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Man In The Middle Attack: Browser Attack

Man In The Middle Attack: Browser Attack Cybersecurity & Online Safety Basics How ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Work - A SCARS Insight What is a Man in the Middle Attack (MitM)? This Can Be Used To Hijack Your Browser And Capture Your Sensitive Data! A man-in-the-middleMan-in-the-middle attack Man-in-the-middle attack: When a fraudster secretly intercepts and possibly alters messages between two parties who believe they are securely communicating with each other. (MitM) attack [...]

Arrest Warrant Scams

Arrest Warrant Scams Phone and Email Scams on the rise! How Scams Work - A SCARS Insight Beware Of Fake Arrest Warrant ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. - Either By Phone Or By Email Scammers are reaching out to potential victims by sending fake arrest warrants by email or [...]

Phishing Alert: PayPal Invoice Scam

PayPal Invoice Scam Phishing ScamPhishing scam Scammers often use email "phishing" to hook unsuspecting fraud victims. Treat all unsolicited email and spam as suspicious: Do not open or reply. To avoid loading malicious software onto your computer or device, never click a link – even from a trusted source – unless you've verified its authenticity. Be especially wary of emails asking for emergency funds or help from friends, family and colleagues. Their email accounts may have been hacked. Scammers will also pretend to be government agencies in scam emails. Alert How Scams Work - A SCARS Insight Scam alert: watch for fake PayPal invoices If you regularly handle invoices as part of your job or you purchase with PayPal a lot, this one is especially dangerous. Fraudsters are sending [...]

Fake Prize, Sweepstakes, and Lottery Scams

Fake Prize, Sweepstakes, and Lottery ScamsLottery Scams These scams involve someone claiming you won a prize. However, they say you must pay a fee or provide sensitive banking information in order to get it. They keep the money, and you get nothing for it. The promise of Big Winnings is Just a Fantasy! How Scams Work - A SCARS Insight A Lottery ScamLottery Scam These scams involve someone claiming you won a prize. However, they say you must pay a fee or provide sensitive banking information in order to get it. They keep the money, and you get nothing for it. Is No Win For Its Victims You get a call, email, or letter saying you won a sweepstake, a lottery, [...]

Utility Scams / Electric-Gas Company Scams

Utility ScamsUtility Scams Scammers posing as utility company employees warn that they need payment quickly, often with a pre-paid card, or else your service will be turned off. Businesses run by native Spanish speakers have also been targeted by this scam. / Electric-Gas Company Scams Beware of Fraudsters Pretending to be Your Utility Company How Scams Work - A SCARS Insight Utility Scammers Pretend To Be Your Utility Company Utility Scams Are Typically Done As Either A Form Of Phishing Or VishingVishing What is a vishing attack? Vishing is the social engineering approach that leverages voice communication. This technique can be combined with other forms of social engineering that entice a victim to call a certain number and divulge sensitive information. Advanced vishing attacks can take place completely over voice communications by exploiting Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions and broadcasting services. VoIP easily allows caller identity (ID) to be spoofed, which can take advantage of the public’s misplaced trust in the security of phone services, especially landline services. Landline communication cannot be intercepted without physical access to the line; however, this trait is not beneficial when communicating directly with a malicious actor. Attack A [...]

Black-Wash Currency Scams Making A Comeback [VIDEO]

Black-Wash Currency Scams Making A Comeback A Fake Money Scam - How Scams Work A SCARS Insight Black Money Cleaning Scam – It's Coming Back In Asia  The black money scam, sometimes also known as the "black dollar scam" or "wash wash scam", is a [...]

Government Grants Scams

Government Grant Scams Beware of "Free Money from the Government" A SCARS Insight The Federal Government Grant ScamGovernment Grant Scam Scammers claim that you are eligible for a government grant and offer to forward it to your checking account as soon as you give them your account information, which they sell or use to steal your money. The scammer may spoof the number of the government agency they claim to be representing. Has Been Around For Years Offers of free money from government grants are scams. Someone might offer you a grant to pay for education, home repairs, home [...]

