SCARS – Insights

Business & Personal Gift Card Scams – Don’t Pay For Anything With A Gift Card – How Scams Work!

BEC Scams - Don’t Pay For Anything With A Gift Card How Scams Work! Business Email & Phone Gift Card Scams A SCARS Insight Look, Your Boss Isn’t Emailing You About A Gift Card It's A Scam Did you get an email from your boss asking you for a favor? Does your boss need you to send gift cards to pay for an upcoming office party? Before you go out and [...]

Living under Manipulation for Too Long Leaves Victims …

Living under Manipulation for Too Long Leaves Victims ... An Exploration of the Short-Term & Long-Term Effects of Long-Term Relationship Scams A SCARS Insight into the Psychology of Scams What Does Extending Exposure To Romance Scams Manipulation Do To Victims? Long-Term Scams Can Have Very Lasting Effects This article is intended for both scam victims and can be shared with family and friends to help them better understand the scam [...]

Understanding The Long Con – The Basic Mechanics Of A Relationship Scam – How Scams Work

How Scams Work: Understanding The Long Con The Basic Mechanics Of A Relationship Scam A SCARS Insight What Is A Long Con? Con is derived from "Confidence Trick" A "Long Con" Or "Big Con" (Or Long Game) Is A Scam That Unfolds Over Several Days Or Weeks, Or Even Years. It may involve one scammer or a team of fraudsters working together (a team), and even props ( such as [...]