The Dark Side of the Psychology of Scams – Schadenfreude

The Dark Side of the Victim Psychology - Schadenfreude The Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight The Dark Side Of Victim Psychology For Many Years We Have Attempted To Understand The Obsessions Many Scam Victims Experience With Scammer Photos! PLEASE NOTE: This is not presented to make victims feel bad. This is shared to help victims take a look at their own emotions in the hope that it can bring [...]

Special Report: Money Back From MoneyGram? [Updated]

Announcing The Money Back From Program MoneyGram [Updated] An FTC Money Remission Program A SCARS Special Report Money Back From MoneyGram? This article is from 2018 Please see our more recent articles for up to date information: U.S. FTC MoneyGram Refund Program Opens To Take Claims MoneyGram Refund Program Finally Starts Up After 4 Years Of Waiting! The Federal Trade Commission Announced A Settlement With MoneyGram For $125 [...]

SCARS™ Guide: Clones – Copying Profiles & Identities

SCARS™ Guide: Clones - Copying Profiles & Identities Cloning: Can My Real Grandmother Please Stand Up? Let The Scamming Begin! [lwptoc] Portions from Anonymous Most Of Us Have Heard Someone Say This: "Someone Cloned My Profile" And they alert you that their profile must have been cloned! (The other over used favorite term is "someone hacked by profile") The Urban Legend is that almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name have [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 7 – No One Is Doing Anything!

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 7 - No One Is Doing Anything! Nothing Is Being Done? We constantly hear from victims that say that no one is doing anything, or that nothing is being done! Unfortunately, it can certainly seem that way. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Most people believe that all crime is handled the way they see it on TV. You report it, and the police jump on it immediately. [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 8 – Who Is Responsible? – Updated

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 8 - Who Is Responsible? Who Is Responsible For Scamming? We constantly hear from victims that say that someone (pick a person) is responsible for global scamming! Unfortunately, yes, there are many who are responsible and some who are not. Let's Look At The Genesis Of Global Online Fraud It all starts (basically) with the Advance Fee Fraud known as 419 - "419" refers to the section of the Nigerian Criminal [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 9 – Victims Are Stupid?

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 9 - Victims Are Stupid? Actually, yes, scam victims may have done something dumb, but they are almost never stupid! In fact, the vast majority of romance scams victims are above average intelligence It'S Fair To Wonder, Who Falls For This Stuff? "That's the magic question," asked Marti DeLiema, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University's Center on Longevity who focuses on financial fraud. "The answer is, there's no easy answer." from [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends – Chapter 4 – Obsessive Scammer Exposing – Updated

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends - Chapter 4 - Obsessive Scammer Exposing Originally published chapters 3 and 4 were together, we split them for greater clarity. The Compulsion To Expose! When someone is recently victimized by a romance scammer they fall into one of four main categories: Those that simply hide Those that panic Those that are enraged & want revenge Those that want to understand After some time passes they will develop distinct Mindsets, but that is [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends – Chapter 2 – Scammers Are Stupid?

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends - Chapter 2 - Scammers Are Stupid? You Hear This All The Time From Victims One of the things that is disturbing about many scam victims is the need to invent a mythology about scammers that simply isn't true. Unfortunately, incompetent anti-scam groups do this too. This is a natural reaction, but it is wrong This is especially true when you are confronting someone that you can do nothing about. For example [...]

FBI Warning About Scammers Recruiting Mules

FBI Warning About Scammers Recruiting Mules The FBI Regularly Investigates Money Mules Money Laundering Is Both A U.S. Federal Crime & A State Crime In Many States Cybercriminals Use Online Dating Sites To Conduct Confidence/Romance Scams And Recruit Money Mules Review: What Is Confidence/Romance Fraud? (Also Know As A Romance Scam) Confidence/romance fraud (Romance Scams) occurs when a scammer deceives a victim into believing they have a trust [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Being An Internet Troll Can Send You To Jail!

Being An Internet Troll Can Send You To Jail! HARASSMENT & HATE ONLINE IS A CRIME In The United States Being An Online Hater, Troll Or Bully Is A Violation Of U.S. Federal Law. It is important to understand this as many people believe they can get away with anything online and especially on Facebook. Being An Internet Troll Can Send You To Jail! Under United States Law - Title 18 U.S. Code § 2261A [...]

The Face In The Photo: Leave The Real Person Alone! – SCARS™ Guide

The Face In The Photo: Leave The Real Person Alone! We Are Constantly Asked By Victims To Identify The Person In The Photo That They Fell In Love With They want to save them, or tell them how they feel, or tell them their photo is being used by scammers. Trust us, they already know their photos have been stolen by scammers! It Doesn't Matter Who He Or She Is, His Or Her Photo Was [...]

SCARS™ How To: What To Do If Your Scammer Impersonates You On Facebook?

SCARS™ How To: What To Do If Your Scammer Impersonates You On Facebook? How To Deal With A Fake Profile On Facebook Impersonating You? [lwptoc] A Note Of Caution: We say it over and over, never confront scammers. When you do they can take out their anger in several ways, and one of them is cloning your Facebook profile. The best approach is always to just go silent, report them, block them, and walk away. [...]

SCARS™ Scam Basics: What Is A Scam?

SCARS™ Scam Basics: What Is A Scam? You Would Think This Would Be Well Understood? But It's Not! What Is A Scam? About half the people that we talk to think it is only a scam if they sent money to the scammer! A very large number of people who have been scammed, don't think they were scammed. So what is it? SCAM is a noun, and is pronounced: ˈskam Definition of scam: a fraudulent or deceptive [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Indian IRS Scams – How They Work?

SCARS™ Special Report: Indian IRS Scams - How They Work? An Individual Indian Scammer Explains How The Fake IRS Call Center Scams Work Jayesh, a 19-year-old from Mumbai, India, explains how he worked in a fraudulent telephone boiler room pretending to be an IRS agent collecting taxes as he called people all over America. The video is followed by examples of fake IRS threats and Jayesh's explanation of how they worked. PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Latest Yahoo Boy Scammer Techniques

SCARS™ Scammer's Guides: Latest Yahoo Boy Scammer Techniques According To Yahoo Boy Blogs, These Are Their Latest Five "Formats" (Approaches) For Scamming [lwptoc] Introduction Scammers are spreading and it is important to understand their techniques to be able to block them and help others understand. In this series, we will be presenting various Nigerian Yahoo Boy Guides that we have found to help you better understand scamming and how they work. "The 5 Latest Scamming [...]