The Threat Of Scareware

The Threat Of ScarewareScareware A type of malware that displays on-screen warnings of nonexistent computer infections or generates constant pop-ups intended to trick you into buying useless or potentially dangerous "protection" software. Nasty Browster Scams To Trick You! A SCARS Insight "Warning: Your Device Is Infected" Almost every internet user has had at least one run-in with scareware, one of the most lucrative forms of malwareMalware Short for "malicious software," this term means computer viruses and other types of programs that cybercriminals use to disrupt or access your computer, typically with the aim of gathering sensitive files and accounts.. A telltale sign of scareware is a [...]

Spotting Health Insurance Scams

Spotting U.S. Health Insurance Scams How Scams Work While This Is Not About Romance Scams These Are A Kind Of Relationship ScamRelationship Scam A Relationship Scam is a one-to-one criminal act that involves a trust relationship and uses deception & manipulation to get a victim to give to the criminal something of value, such as money! Click here to learn more: What Is A Relationship Scam?! A SCARS Series Health Insurance Scams Are Exploding Out Of Control Wading through your health insurance options and plans can be complex, overwhelming, [...]

Money Refund and Recovery Scams

Money Refund and Recovery ScamsRecovery Scams If you've already fallen for a scam, another scammer may call you and offer to get you your money back for a fee. Their goal is to double-dip and steal more of your money. Unfortunately, in most cases, only real law enforcement or your government can get your money back. There are exceptions, but you are safer to avoid all recovery options. How Scams Work A SCARS Insight After You Are Scammed The Scammers Come Out To Get You Again With Money Recovery Scams They’re the worst of the worst: scams that target people who have already lost money to a scam. [...]

How To Recognize, Avoid, and Report Phishing Scams

How To Recognize, Avoid, and Report Phishing Scams How Scams Work A SCARS/FTCFTC The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil (non-criminal) U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection. The FTC can also act as a clearinghouse for criminal reports sent to other agencies for investigation and prosecution. To learn more visit www.FTC.gov or to report fraud visit ReportFraud.FTC.gov Insight Scammers Use Email Or Text Messages To Trick You Into Giving Them Your Personal Information But There Are Several Things You Can Do To Protect Yourself. How To Recognize Phishing Scammers [...]

Scam Warning: New Type Of Crypto Investment Scam – Liquidity Mining Crypto Scam

New Type Of Crypto Investment ScamInvestment Scam When a caller claims to have a promising investment opportunity that will help you get rich quick, it's likely a scam. Liquidity Mining Crypto Scam A SCARS Scam Warning An Important Warning About A Cryptocurrency Scam Using An Investment Strategy Called Liquidity Mining Scammers may refer to the investment opportunity as a 'liquidity pool', 'liquidity mining', or 'mining pool' - [...]

New Abortion Phone Scam

New Abortion Phone Scam A New Phone Scam A SCARS Special Report A Warning To Women Across The United States In the wake of the Supreme Court Decision to return legal control of abortions back to the States, almost everyone is concerned over what is [...]

Brushing Scam – What Is That?

Brushing Scam - What Is That? A person receives packages or parcels containing various sorts of items that were not ordered or requested! A SCARS Insight Into How Scams Work Unordered Product Parcel Scams Free boxloads of merchandise from Amazon or other companies, right on [...]

Remote Control Scams

Remote Control Scams Also Known As Tech Support ScamsTech Support Scams Phone scammers may masquerade as tech support employees for a major company in order to take your money or install a virus on your computer. They may call from what seem to be legitimate company numbers using caller ID spoofing. A SCARS Insight How to Avoid and Recover from Remote Access Scams Also Known As Remote Access Scams Remote access scams try to convince you that you have a computer or internet problem and that you [...]

