Urban Legend is that almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name have [...]

FAKE NEWS: Nigeria’s EFCC Will Pay Bounty On Yahoo Boys!

Nigeria's EFCC Will Pay Million Bounty On Yahoo Boys! Fake News / Urban Legend! Sorry, it is NOT True - a SCARS Insight FAKE NEWS: For The First Time, Nigerian Declares All Our War Against Yahoo Boy Scammers! The Nigerians Are Not Willing To Make Informants Millionaires If They Identify Online Scammers Or Fraudsters! Of course, this is just another Nigerian Urban Legend! According to SCARS sources in [...]

Scammer Urban Legends: Introduction & What Are They

Scam Urban Legends: Introduction & What Are They Helping To Set The Record Straight With thousands of amateur and pretend anti-scam groups on social media, many spread misinformation, fake news, and urban legends, instead of the real situation and knowledge. These guides will help provide confirmed and correct information you can rely on in your avoidance, discovery, and recovery. First Principals SCARS is a formal crime victims' assistance [...]

Urban Legends: Chapter 6 – Scammers Are All Alike? [Updated]

Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 6 Scammers Are All Alike? A SCARS Insight Scammer Urban Legend: All Scammers Are Nigerian Most victims and the public, in general, have a mistaken idea that all scammers are from one region. It seems like every day, all you hear about are Nigerian 419 and fake military scams, and that all of these scammers must be Nigerian. Nothing Could Be Farther From The [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 7 – No One Is Doing Anything!

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 7 - No One Is Doing Anything! Nothing Is Being Done? We constantly hear from victims that say that no one is doing anything, or that nothing is being done! Unfortunately, it can certainly seem that way. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Most people believe that all crime is handled the way they see it on TV. You report it, and the police jump on it immediately. [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 8 – Who Is Responsible? – Updated

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 8 - Who Is Responsible? Who Is Responsible For Scamming? We constantly hear from victims that say that someone (pick a person) is responsible for global scamming! Unfortunately, yes, there are many who are responsible and some who are not. Let's Look At The Genesis Of Global Online Fraud It all starts (basically) with the Advance Fee Fraud known as 419 - "419" refers to the section of the Nigerian Criminal [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 9 – Victims Are Stupid?

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 9 - Victims Are Stupid? Actually, yes, scam victims may have done something dumb, but they are almost never stupid! In fact, the vast majority of romance scams victims are above average intelligence It'S Fair To Wonder, Who Falls For This Stuff? "That's the magic question," asked Marti DeLiema, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University's Center on Longevity who focuses on financial fraud. "The answer is, there's no easy answer." from [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends – Chapter 4 – Obsessive Scammer Exposing – Updated

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends - Chapter 4 - Obsessive Scammer Exposing Originally published chapters 3 and 4 were together, we split them for greater clarity. The Compulsion To Expose! When someone is recently victimized by a romance scammer they fall into one of four main categories: Those that simply hide Those that panic Those that are enraged & want revenge Those that want to understand After some time passes they will develop distinct Mindsets, but that is [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends – Chapter 2 – Scammers Are Stupid?

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends - Chapter 2 - Scammers Are Stupid? You Hear This All The Time From Victims One of the things that is disturbing about many scam victims is the need to invent a mythology about scammers that simply isn't true. Unfortunately, incompetent anti-scam groups do this too. This is a natural reaction, but it is wrong This is especially true when you are confronting someone that you can do nothing about. For example [...]

Scam Urban Legends: Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good

Scam Urban Legends: Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good Helping To Set The Record Straight With thousands of amateur and pretend anti-scam groups on social media, many spread misinformation, fake news, and urban legends, instead of the real situation and knowledge. These guides will help provide confirmed and correct information you can rely on in your avoidance, discovery, and recovery. First Principals SCARS is a formal crime victims' assistance [...]

SCARS™ Urban Legends: Do Something Useful With Their Lives!

SCARS™ Urban Legends: Do Something Useful With Their Lives! We hear it almost every day. A victim will comment as though asking a scammer "Why don't you do something useful for others?" This is not going to be a popular view since most victims want to vilify scammers as being evil, lazy, or worthless. But the truth is far different. The truth is the most scammers are running a business, and like all businesses, it [...]