Identify and Stop Scam/Spam Text Messages

Identify and Stop Scam/Spam Text Messages Staying Safe On Your Phone A SCARS Guide Text Message Scams, Phishing Messages, & Spam Texts One Of The Greatest Battlegrounds Of Today's Internet Is On Your Phone! Text and Instant messaging is a growing source of cybercrime and this means that as much as half of all are victimized. In Brazil. alone in 2020 there were more than 5 million WhatsApp victims. Of [...]

Scam Warning: Afghan/Taliban Scammers Are Back!

 Afghan/Taliban Scammers Are Back! Urgent Scam Warning A SCARS Scam Alert As Predicted, Afghan Scamming Is Back! With the Biden Administration's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, scamming was sure to return. It had largely been under control for almost 20 years. The Afghan scammers moved to Iran with Al Qaeda, but it looks like they quickly moved back. But note that Afghan scammers are actual terrorist organizations! Here is another much [...]

Spam and Phishing – Identity Theft, Fraud And Cybercrime Alert

Spam and Phishing Identity Theft, Fraud, And Cybercrime Alert A SCARS Insight Spam and Phishing Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their attempts to lure people in and get you to click on a link or open an attachment. More than half of all cyber-attacks are initiated by emails. Understanding how these attacks are triggered and how to protect yourself from them is vital in staying safe online. Malicious Email [...]

To Call or Not To Call: New Call Back Scam Campaign Targeting Financial Institution Customers

To Call or Not To Call: New Scam Campaign Targeting Financial Institution Customers A Scam Warning A SCARS Insight Scams Evolve Into New Methods And New Platforms Identity thieves and scammers are preying on bank, credit union members, and financial institution customers using more unconventional methods. Instead of cold calling targets or sending a fake link to harvest confidential information, these scammers are asking you to call them. Bitdefender Antispam [...]

The Refugee Romance Scam – How Scams Work

The Refugee Romance Scam How Scams Work A SCARS Series No Situation Is Safe From Scams - Syria & Other Refugees Are No Exception In a classic case of “social engineering” scammers are using the Syrian refugee crisis to scam people out of money and information. Whenever a humanitarian crisis hits, scammers will set up fake websites, send phishing emails, and use social media such as Facebook to [...]

Using Caution with Email Attachments

Using Caution with Email Attachments A SCARS Insight Why Are Attachments A Concern? While email attachments are a popular and convenient way to send documents, they are also a common source of viruses. Use caution when opening attachments, even if they appear to have been sent by someone you know. Why can email attachments be dangerous? Some of the characteristics that make email attachments convenient and popular are [...]

Phishy Emails Are Meant To Not Smell Fishy! Guest Article by Dana Mantilla

Phishy Emails Are Meant To Not Smell Fishy! Guest Article by Dana Mantilla President & Founder of Identity Protection Planning LLC. & Board of Directors, Better Business Bureau When was the last time you opened your email and didn’t find a spam message by some Mr. Creepy? PROBABLY NEVER! You know this isn’t your Disneyworld and everybody is just used to it nowadays. Most of [...]

Unmasking the Nigerian Email Scammers

Unmasking the Nigerian Email Scammers A SCARS Insight Nigerian Email Scams BY BOWEN XIAO, Epoch Times October 17, 2018 Updated: October 17, 2018 The following was excerpted to assure its continued availability. Source Stolen Profits From BUSINESS EMAIL COMPROMISE (BEC) Schemes, Including The Infamous “Nigerian” Email Scams, Have Grown Exponentially Across The Globe Over The Past Decade. From January 2015 to February 2017, identified losses from such scams had increased 1,300 [...]

The SCARS Campaign To Boycott Ghana

The SCARS Campaign To Boycott Ghana The Ghana Government Must Address The Issue Of Cybercrimes! Ghana Completely Ignores Their Own Cybercriminals! Tens of thousands are victimized by Ghana Scammers EVERY MONTH! But there are literally no arrests made by the Ghana Police! In contrast, the Nigerian Police & the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will be arresting thousands of scammers & fraudsters. We must assume that Ghana [...]

Understanding Cybersecurity for Small Businesses [PDF][UPDATED]

Understanding Cybersecurity for Small Businesses [PDF][UPDATED] A SCARS™ Guide Originally published: March 2019 Helping small business come to grips with cybercesurity Essential Cybersecurity for Small Businesses A Guide by the Federal Trade Commission, NIST, SBA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and presented by SCARS Cybercriminals Target Companies Of All Sizes Knowing some cybersecurity basics and putting them in practice will help you protect your business and reduce the [...]

Don’t Fall for Valentine’s Day Scams

Beware of Valentine's Day ScamsValentine's Day is the peak of the Romance Scam season!Scammers will turn on the charm and try to get you in any way possible! Valentine's Day Scams Coming Up!Yes it is almost that time of year againIt's time to watch out for what arrives in your inbox even more than usual!Reprinted from the Huffington Post, by Jason AldermanOn Valentine's Day, people's emotions run all over the [...]

How these Social Media Scams Affect the Military – A SCARS Insight

How these Social Media Scams Affect the Military - A SCARS Insight You have to be cautious about everything you do online. Scammers are always trying to get money, goods or services out of unsuspecting people — and military members are often targets of impersonation. Here are some scams that have recently been affecting service members, United States Defense Department employees and their families. Romance Scams In April 2019, Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) put [...]