Social Media Money Flipping Scam

Social Media Money Flipping Scam How Scams Work A SCARS Insight Social Media Scams Come In Every Imaginable Kind! This IS Just One More! In this case, scammers are using social media platforms and banking appsApps Applications or Apps An application (software), commonly referred to as an ‘app’ is a program on a computer, tablet, mobile phone or device. Apps are designed for specific tasks, including checking the weather, accessing the internet, looking at photos, playing media, mobile banking, etc. Many apps can access the internet if needed and can be downloaded (used) either for a price or for free. Apps are a major point of vulnerability on all devices. Some are designed to be malicious, such as logging keystrokes or activity, and others can even transport malware. Always be careful about any app you are thinking about installing. to solicit large sums of cash from victims. This [...]

SCARS Webinar: Panic & Urgency Scams – May 21, 2022 [VIDEO]

Panic & Urgency Scams [VIDEO] SCARS Webinar May 21, 2022 In this edition of our SCARS Webinar Series, we talk about short-term scams where the scammers place the victim in panic and create a sense of urgency!. These scams are typically about some form of emergency or urgent situation [...]

Impersonation of Law Enforcement and Government Officials

 ImpersonationImpersonation An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for impersonating someone, such as: part of a criminal act such as identity theft, online impersonation scam, or other fraud. This is usually where the criminal is trying to assume the identity of another, in order to commit fraud, such as accessing confidential information or to gain property not belonging to them. Also known as social engineering and impostors. of Law Enforcement and Government Officials Government Impersonation Scams - How Scams Work A SCARS Insight Government Impersonation Scams Are Widespread And Expanding! The ongoing widespread fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. schemes in which scammers impersonate law enforcement or government officials in attempts to extort money or steal [...]

Elder Frauds & Scams

Elder Frauds & Scams How Criminals Defraud The Elderly Every Minute Of Every Day! How Scams Work by SCARS Elder Fraud Affects Millions Of People Every Year! Each year, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud or confidence scheme, including [...]

Skimming Scams

SkimmingSkimming The capturing of information from the magnetic stripe on your ATM and credit card by use of portable "skimmer" devices that are secretly installed on card-reading machines. Scams A Physical Scam To Capture Your Credit Card Numbers How Scams Work by SCARS What Is Skimming? First let us say that this is not an online form of fraud, however, because of the huge impact that it has it is important for [...]

Package Delivery Scams – How to Identify and Avoid

Package Delivery Scams - How to Identify and Avoid How Scams Work A SCARS Insight Almost Everyone Is Receiving These Scam Messages Every Week! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many Americans shop, with online purchasing in the U.S. increasing steadily. More shopping online [...]

Pig Butchering Investment Scams – Official FBI Podcast

Pig ButcheringPig Butchering Sha Zhu Pan 殺主盤 “Pig Butchering” This is a scam type that originated in China involving the scammer developing a relationship with the victim - sometimes romantic sometimes not - and leading the victim to invest in a fake company or asset. These typically target smart younger women. Investment ScamsInvestment Scams When a caller claims to have a promising investment opportunity that will help you get rich quick, it's likely a scam. Official FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. Podcast Presented by SCARS Building A Digital Defense Against A New Romance + Cryptocurrency Scam Called "Pig Butchering" Listen to the Podcast below - Podcast will automatically play The Pig Butchering scamPig Butchering Sha Zhu Pan 殺主盤 “Pig Butchering” This is a scam type that originated in China involving the scammer developing a relationship with the victim - sometimes romantic sometimes not - and leading the victim to invest in a fake company or asset. These typically target smart younger women. pulls on heartstrings and purse [...]

An Updated Compendium Of Confidence Tricks

An Updated Compendium Of Confidence Tricks A Collection of Scams & Cons A SCARS Insight Confidence Tricks And Scams And Frauds Confidence tricks and scams are difficult to classify because they change often and often contain elements of more than one type. Throughout this list, [...]

Pig-Butchering Scam / Sha Zhu Pan – Training Manuals

Pig-Butchering Scam / Sha Zhu PanSha Zhu Pan Sha Zhu Pan 殺主盤 “Pig Butchering” This is a scam type that originated in China involving the scammer developing a relationship with the victim - sometimes romantic sometimes not - and leading the victim to invest in a fake company or asset. These typically target smart younger women. - Training Manuals ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. Training Guides Reprinted From REDDIT - Originally Posted by "cannabiccino" Training Guides Scammer Use For "Pig Butchering" Scams Our thanks to "cannabiccino" for this valuable information. As we have said for more than a decade, [...]

