What Is A Relationship Scam? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Is A Relationship Scam? Understanding Scams Infographic! A SCARS Insight A Relationship Scam - Don't You mean A Romance Scam? Nope! The Definition of a Relationship Scam: It is a one-to-one criminal act that involves a trust relationship and uses deception & manipulation to get a victim to give to the criminal something of value, such as money! A Relationship Scam includes many different types of scams, each with [...]

Cognitive Distortions – The Psychology Of Romance Scams [Updated]

Cognitive Distortions The Psychology Of Scams A SCARS Insight What Is A Cognitive Distortion? A cognitive distortion is an exaggerated or irrational thought pattern involved in the onset and perpetuation of psychopathological states, especially those more influenced by psychosocial factors, such as depression and anxiety, or in this case a psychological manipulation for the purposes of crime. Psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck laid the groundwork for the study of these distortions in 1976, when he first proposed the theory [...]

What Can You Expect After A Scam [Infographic]

What Can You Expect After A Scam [Infographic] Immediately After A Scam, You Will Have Questions If you are a new victim - we suggest that you read our THREE STEPS GUIDE FOR NEW VICTIMS FIRST! HERE IS OUR AFTER-SCAM REALITY CHECK! It is blunt but to the point - you need proper expectations to move forward with your recovery. Based upon our 30 Years of Experience this is what you should expect: You Have Been Scammed [...]

SCARS™ Report: Over 67,000 Scammers Arrested In 2020

SCARS™ Report: Over 67,000 Scammers Arrested In 2020 SCARS has completed its preliminary year-end report on the number of scammers arrested during 2020 It is much better than we thought it was going to be! We expected a very poor showing during this pandemic year where law enforcement was both restricted and totally focused on helping to protect their countries from the COVID-19 virus. Instead what we found was significant efforts worldwide. And even though [...]

How Bad Is It, Really?

The State of Cybercriminality In Real-Time! Here is a real-time map showing global cyber threats courtesy of Kaspersky and CyberArmedSecurity.com Turn on or off the options at the bottom of the map to see the different types of attacks.  Turn on or off the options at the bottom of the map to see the different types of attacks.

SCARS™ Guide: Phishing Email Scams

SCARS™ Guide: Phishing Email Scams A Guide To Understanding Email Phishing Scams     PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES WITH YOUR CONTACTS HELP OTHERS STAY SAFE ONLINE   SCARS™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: SCARS, Important Article, Information About Scams, Anti-Scam, Avoiding Phishing Scams, Phishing Scam Emails, Email Phishing Scams, Scam Emails, The Latest SCARS|RSN Posts FIND MORE SCAM NEWS «SCAMCRIME.COM» CHAT WITH SCARS™ «CLICK HERE» [...]

State of Local Cybercrime / Internet Crime Laws & Legislation in the United States

State of Local Cybercrime / Internet Crime Laws & Legislation in the United States 2018 Cybersecurity Legislation Catalog Provided by SCARS|ANALYTICS Division The following is a catalog of cybercrime / cybersecurity laws activity by states and territories in 2018. SCARS State Law Support Against Cybercrime / Cybersecurity Score: SCARS U.S. Legislative Cybercrime Score: F - Fail U.S. STATES With the U.S. House of Representatives in parallisys, it becomes the States to move the [...]

The World Of Facebook Users – a SCARS|ANALYTICS™ Infographic

SCARS|ANALYTICS™ Infographic: The World Of Facebook Users What We Now Know About The World Of Facebook Users In 2019 50% - 1.1 Billion Fakes / over 100,000 Scammers creating and running scams - resulting in over 25 million scam victims on Facebook! This is based upon third-party published analysis and that provided by SCARS|ANALYTICS™     SCARS™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: Facebook.com, Facebook, Active Users, Subscribers, Facebook Users, Real People, [...]

SCARS™ CURRENT ONLINE SCAMS THREAT INDEX

SCARS™ CURRENT ONLINE SCAMS THREAT INDEX Romance Scams 100 WARNING Scam danger at extreme levels - high probability of stranger contacts from all potential media - increased victimization Blackmail Scams 42 MODERATE Scam danger at moderate levels - significant probability of stranger contacts from all potential media - elevated victimization 419 Advance Fee Scams 24 CAUTION Scam danger at [...]

Real Victims’ Assistance – SCARS™ Recovery & Support [Infographic]

SCARS™ Recovery & Support: Real Victims' Assistance [Infographic] Scam Victims Pass Through Stages On Their Way To Healing And Recovery But Are Easily Held Back By Bad Support THE ROMANCE SCAM VICTIM FUNNEL EFFECT The Romance Scam Victim Funnel Effect - Infographic Poster About Most Anti-Scam Groups Most anti-scam groups are complete amateurs or fakes that offer no real help! They feed off of romance scam victims' fear and anger. Forcing an endless [...]

RSN™ Insight: Scams & Law Enforcement 2018 – 18,000 Scammers Arrested [Infographic]

RSN™ Insight: Scams & Law Enforcement 2018 - 18,000 Scammers Arrested [Infographic] Let This Sink In For A Minute! What part did you play in this? Did you report your scam or scammer? Still, only about 5% of victims report their crimes to law enforcement or to SCARS. 2018-18000-scammers-arrested Do Your Part So Law Enforcement Can Do Theirs! Report Every Scam & Scammer To www.Anyscam.com, To Your Local Police And The The FBI www.IC3.gov Let's [...]

ONLINE SAFETY: It’s Everyone’s Job To Ensure Online Safety At Work

ONLINE SAFETY: It's Everyone’s Job To Ensure Online Safety At Work The lines between our work and daily lives are becoming increasingly blurred, and it is more important than ever to be certain that smart cybersecurity practices carry over between the two. When you are on the job – whether it’s at a corporate office, local restaurant, healthcare provider, academic institution or government agency –‒ your organization’s online security is a shared responsibility. A culture of cybersecurity in your organization includes all [...]

Stay Safe During Tax Time – SCARS™ Insight

SCARS™ Insight: Stay Safe During Tax Time Stay Safe From Cybercrime & Identity Theft During Tax Time Download the Tax-Tips-2018-STC Guide Here »   Provided by the Stop|Think|Connect campaign from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. SCARS is a partner organization to the Campaign.   SCARS™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: Phishing Scams, Email Scams, IRS Scams, Tax Scams, Tax Season, Phone Scams, Impersonation Scams, Social Media, Spyware, IRS Employees, IRS Calls, IRS [...]