Sharon Armstrong A Victim’s Story

Sharon Armstrong Was A Victim Of A Romance Scam Sharon Armstrong spent two years in an Argentinian jail after being caught in an online dating scam! Sharon Armstrong, 59, from New Zealand, is one of those people. Five years ago, a lover she met online asked her to transport a suitcase from Buenos Aires to London. Ms Armstrong thought she was guarding a highly lucrative contract, but it turned out to be [...]

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 [...]

Another Failed Attempt By Congress To Help Control The Evils Of Social Media

Another Failed Attempt By Congress To Help Control The Evils Of Social Media In 2019 U.S. Senator goes after Socially Engineered Web Addictions Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Introduced Legislation To Curb Addictive And Deceptive Techniques That Tech Giants Use To Exploit Users. STATUS UPDATED - May 2021 This legislation is effectively dead. Lobbies for the tech industry effectively killed this attempt to improve social media. While this legislation is technically paused - [...]

FAKE NEWS: Nigeria’s EFCC Will Pay Bounty On Yahoo Boys!

Nigeria's EFCC Will Pay Million Bounty On Yahoo Boys! Fake News / Urban Legend! Sorry, it is NOT True - a SCARS Insight FAKE NEWS: For The First Time, Nigerian Declares All Our War Against Yahoo Boy Scammers! The Nigerians Are Not Willing To Make Informants Millionaires If They Identify Online Scammers Or Fraudsters! Of course, this is just another Nigerian Urban Legend! According to SCARS sources in [...]

INTERPOL Launches Initiative To Fight Cybercrime In Africa

INTERPOL Launches Initiative To Fight Cybercrime In Africa From The War on Scams News From The Front New INTERPOL Focus On African Cybercrime (Scams) New INTERPOL Desk Targets Cybercriminals And Internet Fraud In Africa INTERPOL is creating a new cybercrime operations desk with UK funding to boost the capacity of 49 African countries to fight cybercrime. The Africa desk will help shape a regional strategy to drive intelligence-led [...]

Social Media Is Selling Fake Vaccine Cards!

Social Media Is Selling Fake Vaccine Cards! According To U.S. State Attorneys General! In A Letter Sent To Social Media ... Sent to Twitter, Shopify, and eBay: See the actual signed letter below Re: Deceptive marketing and sales of fake COVID vaccine cards Dear Messrs. Dorsey, Lütke and Iannone The undersigned attorneys general are committed to protecting the safety and well-being of the residents of our states. It [...]

Another Senior Faces Jail As A Scammer Drug Mule

Another Senior Faces Prison As A Scammer Drug Mule Scam Victims Are Easily Lured & Manipulated Into Doing What Their Scammers Ask Of Them Unfortunately, it often turns into a nightmare! Grandad Faces Life In A Japanese Prison After He's Duped Into Being £1m Drug Mule Source: The Mirror British Frank Rodway, 67, has been behind bars in Japan for six months after £1m of drugs were found [...]

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 [...]

Missouri Money/Parcel Mule Convicted

Missouri Money/Parcel Mule Convicted St. Louis, Missouri woman admitted Wednesday that she participated in a romance scam that targeted middle-aged or older women Prosecutors said the scam, which began in 2019, duped women across the country into sending valuable items to the post office box. The victims believed the box was used either by a real estate agent or a diplomat's secretary. This Money/Parcel Mule Knowingly Participated With [...]

Nigerian EFCC Police Raid Scammer Training Center – Breaking News

Nigerian EFCC Police Raid Scammer Training Center - Breaking News As we have said for years, scammer are professionals Their cartels are run like major businesses - including training departments! Nigeria's Economic & Financial Crimes Commission Locates A Scammer Cartel Training Center! The Scammer Training Center Was Right In The Nigerian Capital of Abuja! News is still coming in, but here is what is known now: EFCC Uncovers [...]

FBI Arrests a Romance Scammer in Georgia

Romance Scammers Pretending To Be Engineers Con North Carolina Women Out Of Thousands, FBI says Paul Edward was a civil engineer from Ireland with a teenage daughter, according to his dating profile. He’d just moved to South Africa for a building project when a worker was hurt on the job. Suddenly he was financially responsible and needed cash — now. That’s the story at least two men in Georgia are accused of telling [...]

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 [...]

Europol’s 2020 Cybercrime Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA)

SCARS™ Special Report: Europol’s 2020 Cybercrime Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) Europol’s 2020 cybercrime report updates on the latest trends and the current impact of cybercrime within the EU and beyond. Source: EUROPOL So much has changed since Europol published last year’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA). The global COVID-19 pandemic that hit every corner of the world forced us to reimagine our societies and reinvent the way we work and live. During [...]

SCARS™ Crime Story: The Downfall Of Habeeb Audu

SCARS™ Crime Story: The Downfall Of Habeeb Audu U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of British Citizen For Operating An International Money Laundering And Fraud Network Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the