SCARS – Special Reports

SCARS™ Special Report: 2019 Internet Crime Report Released

SCARS™ Special Report: 2019 Internet Crime Report Released Data Reflects an Evolving Threat and the Importance of Reporting “Criminals are getting so sophisticated. It is getting harder and harder for victims to spot the red flags and tell real from fake.” Donna Gregory, chief, IC3 Internet-enabled crimes and scams show no signs of letting up, according to data released by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in its 2019 Internet Crime Report. The last calendar year saw [...]

SCARS™ Scam Alert: Tax Identity Thieves And IRS Imposters Are Ready For Tax Season

SCARS™ Scam Alert: Tax Identity Thieves And IRS Imposters Are Ready For Tax Season Tax identity thieves and IRS imposters are ready for tax season, whether you are or not. Join the FTC and its partners for Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week to find out how to protect yourself, and what to do if you or someone you know runs into problems. What is tax identity theft? It happens when someone uses your Social Security [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Ghana Scam Revelation [Videos]

SCARS™ Special Report: Ghana Scam Revelation [Videos] According To Ben Asamoah, The Director Of The New Film “Sakawa” About Scamming In Ghana, Nearly Half Of All Young People In Ghana That Have Access To The Internet Are Involved In Romance Scams. GHANA SCAMMING LEVELS MUCH WORSE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT In The Last Two Years, The Appearance Of Scamming In Ghana Was At Significant Odds With Analysis Coming From The U.S. & British Governments, And Ghana's [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Scambaiting – The Great Lie!

SCARS™ Special Report: Scambaiting - The Great Lie! Scam Baiting Is The Use Of Deception By Vigilantes Thinking They Are Preventing Scams - It is Just Another Scam - Of Themselves And Others In this article, we will expose the great lie that is being sold to countless scam victims by individuals that self-justify their own online deception. A great lie that both interferes with active investigations and arrests, but more importantly does real harm [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: The New Horror Show – The California Consumer Privacy Act

SCARS™ Special Report: The New Horror Show - The California Consumer Privacy Act Are You Aware That The World Just Changed? Just like the Communications Decency Act of 1996 that made it possible to create social media, there are always unintended consequences. The new California law - the CCPA - is full of potential unintended consequences - one of them is it actually makes it easier for scammers to access your data! Under the new [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Methods: The Love Story – A Scammer’s Primer – Part 5

SCARS™ Scammer Methods: The Love Story - A Scammer's Primer - Part 5 Scammers Have A Variety Of Guides They Follow To Learn And Expand Their Knowledge Of Scamming After the early stages of the process, the scammers step up the storytelling and manipulation. This phase is about cementing the feelings and the idea of a relationship. After their initial phase, they step up the storytelling process to both further create vulnerabilities and begin to [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Methods: The Distance – A Scammer’s Primer – Part 4

SCARS™ Scammer Methods: The Distance - A Scammer's Primer - Part 4 Scammers Have A Variety Of Guides They Follow To Learn And Expand Their Knowledge Of Scamming After the early stages of the process the scammers step up the storytelling and manipulation. This phase is about cementing the feelings and the idea of a relationship. After their initial phase, they step up the storytelling process to both further create vulnerabilities and begin to maintain [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Methods: The Steps – A Scammer’s Primer – Part 3

SCARS™ Scammer Methods: The Steps - A Scammer's Primer - Part 3 Scammers Have A Variety Of Guides They Follow To Learn And Expand Their Knowledge Of Scamming After the "getting to know you" process the scammers step up the storytelling. After their initial hello and a thousand question, they begin the storytelling process to both learn more about the victims and to further create vulnerabilities. This is where their manipulation techniques begin to dominate [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Methods: The Questions – A Scammer’s Primer – Part 2

SCARS™ Scammer Methods: The Questions - A Scammer's Primer - Part 2 Scammers Have A Variety Of Guides They Follow To Learn And Expand Their Knowledge Of Scamming They use these guides to learn how to engage their victims and create moments to deploy hooks to begin the capture process. After their initial hello, they begin an interrogation process to both learn about the victims and to create vulnerabilities. They are then better able to [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Methods: The Introduction – A Scammer’s Primer- Part 1

SCARS™ Scammer Methods: The Introduction - A Scammer's Primer - Part 1 Scammers Have A Variety Of Guides They Follow To Learn And Expand Their Knowledge Of Scamming They use these guides to learn their manipulation techniques and how to dominate their victims. In this series, we will be presenting excerpts from such scammer guides to help you recognize common styles and patterns that scammer use on their victims. From One Of Their Guides - [...]