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SCARS™ Victim’s Stories: Australian Scammer’s Mule Grandmother Who Faced Death By Hanging In Malaysia Has Had Her Conviction Overturned

SCARS™ Victim's Stories: Australian Scammer's Mule Grandmother Who Faced Death By Hanging In Malaysia Has Had Her Conviction Overturned An Australian Grandmother Who Faced Death By Hanging Over Importing Ice Into Malaysia Has Her Conviction Quashed After Claiming She Was Duped By Her Cambodian Boyfriend The Australian woman who faced death by hanging has had her conviction overturned - Maria Exposto was sentenced to death after being convicted of smuggling ice for her romance scam "boyfriend." [...]

SCARS™ Scam Victims’ Recovery: Volunteering

SCARS™ Scam Victims' Recovery: Volunteering After A Romance Scam, You Find That You Have Huge Amounts Of Time And Nothing To Do - No One To Talk To! The Answer Is Actually Simple If you are looking to fill in the time, get out of your own head, and make friends you first have to make connections. Online connections rarely become friends because they are either too fake, too far, nothing in common, or too [...]

SCARS™ Editorial: Commentary On Being Scammed Again

SCARS™ Editorial: Commentary On Being Scammed Again 90% Of Scam Survivors Have The Completely Wrong Idea About What It Means To Remain Safe And Avoid Future Scams Partly this is the fault of other so-called anti-scam groups - amateurs or fakes! They propagate the idea that once you learn about scams by looking at an endless stream of stolen photos that you will be immune from being scammed again. Unfortunately, this is also a scam. [...]

SCARS™ Editorial: Let’s Talk About Black Vs. White In Scamming

SCARS™ Editorial: Let's Talk About Black Vs. White In Scamming Scammers Scam Every Race & Color They really do not care what race or ethnicity you are - you are just money to them! Well, most of the time. BUT IT IS ALMOST INEVITABLE It is almost inevitable that race comes into the conversation when talking about scamming since a majority of it originates with West Africans. Nigerians especially have perfected their models and have [...]

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™ A Victim’s Story: The Story of a Romance Scam Victim [Video]

SCARS™ A Victim's Story: The Story of a Romance Scam Victim [Video] The woman in this video is a real live victim of a online romance scam. Listen to her story and share this video so we can reach as many people as possible and help save them from falling victim. Education is your best defense against scams! Video courtesy of the BBB   PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES WITH YOUR CONTACTS HELP OTHERS [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Gallery: Yahoo Boy’s Cars Seized By The EFCC Nigeria

SCARS™ Scammer Gallery: Yahoo Boy's Cars Seized By The EFCC Nigeria Thousands Of Cars Are Being Seized By The EFCC (Economic & Financial Crimes Commission) Of Nigeria These scammer owned vehicles are taken during their raids of Yahoo Boy hideouts along with other property and assets. Of course, they were purchased with the stolen money from their victims. In an ironic twist, this has turned the EFCC into a major car dealer auctioning off these [...]

SCARS™ Guide: United States Crime Victims Rights & Assistance By State [UPDATED]

SCARS™ Guide: United States Crime Victims Rights & Assistance By State [UPDATED] Victims' Rights & Victims' Services by U.S. State Each state adopted a list of Victim's Rights following California's example in 1982 - the Bill of Rights for Victims, or "Marsy's Law."  Certain aspects of these rights, originally established for victims of violent crimes, also cover fraud victims; however, the list of rights differs from state to state. Many state victim services provide a [...]

SCARS™ Guide: Money Mule Series – Legal Responsibility

SCARS™ Guide: Money Mule Series - Legal Responsibility You Are Legally Responsible When You Cash Or Deposit A Draft Or Receive Funds Wired Into Any Of Your Accounts. YOU MAY BE BOTH CRIMINALLY AND CIVILLY LIABLE! What Is A Money Mule Nigerian (African), Asian, and Eastern European organized crime networks specialize in sending counterfeit checks and money orders to unsuspecting scam victims for the purpose of getting your money. They also [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Living In Denial – A Case In Point [VIDEOS]

SCARS™ Insight: Living In Denial - A Case In Point [VIDEOS] Sadly, A Substantial Number Of Scam Victims Simply Cannot Accept That They Were Scammed Over and over they have sent money to fake identities invented by scammers, but the compulsion to believe is so strong that they are incapable of accepting the truth. Unfortunately, short of hospitalization in a mental health facility, there is little that family and friends can do to convince them. [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Victims Are Still Victims

SCARS™ Insight: Victims Are Still Victims Victims Forget What Being Surrounded By Other Victims Really Means One of the tremendously difficult things about being in a community of victims is that people forget what that means. Too often, victims believe they are recovered and they are not. They believe they can never be scammed again but they can. They believe that they were not affected yet are deeply traumatized. Being around scam victims is just [...]

SCARS™ Law Enforcement Action Against Scams: Operation WireWire

SCARS™ Law Enforcement Action Against Scams: Operation WireWire The United State Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Working with Partner Agencies Domestically and Around the World  in a Large-Scale Coordinated Effort to Dismantle International BEC Scams WireWire Operation Background: United States Federal authorities—including the Department of Justice and the FBI—announced in June 2018 the major coordinated law enforcement effort to disrupt international business e-mail compromise (BEC) schemes that are designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams Video – Stranger Trust

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams Video - Stranger Trust Stranger Trust Is A Documented Psychological Phenomenon That Opens The Door To Vulnerability! To learn more about Stranger Trust CLICK HERE » Do you remember not to talk to strangers? Stranger Trust is the first step in making yourself vulnerable! Once the scammer or cybercriminal is in the door, then you are lost control. THIS IS EXACTLY HOW SOCIAL ENGINEERING WORKS! Tags: Psychology of Scams, Stranger [...]