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Important Ways To Validate Scam Survivors

Important Ways To Validate ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. SurvivorsSurvivor A Scam Survivor is a victim who has been able to fully accept the reality of their situation. That they were the victim of a crime and are not to blame. They are working on their emotional recovery and reduction of any trauma either on their own, through a qualified support organization, or through counseling or therapy. And has done their duty and reported the crime to their local police, national police, and on Anyscam.com For Family & Friends of Scam Victims Scam Victim Support & Recovery - A SCARS Insight After A Scam Ends All Victims Need Validation! Scam victims are disoriented, desperate, and unsure of everything. They need help to validate that [...]

Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF)

Stolen Identity Refund FraudRefund fraud Refund fraud occurs when bad actors take advantage of a merchant’s return policy in order to profit or get goods for free. Refunding fraud is a twist on friendly fraud that is particularly challenging for merchants because there are no associated chargebacks, yes the losses are significant. (SIRF) Impersonating Someone To Scam Their Tax Refund How ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Work - A SCARS Insight What Is Stolen Identity Refund Fraud? What is SIRF? A tax refund is as much an asset as a diamond ring, and just as some thieves target [...]

Blanca Arellano – A Murdered Scam Victim’s Story

Blanca Arellano - A Scam Victim's Story Murdered For Her Organs In Peru Online Romance Turned Deadly A Scam Warning - A SCARS Insight A Mexican Woman Flew 3,000 Miles To Meet Online "Boyfriend" Before Being Murdered For Her Organs A Truly Terrible Story About [...]

Major News: iSpoof Criminal Platform Taken Down

Major News: iSpoof CriminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. Platform Taken Down A Website That Offered Phone SpoofingSpoofing Spoofing occurs when a caller maliciously transmits false caller ID information to increase the likelihood that you'll answer. Scammers often spoof local numbers, private companies, government agencies and other institutions. It can also apply to pretending to be an email address, or through other media. Service! How Scams Work - A SCARS Special Report Global Law Enforcement Scored A Major Win By Taking Down iSpoof Uncovering iSpoof The cybercrimeCybercrime Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. department of the Dutch police says it found the servers [...]

A SCARS EDITORIAL ON AI SAFETY

A SCARS EDITORIAL ON AIAI Artificial intelligence (AI) is wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. Machine learning is a subset of Artificial Intelligence. SAFETY Artificial IntelligenceArtificial intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) is wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. Machine learning is a subset of Artificial Intelligence. & Machines Learning Is Emerging In Relationship ScamsRelationship Scam A Relationship Scam 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! Click here to learn more: What Is A Relationship Scam? How Scams Work - A SCARS Insight See more SCARS Videos on our YouTube Channel - click here Knowledge Is Not Enough To Stop [...]

Scam Victim Identity Crisis

Scam Victim Identity Crisis The Crisis That Comes After The Scam Ends! Victim Recovery Psychology - A SCARS Insight What’s An Identity Crisis And Could You Be Having One? In Additional to Everything Else, Who You are has Changed Because of the Scam A Scam [...]

Scam Victim Alert: Scam Social Media Comments

Scam Victim Alert: Scam Comments Scammer Social Media Comments To Lure In Victims How Scams Work - A SCARS Insight Scammers Miss You - They Want You Back They Especially Want More Of Your Money! Scammers know where to find victims, all they have to do [...]

SCARS Q&A Questions & Answers 11/9/2022 With Special Guest Erin West

SCARS Q&A Questions & Answers 11/9/2022 With Special Guest Erin West A SCARS Presentation A SCARS Question & Answers Presentation With Special Guest Erin West, Prosecutor, Santa Clara County, California And SCARS Board Members: Dr. Tim McGuinness (USA), Debby Montgomery Johnson (USA), and Vianey Gonzales [...]

The SCARS Model To End Scams – A Policy Statement

The SCARS Model To End Scams A Policy Statement Presented by SCARS 🟥🟨⬛️️ What Does It Really Take To Stop Scams? It Begins With A Complete Understanding That Everything Is Connected In The War On Scams We cannot ask any part of this complex problem [...]

The Standard Scammer Organizational Model

The Standard Scammer Organizational Model A SCARS Analysis Scammer Criminology- A SCARS Insight A SCARS Analysis Of The Standard African/Latin American Scammer Criminal Organizational Model Typical Scammer/FraudsterFraudster A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. Pyramid Organizational Structure ◾️️ A Kingpin Leader will hire (typically) 10 scammers to work for [...]

