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 [...]

Missed Package Delivery Messages, Calls or Voicemail (Flubot) Scams

Missed Package Delivery Messages, Calls or Voicemail (Flubot) Scams How Scams Work A SCARS Insight Have You Received Messages About Missed Package Deliveries?People everywhere have been getting scam text messages about missed calls, voicemail or delivery-related messages. The average person with a smartphone account receives one to two of these scams a day.The text messages ask you to tap on a link to download or access something. There are a large [...]

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 [...]

Police Impersonation Scam Phone Calls – How Scams Work

Police Impersonation Scam Phone Calls How Scams Work A SCARS Series How To Spot A Police Impersonation Scam Phone Call? Scammers (Especially From India) Frequently Call And Pretend To Be Local Police Or Other Agencies Scam phone calls are common, pretending to be from the police or other entities you trust - like your local police or sheriff is becoming more common. The goal of these fake phone [...]

Text Message Scam Warning

Text Message Scam Warning A Scam Alert from SCARS You Are All Familiar With Annoying Spam Text Messages! We Hate Them Don't We! You get messages at all hours, day and night, about insurance, buying used cars, car warranties, and anything else spammers think they can sell you. Plus countless businesses that you know and do business with now use text messages as a way to keep you [...]

One Ring Call Phone Scam – Scam Basics

One Ring Call Phone Scam SCARS Scam Basics The Mysterious One Ring Call Phone Scam Why Would Anyone Do This? One Ring Call Phone Scam - Your phone rings once and the call stops. If you answer all you hear is silence! You are tempted to call them back, but don't do it! The criminal (human or automation) on the other end hopes you [...]

Several Nigerian Nationals Sentenced to United States Federal Prison

Nigerian Nationals Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison Nigerians Operate Scams Worldwide - In the U.S. & Other Countries In the past, Nigerians were limited to Nigeria & Great Britain, but no longer. However, unlike other criminal enterprises - victims have little to fear from them locally. Nigerian National Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison for a Money Laundering Conspiracy Related to a Romance Scam and [...]

The “Magazine Scams”

The "Magazine Scam" Target Confused Seniors With Magazine Rip-Off Scams The Magazine Scam - Victim Information From the U.S. Attorney, District of Minnesota What is the “Magazine Case”?  The “magazine case” is a series of federal cases brought in the District of Minnesota, which charge more than 60 defendants with a telemarketing scam that swindled seniors and other vulnerable victims out of more than $300 million. The scam [...]

Financial Crime Online – A Refersher – Don’t Become a Victim!

Financial Crime Online – Don’t Become a Victim! COVID Scams are still a very real threat, but there are more than just romance scams! This refresher will help you to continue avoiding them! Common Current Online & Phone Financial Crimes Follow some common sense rules to reduce your chance of being a victim of financial crime Criminals are quick to exploit the ignorance and vulnerability of their victims. [...]

SCAM WARNING: TANDEM LANGUAGE APP

SCAM WARNING: TANDEM LANGUAGE APP ANY ONLINE OR PHONE APP THAT ALLOWS YOU TO CHAT WITH STRANGERS IS GOING TO BE FULL OF SCAMMERS NOW! We live in a different world now! No social media is safe! There are some brilliant ideas that have been turned into wonderful apps & websites, but the problem is that most of them are full of scammers now. With hundreds of thousands [...]

Scam Warning: Unemployment Claim Fraud

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Battleground Japan – NHK Docudrama Reveals Telephone Scam Tactics – SCARS™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS™ SCAM NEWS: Battleground Japan - NHK Docudrama Reveals Telephone Scam Tactics Japanese Now Directly Involved In Scamming Thai police last month raided a residence in Pattaya where an alleged telephone swindling operation was taking place. They discovered 15 Japanese nationals suspected of calling retired people in Japan and fooling them into purchasing electronic money. Japanese police say they will arrest the suspects after they are deported. The sketchy quality of the reports deepened the general confusion about [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Indian IRS Scams – How They Work?

SCARS™ Special Report: Indian IRS Scams - How They Work? An Individual Indian Scammer Explains How The Fake IRS Call Center Scams Work Jayesh, a 19-year-old from Mumbai, India, explains how he worked in a fraudulent telephone boiler room pretending to be an IRS agent collecting taxes as he called people all over America. The video is followed by examples of fake IRS threats and Jayesh's explanation of how they worked. PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES [...]

SCARS™ SCAM NEWS: Scammers Change And Adapt

SCARS™ SCAM NEWS: Scammers Change And Adapt A New Variation On Money Mules - Receiving Cash! $21K In Cash Sent To Richmond Address As Part Of Scam. In two days, Richmond Virginia police recovered more than $21,000 in money related to a scam. $21,000 in cash sent to a money mule Two women, one from Michigan and another from Pennsylvania, sent a total of $21,300 to a Richmond address believing it would get [...]

The Fraudsters Didn’t Even Ask For Account Or Password Details

The Fraudsters Didn't Even Ask For Account Or Password Details Victim of sophisticated banking con reveals how she was tricked into transferring £4,000 to scammers Catherine Downey was duped into giving away £4000 by phone fraudsters. Catherine Downey thought only the most vulnerable in society were targeted by phone thieves posing as a bank The mother-of-three was victim to the 'most sophisticated' telephone scam yet. The con woman who called her was already able [...]

2020-09-07T18:50:57-04:00July 1st, 2018|Categories: EUROPE SCAMS & SCAMMERS,