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Package Delivery Scams – How to Identify and Avoid

Package Delivery 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. - How to Identify and Avoid How Scams Work A SCARS Insight Almost Everyone Is Receiving These 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. 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, [...]

Common Health Scams – What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

Common Health Scams What You Don't Know Can Kill You A SCARS Insight Portions Courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission Report All 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. to the 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 Health Scams Not Only Steal Your Money But Affect Your Health! People spend billions of dollars a year on [...]

New Crypto Payment Scam – A SCARS Alert

New Crypto Payment Scam A SCARS Alert How Scams Work! There's a New Spin On Scammers Asking People To Pay With Cryptocurrency. It involves an impersonator, a QR code, and a trip to a store (directed by a scammer on the phone) to send your money [...]

Clone Investment Company Scams

Clone Investment Company Scams An Old Scam With A New Face A SCARS Insight - How Scams Work For Hundreds Of Years There Have Been Investment Scams - But Today's Scammers Have It Easier Than Ever! From Romance Scams to Straight Investment Scams - Scammers [...]

Missing Persons Scam – How Scams Work

Missing Persons Scams How Scams Work A SCARS Special Report New Type of Cyber-Enabled Fraud - Missing Person Scams Scammers Target Families Who Post Missing Persons on Social Media You see it every day on Facebook or other social media platforms. A family member posts [...]

The Spanish Prisoner Scam – How Scams Work

The Spanish Prisoner Scam The Spanish Prisoner is a confidence trickConfidence trick 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. originating by at least the early 19th century, as Eugène François Vidocq described in his memoirs How Scams Work A SCARS Insight Reprinted from Slate » The Spanish Prisoner, the Treasure-Dangling Scam That Won’t Die “A man in this country [...]

The Interview Scam – Scammers Get Smarter

The Interview Scam - Scammers Get Smarter Fake Press Interviews A SCARS Insight Scammers Evolve Their Craft Constantly, Looking For New Ways To Capture Victims! A New Technique Has Emerged That Is Proving All Too Easy! Fake Media/Press Interviews! In recent months we have seen [...]

New Trend – Scammers Pretending To Be Anti-Scammers

Scammers Pretending To Be Anti-Scammers The New Trend In The War On Scams! A SCARS Special Report Scammers Pretending To Be Against Scams! It Should Be No Surprise That Scams & Scammers Are Always Evolving! Online scammers, especially on social media, have always looked for [...]

Missed Package Delivery Messages, Calls or Voicemail (Flubot) Scams

Missed Package Delivery Messages, Calls or Voicemail (FlubotFlubot Flubot is a new Android & iPhone malware/spyware that aims to steal financial login and password data from your device. Flubot malware uses smishing (or SMS/Text phishing) to attack you & your device. You will receive an SMS that informs you about a package delivery or something else. The SMS will include a link to trigger the malware attack.) Scams How Scams Work A SCARS Insight Have You Received Messages About Missed Package Deliveries?People everywhere have been getting scam text messages about missed calls, voicemail or delivery-related messages. The average person with a smartphone account receives one [...]

How To Quickly Recognize And Stop A Romance Scam

How To Quickly Recognize And Stop A Romance Scam About Romance Scams - How Scams Work A SCARS Insight How To Stop A Romance Scam In Its Tracks Millions of people go online in search of romance, and while it does work out for a [...]

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 [...]

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

Pig Butchering Scams - The New Romance & 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. 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 [...]

Scammers Using Your Identity

Scammers Using Your Identity You Gave Them All They Need! A SCARS Insight Scam Victims Send Money To Scammers! But Sometimes Scammers Keep The Money In The Victim's Name! There is a practice that has been going on for at least a decade in [...]

Synthetic Identity Fraud — Hurts Real People

Synthetic Identity FraudSynthetic identity fraud Synthetic identity theft, or synthetic identity fraud, occurs when a criminal creates an identity instead of stealing an existing one. The scam involves mixing real Social Security numbers, or fake numbers, with other pieces of information—names, addresses, and birthdates—to put together an entirely new identity, often using partially fake identity information. In contrast, the more familiar form of identity theft involves using the actual name, Social Security number, and other personal data of a single victim. — Hurts Real People The New Battle In Financial Fraud A SCARS Insight “Fake” Synthetic IdentitiesSynthetic identity Synthetic identity theft, or synthetic identity fraud, occurs when a criminal creates an identity instead of stealing an existing one. The scam involves mixing real Social Security numbers, or fake numbers, with other pieces of information—names, addresses, and birthdates—to put together an entirely new identity, often using partially fake identity information. In contrast, the more familiar form of identity theft involves using the actual name, Social Security number, and other personal data of a single victim. Hurt Real People According to Sontiq: Over the last few years, synthetic identity fraud has taken off. Once considered a complex and expensive crime to [...]

Police Impersonation Scam Phone Calls – How Scams Work

Police 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. Scam Phone Calls How Scams Work A SCARS Series How To Spot A Police Impersonation Scam Phone Call? Scammers (Especially From India) Frequently Call And Pretend To Be Local Police Or Other Agencies Scam phone calls are common, pretending to be [...]

The Refugee Romance Scam – How Scams Work

The Refugee Romance Scam How Scams Work A SCARS Series No Situation Is Safe From Scams - Syria & Other Refugees Are No Exception In a classic case of “social engineeringSocial Engineering Social engineering is the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It is used as a type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional "con" in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme. It has also been defined as "any act that influences a person to take any action that may or may not be in their best interests."” scammers are using the Syrian refugee crisis to scam people out of [...]

Jobs Scams & Employment Scams – How Scams Work

Jobs & Employment Scams How Scams Work A SCARS Series Finding Employment Is Not Always Safe Jobs and employment scams trick you into handing over your money by offering you a ‘guaranteed’ way to make fast money or a high-paying job for little effort. How [...]

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