How Scams Work

Equivocation – The Magician’s Choice – The Arts Of Manipulation

Equivocation - The Magician's Choice - The Arts Of Manipulation Psychology Of Scams A SCARS Insight Many Victims Believed That They Made Their Own Choices During The Scam They Frequently Cannot Forgive Themselves Because Of It - But In Reality, Most Of The Time The Scammer Made Or Led All The Major Decisions Scams & Magic Have Much In Common Scams & Magic Tricks are all about manipulation and control. [...]

What Is A Relationship Scam? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Is A Relationship Scam? Understanding Scams Infographic! A SCARS Insight A Relationship Scam - Don't You mean A Romance Scam? Nope! The Definition of a Relationship Scam: It 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! A Relationship Scam includes many different types of scams, each with [...]

The Problem With Fake Checks & Job Scams!

The Problem With Fake Checks & Job Scams! A BBB Insight Presented by SCARS How Big Of A Problem Are Fake Checks? Two Things Everyone Needs To Know About Checks: Having funds credited to a bank account does not mean the check is valid. Federal banking rules require that when someone deposits a check into an account, the bank must make the funds available right away – within a day [...]

The Pig Butchering Scam – The New Romance & Investment Scam Combination Sweeping The World

Pig Butchering Scams - The New Romance & Investment Scam Combination Sweeping The World An Evolution In Romance Scams A SCARS Insight Pig Butchering Scams? What is that? It is the New Combination of Romance Scams & Investment Scams This new variation of scams began to immerge in 2020 and originated from China. The scam involves building a relationship, often romantic, with a victim before convincing them to make a [...]

To Call or Not To Call: New Call Back Scam Campaign Targeting Financial Institution Customers

To Call or Not To Call: New Scam Campaign Targeting Financial Institution Customers A Scam Warning A SCARS Insight Scams Evolve Into New Methods And New Platforms Identity thieves and scammers are preying on bank, credit union members, and financial institution customers using more unconventional methods. Instead of cold calling targets or sending a fake link to harvest confidential information, these scammers are asking you to call them. Bitdefender Antispam [...]