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SCARS™ Scam Warning: Social Security Is Not Trying To Take Your Benefits [Audio & Infographic]

SCARS™ Scam Warning: Social Security Is Not Trying To Take Your Benefits [Audio & Infographic] The Federal Trade Commission Is Warning U.S. Social Security Recipients Of A New Scam Coming By Robocall According to the FTC: We’ve seen a new twist on the Social Security Administration (SSA) scam recently. Check out this SSA imposter robocall, which says your benefits will end. (That’s not true, by the way.) IF YOU GET A CALL LIKE [...]

SCARS™ Scam Alert: Mailed Letter BREXIT Scam

SCARS™ Zero Day Scam Alert: Mailed Letter BREXIT Scam A New Mailed Letter Scam Is Running Through The United Kingdom The following letter is being mailed to potential victims in the U.K. If you receive this or similar letters notify your local police. Letters are being mailed inside the U.K. and may contain useful forensic information that could result in an arrest. U.K. Queens Letter / BREXIT Scam     PLEASE SHARE OUR [...]

SCARS™ Scam Basics: 9 Steps To Avoiding Online Fraud

SCARS™ Scam Basics: 9 Steps To Avoiding Online & Real-Life Fraud   1 - Spot Imposters / Fakes Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with. Don’t send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request – whether it comes as a text, a phone call or an email. 2 - Do Online Searches - [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: How Social Media Scams Are Affecting The U.S. Military

SCARS™ Special Report: How Social Media Scams Are Affecting The U.S. Military 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.     Here are some scams that have recently been affecting service members, Defense Department employees and their families. Romance Scams In April, Army Criminal Investigation Command put out a [...]

SCARS|ADVOCACY™ Petition: Ban Access To U.S. VOIP Phone Numbers Without U.S. Residence or Incorporation Verification

SCARS|ADVOCACY™ Petition: Ban Access To U.S. VOIP Phone Numbers Without U.S. Residence or Incorporation Verification SOLUTIONS DO NOT ALWAYS NEED TO BE COMPLICATED In today's world anyone - literally, anyone anywhere in the world can obtain a FREE United States phone number for any purpose without any real identity verification. This makes it easy for transnational cybercriminals (or anyone else) to engage in scams, cybercrimes, or other unlawful activities. Scammers from around the world use [...]

SCARS™ Cybersecurity: U.K. National Cyber Security Centre Training

SCARS™ Cybersecurity: U.K. National Cyber Security Centre Training   The Cybersecurity Training Will Start Automatically And Appear In A Popup. To Exit The Popup, Just Click Outside Of The Screen.   [iframe-popup id="3"]     PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES WITH YOUR CONTACTS HELP OTHERS STAY SAFE ONLINE   SCARS™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.     TAGS:SCARS, U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, Government of the United Kingdom, Cybersecurity Top Tips, Cybersecurity Infographic, Phishing [...]

SCARS™ Cybercrime Infographic: U.K. Government – Stay Safe Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

SCARS™ Cybercrime Infographic: U.K. Government - Stay Safe Online [INFOGRAPHIC] Provided Courtesy of the National Cyber Security Centre of the United Kingdom Stay Safe Online: Top Tips Regardless of the size or type of organization you work for, it's important to understand why you might be vulnerable to cyberattack, and how to defend yourself. The advice summarised below is applicable to your working life and your home life. You should also familiarise yourself with any [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Complaints about Government Imposter Scams Reach Record High, According to New FTC Data [Infographic]

SCARS™ Special Report: Complaints about Government Imposter Scams Reach Record High, According to New FTC Data [Infographic] Federal Trade Commission Reminder The Federal Trade Commission is reminding consumers that scammers are increasingly trying to make a buck by falsely claiming to be Uncle Sam. Monthly complaints to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network about scammers pretending to be from the government reached the highest levels on record this spring. Since 2014, consumers have filed nearly 1.3 [...]

SCARS Guide: Socially Engineered / Social Engineering Scams

SCARS™ Guide: Socially Engineered / Social Engineering Scams You Have Probably Heard That Term "Social Engineering' Before, But What Is It?   Social Engineering Is ... Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It is a type of confidence trick (scam) for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional "con" in that [...]