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SCARS GREN BOOK - The SCARS STEPS Guide to Scam Victim Recovery

SCARS GREEN BOOK
Self-Help Self-Paced Recovery Program Guide

LEARN HOW TO RECOVER ON YOUR OWN

This program is designed to help scam victims struggling to recover on their own and for those who want to understand the overall process. You can be using other resources, such as traumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS. counselingCounseling Counseling is the professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes. A mental health counselor (MHC), or counselor, is a person who works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Such persons may help individuals deal with issues associated with addiction and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging. They may also work with "Social Workers", "Psychiatrists", and "Psychologists". SCARS does not provide mental health counseling. or therapy, qualified support groupsSupport Groups In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic, such as romance scams. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy. They can be supervised or not. SCARS support groups are moderated by the SCARS Team and or volunteers., or completely independent – on your own!

The SCARS Steps program is a complete program and is provided for the purpose of helping scam victims to overcome this experience. Throughout this SCARS Steps Program, we speak about issues and challenges that a victim may have and help guide them through their recovery. But each person is different and it is important to understand your own reasons for being vulnerable to being scammed.

After the trauma of being scammed, you need to take steps to recover and move on. This may be an alternative to counseling in the short term, but we still encourage you to seek out professional help & support. Throughout this SCARS Steps Program, we speak about issues, challenges, defects, or problems that a victim may have in a generalized way.

The SCARS GREEN BOOK will help you recover from your scam offline and it will always be there when you need it!

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SCARS SLATE BOOK - A Guide For Families & Friends Of Scam Victims

SCARS SLATE BOOK – Let Us Explain What Happened!

A Guide For Families & Friends Of Scam Victims

HOW TO HELP ROMANCE SCAM VICTIMS FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF SCAM VICTIMS

This SCARS Publishing book represents a complete guide to help the families and friends understand how these scams work and how to help the victim.

The SCARS Slate Book should be purchased by family and friends to better understand what happened to the victim and the traumatic impact on them. But it can also be shared by the victim so that they do not have to explain to family and friends about the scam. This publication is to help others to help Scam Victims to make it through this traumatic experience and recover.

Each person is different and it is important to understand how relationship scamsRelationship Scam A Relationship Scam is a one-to-one criminal act that involves a trust relationship and uses deception & manipulation to get a victim to give to the criminal something of value, such as money! Click here to learn more: What Is A Relationship Scam? work and why people are vulnerable; to being scammed, how they were lured in, then groomed and manipulated. This understanding is essential in helping them through the process of ending the scam and then on to recovery. The SCARS Slate Book will provide the information necessary to help support a victim through this process.

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SCARS RED BOOK - Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer

SCARS RED BOOK
Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer

ORGANIZE YOUR INFORMATION TO MAKE THE REPORTING PROCESS SIMPLE!

Helps you get and stay organized. This publication is to help Scam Victims organize their crime information. Complete this information before reporting to the police then bring this book with you

Before or after reporting to the police the RED BOOK gives you a dedicated tool to record all the essential facts of this crime. The Victim, the Scammers, the Money, and your Police interactions. Everything that really matters can be easily recorded for your immediate use and for the future!

As we have seen, money recovery/repayment programs can become available years after the scam ends and you need to keep all the details of this crime in case it is needed. We have also seen scammers being extradited to the U.S. and other countries, this will help in the event you testify or give statements, Additionally, this helps you have your information ready to qualify for victims’ benefits, compensation, or aid.

The Official SCARS RED BOOK is your way of recording all the important facts of this crime so that you do not lose essential information, Complete the RED BOOK then put it away with the confidence that you will have it if or when it is needed.

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SCARS BLUE BOOK - Survivor's Recovery Journal
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