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SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Confrontation & The Scammer Dodge

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Confrontation & The Scammer Dodge Scammers are professionals and have developed techniques to stay connected with their victims at moments of crisis. An example of this is this comment left on our site by a victim. We present it to illustrate a point: I was chatting with Asian guy claimed to be a major and deployed in Kabul Afghanistan. His parents died in a plane crash and ex-wife died in a car [...]

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Uninvited Strangers

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Uninvited Strangers This Is Not Terribly Complicated - You Just Have To Stop Talking With Strangers Online Everyone on Social Media gets contact and friend requests almost daily until you decide to stop it! When you get a FRIEND REQUEST from someone you do not know - it is important to decline it AND THEN MARK IT AS SPAM IF THE PLATFORM HAS THAT OPTION! Facebook, LinkedIn, and others have options to [...]

SCARS™ Scam Alert: Scammers Ask Victims To Install Software Or Apps

SCARS™ Scam Alert: Scammers Ask Victims To Install Software Or Apps WARNING: If A Scammer Asked You To Install Software Or An App Get Rid Of It! We are finding that a new trick that scammers are employing is to ask victims to install remote access software / apps on their computers and phones! These Include:  ANYDESK, TEAM VIEWER, and Others. What this does is give the scammer remote access and remote control of your [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams Video – Stranger Trust

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams Video - Stranger Trust Stranger Trust Is A Documented Psychological Phenomenon That Opens The Door To Vulnerability! To learn more about Stranger Trust CLICK HERE » Do you remember not to talk to strangers? Stranger Trust is the first step in making yourself vulnerable! Once the scammer or cybercriminal is in the door, then you are lost control. THIS IS EXACTLY HOW SOCIAL ENGINEERING WORKS! Tags: Psychology of Scams, Stranger [...]

SCARS™ Scam Basics: 9 Steps To Avoiding Online Fraud

SCARS™ Scam Basics: 9 Steps To Avoiding Online & Real-Life Fraud   1 - Spot Imposters / Fakes Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with. Don’t send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request – whether it comes as a text, a phone call or an email. 2 - Do Online Searches - [...]

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Phishing Scam

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Phishing Scam Phishing Scams Are Everywhere! From Email To Text Messages! Every Day Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims Fall For These Carefully Crafted Bogus Scams! You Probably Have One In Your Email Inbox Right This Second! Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing [...]

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Lotto Scam

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Lotto Scam Lotos Scams Are Extremely Common, You Probably Have One In Your Email Inbox Right This Second! Lottery and Sweepstakes scams come in many forms from Apple and Microsoft Lotteries to BMW, and almost every major corporation that you can think of. However, they almost all have things in common that you can use to identify Lotto scams for yourself or for family and friends. HERE IS A TYPICAL [...]