Unemployment Identity Theft Explodes in the United States

Unemployment Identity Theft Explodes in the United States A SCARS Special Report Phishing scheme targets unemployment insurance benefits and PII Scam Victims Need To Be Especially Careful Have you gotten an alarming text message about your unemployment insurance benefits from what seems to be your state workforce agency? You’re not alone. Identity thieves are targeting millions of people nationwide with scam phishing texts aimed at stealing personal information, unemployment benefits, [...]

How To Quickly Recognize And Stop A Romance Scam

How To Quickly Recognize And Stop A Romance Scam About Romance Scams - How Scams Work A SCARS Insight How To Stop A Romance Scam In Its Tracks Millions of people go online in search of romance, and while it does work out for a lot of folks, there are also plenty of fishy people lying in wait! Scammers are always there impersonating real people and pretending to be interested [...]

There Is No “He” Or “She” In Romance Scams

There Is No He Or She In Romance Scams Correcting Confusion And Helping Victims Recover The Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight Almost All Romance Scams Victims Start Out Confused About Who Scammed Them! Often scam victims associate the scam with the face in the photos, even if intellectually they understand that it was scammers behind the photo! As of 2021, SCARS has had a little under 12,000 victims pass [...]

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 [...]

United States Military Ranks & Insignia – A SCARS Guide [Updated]

United States Military Ranks & Insignia A SCARS Guide to help with recognizing fakes! Updated to Include United States Space Force Ranks THE UNITED STATES MILITARY RANK INSIGNIA Updated with Space Force Ranks Military rank is more than just who salutes whom. Military rank is a badge of leadership. Responsibility for personnel, equipment, and mission grows with each increase in rank. Do not confuse rank with pay grades, such as [...]

Spotting Fake Identities: A Guide To International Names

Spotting Fake Identities: A Guide To International Names A SCARS Guide A Guide To Help Understand The Form & Construction Of International Names Identification of suspects, victims, and witnesses is critical to effective law enforcement as well as for helping victims or potential victims identify criminals. Police officers and victims often interact with persons of international origin or background, whether nationals or immigrants (legal or illegal). Additionally, they may be [...]

International Relationships Are Dead! Facebook Is To Blame!

International Relationships Are Dead! Facebook Is To Blame! Making The Internet Safer! A SCARS Commentary International Relationships Are Dead! It Is No Longer Safe To Contemplate A Long-Distance Relationship! One of the amazing things about the Internet was how it allowed us to connect with amazing people around the world. This was one of the blessings of online dating also, and in fact Facebook as well. You could connect [...]

Synthetic Identity Fraud — Hurts Real People

Synthetic Identity Fraud — Hurts Real People The New Battle In Financial Fraud A SCARS Insight “Fake” Synthetic Identities Hurt Real People According to Sontiq: Over the last few years, synthetic identity fraud has taken off. Once considered a complex and expensive crime to commit, synthetic ID fraud cost U.S. banks $1.8 billion in 2020 and is on track to cost banks $2.4 billion by 2023. Meanwhile, the U.S. [...]

Nigerian ‘Yahoo Boys’ Are Posing as US Military Members on Facebook

Nigerian 'Yahoo Boys' Are Posing as US Military Members on Facebook Courtesy of Military.com Presented by SCARS for Scam Victims An Insightful Article From Military.com About Nigerian Scammers! Video from Military.com - contains advertisement Courtesy of Military.com Nigerian 'Yahoo Boys' Are Posing as US Military Members on Facebook 5 Jul 2019 Military.com | By James Barber Facebook scammers go under [...]

How Do Scammers & Thieves Get Your Personal & Financial Information?

How Do Scammers & Thieves Get You Personal & Financial Information? A SCARS Insight Scammers & Identity Thieves Are Not Stupid! Scammers and Identity Thieve Steal the Information from Millions of Victims Every Year! ACCORDING TO SOME REPORTS THERE IS A 1 OUT OF 2 CHANCE OF YOU BECOMING AN IDENTITY THEFT VICTIM Identity theft occurs when someone fraudulently uses your personal information to obtain credit, take out [...]

SCARS Archives – Example Scammer Grammar – Collection Fake Females

SCARS Archives Example Scammer Grammar Collection # Fake Females Scammer's use language for specific purposes Sometimes to test how tolerant victims are Scammer Grammar Scammers are always looking for more effective words. Many people have learned to be on their guard, and they're likely to suspect an overly aggressive phishing phone call from a fake credit card customer service agent speaking accented English. But victims still fall for [...]

Don’t Stalk The Face In The Photo! It’s A Crime

Don’t Stalk The Face In The Photo! It's A Crime We Are All Sympathetic That Victims Are Scammed! But Don't Make It Worse By Breaking The Law Too! SCARS Basics Series People Who Have Had Their Photos Stolen Are Victims Too! They Are Impersonation Victims! However, it is even more of a problem when the scam victim that fell for those photos hunts down the impersonation victims. That [...]

Admiral Mike Gilday – Another Stolen Identity Used To Scam Women

Another Stolen Identity Used To Scam Women: Admiral Mike Gilday Stolen Photos Appear In Billions Of Fake Profiles On Social Media And Dating Websites It is impossible to catalog all of them, but you can see many more on www.ScamsOnline.org - a separate SCARS website dedicated to displaying stolen photos and real scammer's photos we have found This Stolen Identity: Admiral Mike Gilday Do You Know Admiral Mike [...]

Alexis Clark – Another Stolen Identity Used To Scam Men

Another Stolen Identity Used To Scam Men: Alexis Clark Stolen Photos Appear In Billions Of Fake Profiles On Social Media And Dating Websites It is impossible to catalog all of them, but you can see many more on www.ScamsOnline.org - a separate SCARS website dedicated to displaying stolen photos and real scammer's photos we have found This Stolen Identity: Alexis Clark Do You Know Alexis Clark? She Is [...]

Northern Ireland Romance Scam Victim ‘Just Wanted To Be Loved’ – A Scam Victim’s Story

Northern Ireland Romance Scam Victim A SCARS Scam Victim's Story Just Wanted To Be Loved A Victim's Story From The BBC » A woman who was duped into sending thousands of pounds to a fraudster she met online has said she fell for the scam because she "wanted to be loved". The Belfast woman said the scammer claimed to be a US marine and sent her a series [...]