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SCARS™ Cyber Cold War: Nation-State Hacking From Russia

SCARS™ Cyber Cold War: Nation-State Hacking From Russia A recent UK report on Russian interference brought the issue of state-backed cyberattacks to the forefront. In July the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) published its long-awaited report into Russian interference. This offered further confirmation that Russia has been carrying [...]

SCARS™ Support: U.K. Victims Compensation

SCARS™ Support: U.K. Victims Compensation Did You Know That Crime Victims In The U.K. Can Apply For Compensation For Being The Victim? OF COURSE, YOU HAD TO REPORT IT TO THE POLICE What service the police provide to you is set by the Victims Code of Practice. Under this code [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Fighting Cybercriminals In A Connected Future World

SCARS™ Special Report: Fighting Cybercriminals In A Connected Future World Insights From The EuropolEuropol The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, better known under the name Europol, formerly the European Police Office and Europol Drugs Unit, is the law enforcement agency of the European Union (EU) formed in 1998 to handle criminal intelligence and combat serious international organized crime and terrorism through cooperation between competent authorities of EU member states. The Agency has no executive powers, and its officials are not entitled to arrest suspects or act without prior approval from authorities in the member states. Based in The Hague, it comprised 1,065 staff as of 2016. WEBSITE LINK-INTERPOL CybercrimeCybercrime Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. Conference Examined Latest Cyber Threats, Trends And Strategies At The Hague, Netherlands 2019 A couple of months back, more than 400 experts from law enforcement, the private sector, and academia have gathered this week at [...]

Pro-Daters – SCARS™ Scam Basics

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Pro-Daters What Is A Pro-Dater? This is a special type of scam. It is quite different from other types of Romance Scams for several reasons. These are real people - the women and men are real and will want to meet in person Most of the time [...]

Fraudsters Targeting Online Gamers – SCARS™ Guide

SCARS™ Guide: Fraudsters Targeting Online Gamers Don’t Let FraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. Ruin Your Fun – SCARS Warns Against Scammers Targeting Online Gamers! This is a warning for parents and online gamers themselves of the risk of fraud involving Steam Cards and Fortnite. In the United Kingdom, U.K. Police report that between 1 April 2017 and 31 [...]

SCARS™ Scammer List: Russian & Ukrainian Romance Scammers 2018

SCARS™ ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. List: Russian & Ukrainian Romance Scammers 2018 The following are the names as reported and recorded of Russian & Ukrainian romance, dating, or marriage scammers. We recommend that you use this list as a guide only and that anyone contemplating a relationship with a Ukrainian or Russian woman [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Europol Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2018

RSN™ Special Report: Europol Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2018 Europol Warns You Could Become A Cybercrime Victim From ransomwareRansomware Ransomware is a type of malware from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim's personal data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid. While some simple ransomware may lock the system so that it is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse, more advanced malware uses a technique called cryptoviral extortion. It encrypts the victim's files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them. In a properly implemented cryptoviral extortion attack, recovering the files without the decryption key is an intractable problem – and difficult to trace digital currencies such as paysafecard or Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that are used for the ransoms, making tracing and prosecuting the perpetrators difficult. Ransomware attacks are typically carried out using a Trojan virus disguised as a legitimate file that the user is tricked into downloading or opening when it arrives as an email attachment. However, one high-profile example, the WannaCry worm, traveled automatically between computers without user interaction. through to cryptocurrency scams, Europol says it wants to stop criminals from making you a victim. Europol has warned of 15 ways in which people can fall prey to [...]

Scammer Alert: WATCH OUT FOR PRO-DATERS

WATCH OUT FOR PRO-DATERS Local Romance Scammers The pro-dater differs from the other romance scams in their method of operation; a face-to-face meeting actually does take place in the scammer's country but is devoted solely into manipulating the mark into spending as much money as possible in relatively little time, [...]

Russian Bride Scam Emails

Russian Bride ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trickConfidence trick A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and [...]

Scammers By Name: Nataly Natasha Natalia

A Scammers Favorite Name: Natalie Nately Natalya Natalia Natasha We present a new selection of Scammers using the names: Natalie Nately Natalya Natalia Natasha Remember these photos were stolen from real people and even a couple of Adult Stars!  […]

The Ukrainian Wife Scams

The men who go to Ukraine looking for a wife then fly home alone and broke By: Shaun Walker, The Guardian, Sunday 6 April 2014 14.00 EDT Ukraine’s internet romance industry is booming – despite the unrest. But after chatting online, travelling to Odessa and wooing women on flashy dates, [...]

Scammers By Name: Lisa

A Scammers Favorite Name: Lisa We present a new selection of Scammers using the name: Lisa Remember these photos were stolen from real people!  […]

Scammers By Name: Gloria

A Scammers Favorite Name: Gloria We present a new selection of Scammers using the name: Gloria Remember these photos were stolen from real people!  […]

UK Dating Dangers

UK Dating ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and [...]

Scammers By Name: Barbara & Barbie

A Scammers Favorite Name: Barbara & Barbie We present a new selection of Scammers using the names:  Barbara & Barbie Remember these photos were stolen from real people!  […]

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We Want To Help! We want to create a listing of support groupsSupport Groups In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic, such as romance scams. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy. They can be supervised or not. SCARS support groups are moderated by the SCARS Team and or volunteers., psychologists, and counselingCounseling Counseling is the professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes. A mental health counselor (MHC), or counselor, is a person who works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Such persons may help individuals deal with issues associated with addiction and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging. They may also work with "Social Workers", "Psychiatrists", and "Psychologists". SCARS does not provide mental health counseling. professionals with a focus on Dating Scams to aid victims overcome the experience. If you know of, or are such, please share that information with us? You can include it in the comments are [...]

Romance Scams Now™ Is On Flickr

Romance Scams Now™ Is On Flickr See what is to become the world's largest collection of Scammer Photos! Be sure to visit our Flickr Photostream for the easiest way to view our massive gallery of real scammers and stolen photos used by scammers.  Little by little we will [...]

SCAMMER: Laura laurast2013@yahoo.com

From Pensacola A Real Person ScammerScammer A Scammer or FraudsterFraudster A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer.? Maybe, [...]

Ukrainian Dating Guide: Avoiding scams by Krystyna

Ukrainian Dating GuideAvoiding scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed [...]

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