SCARS Research

SCARS™ Research:  Socio-Economic Theory of Nigerian Cybercriminals

SCARS™ Research:  Socio-Economic Theory of Nigerian Cybercriminals This paper sets out with the aim of developing and improving upon existing taxonomies used in cybercrime scholarship. 1. Introduction Listed in prevalence of cybercrime perpetrators, Nigeria, the UK and the USA (in ascending order of significance) are on top of the ‘league table’ (ICCC, 2006, ICCC, 2008, ICCC, 2009, ICCC, 2010). Considering Nigeria as an exemplary social context – representing the Sub-Saharan world region - this article will emphasize [...]

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Equivocation – The Magician’s Choice – The Arts Of Manipulation

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Equivocation - The Magician's Choice - The Arts Of Manipulation 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. The relationship is far closer [...]

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Research Paper-Report – Risk Factors For Advance Fee Fraud Victimisation

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Research Paper-Report - Risk Factors For Advance Fee Fraud Victimisation Advance fee scams come in many guises. Some regularly seen examples involve: offers to participate in business deals with wealthy individuals; assisting dignitaries by paying fees to move large sums of money out of a foreign country in order to receive a share of the proceeds; paying fees in order to receive lottery winnings, an inheritance or some other prize; or [...]

SCARS™ Scam Criminology: Research Paper-Report – Predicting Online Fraud Victimisation In Australia

SCARS™ Scam Criminology: Research Paper-Report - Predicting Online Fraud Victimisation In Australia The pervasiveness of the internet and society’s reliance on it for personal and business use has brought with it many benefits. However, for those who seek to defraud others, it has also provided new ways of identifying and targeting potential victims. Click On The Title In The Content Box Below To View The Full Story   PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES WITH [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Research Paper-Report – The psychology of scams: Provoking And Committing Errors Of Judgement

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Research Paper-Report - The psychology of scams: Provoking And Committing Errors Of Judgement Click On The Title In The Content Box Below To View The Full Story   PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES WITH YOUR CONTACTS HELP OTHERS STAY SAFE ONLINE   SCARS™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.     TAGS: Psychology Of Scams, Errors of Judgment, Cognitive And Motivational Processes, Exploit Different Vulnerabilities, Persuasive Approach, Manipulation The [...]

SCARS™ Editorial: Are We Not All Tired Of The Outrage!?

SCARS™ Editorial: Are We Not All Tired Of The Outrage!? What Is Wrong With People Sometimes?   Don't We Have Enough Rage And Hate In The World? When you are interacting with Scam Victims, the answer is always no. Because rage knows no limits When someone goes through the trauma of being a romance scam victim, after the shock and initial denial comes the anger. Anger at themselves, the scammer, the government, the [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s

SCARS™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer's From Reuter's Health Older adults who are victims of financial scams may be more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than elderly people who don’t get tricked by scammers, a small U.S. study suggests. For the study, researchers gave scam awareness questionnaires to 935 older people who didn’t have dementia. Five questions assessed how open people were to sales [...]