Editorials & Commentary from Guest Editors and Writers on topics of importance to our readers

The True Cost of Scams by PJ Rohal

The True Cost of Scams by PJ Rohal Fraud Professional Presented by SCARS What Is The True Cost of Scams? By PJ Rohal, Fraud Market Expert | Co-Founder at About-Fraud | Mental Health Advocate The following commentary if from one of our SCARS Advisors that works tirelessly to stop fraud in the banking industry. He is mostly speaking to his industry, but it is important that consumers, and especially scam [...]

Choices: A Cybersecurity Learning Lesson – Guest Editorial by Brett Johnson

Choices: A Cybersecurity Learning Lesson Guest Editorial by Brett Johnson, SCARS Advisor on Cybercrime Presented by SCARS Good Choices / Bad Choices Every Victim Understands The Role Choices Play In Their Safety & Security - Sadly Governments Do Not Understand This Still To This Day! In this editorial, Brett Johnson, a member of the SCARS Advisory Board, talks about the choices made by U.S. governments that leave the door [...]

Without Major Changes – More Americans Could Be Victims Of Online Crime – By Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger

Without Major Changes - More Americans Could Be Victims Of Online Crime By Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger Provided by SCARS In The Public Interest Tackling The Out Of Control Threat From Cybercrime Portions courtesy of THE HILL When you turn on the TV or read the newspaper, it’s hard to ignore the headlines: “Colonial Pipeline a Victim of Massive Ransomware Attack.” “50 Million People Affected by T-Mobile Data Breach.” “Hackers [...]

ID.me and the Government Agencies Using Them – A Guest Commentary by Brett Johnson

An Open Letter to ID.me and the Government Agencies Using Them A Guest Commentary by Brett Johnson Presented by SCARS ID.me - A Major Risk To Public Privacy? A guest editorial by Brett Johnson, Member of the SCARS Advisory Board In Brett's own words (with minor corrections for spelling since Google penalizes us for spelling errors) We present this as is because the topics raised are important for all [...]

Crime Pays – A Guest Commentary by Brett Johnson

Crime Pays by Brett Johnson An Ex-Cybercriminal Kingpin Turned Good Guy! Guest Commentary Presented By SCARS Criminals Do What They Do Because It Pays! SCARS NOTE: From time to time we will publish important information to help victims & the public understand that cybercrime does not happen in a vacuum. It happens because of the neglect of industry and our governments. Elections have consequences and who we choose can [...]

My Truth – Guest Editorial By Clair St Jennifer

Guest Editorial By Clair St Jennifer The following is a Guest Editorial by Clair St Jennifer - a Scam Survivor and Member of SCARS Support Groups. Clair plays a role in helping scam victims to recover and educating them to avoid scams in the future. A SCARS Guest Editorial / Victim's Story My Truth By Clair St Jennifer I want to take the time to talk to people that [...]

States Using ID.me to Stop Fraud: aka Moral Ambiguity – Guest Editorial by Brett Johnson

States Using ID.me to Stop Fraud: aka Moral Ambiguity Guest Editorial by Brett Johnson Keynote Speaker and Consultant on Cybersecurity & Cybercrime, and Global Identity Theft Expert, Advisory Board Member - AnglerPhish.com In a bit of a mood today. The following is a guest editorial for the benefit of our readers, and only reflects the views of the author! I'm in a bit of a mood today! You see, [...]

Phishy Emails Are Meant To Not Smell Fishy! Guest Article by Dana Mantilla

Phishy Emails Are Meant To Not Smell Fishy! Guest Article by Dana Mantilla President & Founder of Identity Protection Planning LLC. & Board of Directors, Better Business Bureau When was the last time you opened your email and didn’t find a spam message by some Mr. Creepy? PROBABLY NEVER! You know this isn’t your Disneyworld and everybody is just used to it nowadays. Most of [...]

Victim’s Story: A Romance Scam Victim Speaks Out

A Victim's Story: A Romance Scam Victim Speaks Out We Welcome Each Victim To Share Their Story If you would like to send us your story, we will withhold your name. Send them to contact@AgainstScams.org Commentary From Individual Victims Who Desperately Want To Be Heard Here Is An Editorial That Came From One Victim A While Ago, And We Are Reprinting It For Our Current Viewer's Benefit We [...]

Guest Editorial: Michele’s Survivor Insight

Guest Editorial: Michele's Survivor Insight A Romance Scam Victim's Insight After Recovery Michele went through the SCARS recovery program and has a couple of insights for victims that are struggling Hindsight is 20/20 By Michele I wanted to share how I now feel about the scammers and some things I have learned from this experience. Hindsight is 20/20, when we can finally see the whole picture and not [...]

Scam Warning: Unemployment Claim Fraud

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SCARS™ Guest Editorial: Sakawa Boys (Ghanaian Internet Scammer Gangs)

SCARS™ Guest Editorial: Sakawa Boys (Ghanaian Internet Scammer Gangs) By Bernard Vance, an Anti-Scam Warrior About Bernard Vance: Bernard was an old school "scam fighter" online, meaning he and the people he worked with attempted to solve the scamming problem by exposing scammers on social media. He devoted considerable effort to understanding how these scams worked in the hope of finding a solution. Ironically the failure of these groups (many of them are still around) is [...]

Japan – The Romance Scammer’s Heaven – A SCARS™ Guest Editorial By Catherine Saori Usui

A SCARS™ Guest Editorial By Catherine Saori Usui The following is a Guest Editorial by Catherine Saori Usui - an Anti-Scam Victims Advocate living in Japan, A Professional Support Services Provider, An Aspiring Author, and A Romance Scam Survivor. Catherine plays a role in directly helping scam victims to recover, and is active in helping to build awareness of romance scams in Japan. She is also a member of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship [...]

SCARS™ Guest Editorial: Talking Law With Ivie Omoregie – What the Law Says About Yahoo Yahoo

SCARS™ Guest Editorial: Talking Law With Ivie Omoregie - What the Law Says About Yahoo Yahoo A Nigerian's View Of Scamming And The Harm It Does To Nigeria By Ivie Omoregie, Reprinted from BellaNaija.com A few weeks ago, the good people of Good Citizen Nigeria invited me on their platform to speak about the laws regulating Advance Fee Fraud (Yahoo Yahoo) and the negative impact it has had on Nigeria’s international image. Talking Law With Ivie Omoregie [...]