BazarCall Scams: Call Centers Playing A Roll In Phishing & Ransomware Attacks

BazaCall Scams: Call Centers Playing A Roll In Phishing & RansomwareRansomware Ransomware is a type of malware from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim's personal data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid. While some simple ransomware may lock the system so that it is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse, more advanced malware uses a technique called cryptoviral extortion. It encrypts the victim's files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them. In a properly implemented cryptoviral extortion attack, recovering the files without the decryption key is an intractable problem – and difficult to trace digital currencies such as paysafecard or Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that are used for the ransoms, making tracing and prosecuting the perpetrators difficult. Ransomware attacks are typically carried out using a Trojan virus disguised as a legitimate file that the user is tricked into downloading or opening when it arrives as an email attachment. However, one high-profile example, the WannaCry worm, traveled automatically between computers without user interaction. Attacks Adding Humans To Cybercrime Attacks How Scams Work - A SCARS Special Report The Evolution of Cybercrime Introduction - BazaCall or BazarCall - Same Thing For the past year, security researchers have been [...]

Telling Your Truth!

Telling Your Truth! What is the Truth? Telling the Truth when talking about your scam! Scam Victim Recovery - A SCARS Insight In the telling of your stories, what drives understanding are the facts - the truth of each crime and experience. But what is [...]

Social Network Analysis – Finding Scammer Organizations

Social Network Analysis - Finding Scammer Organizations A Technique For Identifying Scammer Networks Scam Criminology - A SCARS Insight A Systematic Approach for Investigating Criminal Networks Based on the work By Jennifer A. Johnson, Ph.D., John David Reitzel, Ph.D., Bryan F. Norwood, David M. McCoy, D. [...]

SCARS MOST WANTED CRIMINAL: Jayden Michael Chidozi, Enugu, Nigeria

SCARS MOST WANTED CRIMINAL Jayden Michael Chidozi Enugu, Nigeria Wanted: Jayden Michael Chidozi – approx. 25-30 years of age, operating in Enugu, Nigeria He is wanted for criminal fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim., kidnapping, and capital murder of victim Diane K. Webb, a 70-year-old woman, from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, [...]

Scam Victim Apathy – Scams Are Somebody Else’s Problem

Scam Victim Apathy - Scams Are Somebody Else's Problem A Look At Why Most Scam Victims Will Not Act Effectively The Psychology of Scams - A SCARS Insight Crime Victim Apathy - Somebody Else's Problem Does the experience of crime lead to individual disenchantment from [...]

SCARS Quick Guide To Money Recovery

SCARS Quick Guide To Money Recovery Recovering Your Money Can Be Done Financial Support - A SCARS Guide Scam Victims Lose Money & Need Help To Recover It! After the scam financial control is vital, plus there are real opportunities to recover! The first step [...]

Why Can I Not Stop Thinking About The Scammer?

Why Can I Not Stop Thinking About The Scammer? A Lesson In Letting Go For Your Own Sanity Scam Victim Recovery - A SCARS Insight Why Can I Not Stop Thinking About The Scammer(s) The ending of a relationship scamRelationship Scam A Relationship Scam 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! Click here to learn more: What Is A Relationship Scam? is one of the most [...]

Ambiguous Loss and Scam Victims

Ambiguous Loss and Scam Victims A Type Of TraumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS. Common To Victims Of Financial Fraud Scam Victim Recovery - A SCARS Insight A Type Of Trauma Where Closure Is Not Possible Ambiguous loss is a loss that occurs without a significant likelihood of reaching emotional [...]

Self-Pity & Scam Victim Recovery

Self-Pity & Scam Victim Recovery How to recognize it and eliminate it! Scam Victim Recovery - A SCARS Insight We do not often talk about PITY. Especially self-pity! While it is a real thing, just talking about it sometimes creates barriers to working with victims [...]

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SCARS GREN BOOK - The SCARS STEPS Guide to Scam Victim Recovery

SCARS GREEN BOOK
Self-Help Self-Paced Recovery Program Guide

LEARN HOW TO RECOVER ON YOUR OWN

This program is designed to help scam victims struggling to recover on their own and for those who want to understand the overall process. You can be using other resources, such as trauma counselingCounseling Counseling is the professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes. A mental health counselor (MHC), or counselor, is a person who works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Such persons may help individuals deal with issues associated with addiction and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging. They may also work with "Social Workers", "Psychiatrists", and "Psychologists". SCARS does not provide mental health counseling. or therapy, qualified support groupsSupport Groups In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic, such as romance scams. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy. They can be supervised or not. SCARS support groups are moderated by the SCARS Team and or volunteers., or completely independent – on your own!

The SCARS Steps program is a complete program and is provided for the purpose of helping scam victims to overcome this experience. Throughout this SCARS Steps Program, we speak about issues and challenges that a victim may have and help guide them through their recovery. But each person is different and it is important to understand your own reasons for being vulnerable to being scammed.

After the trauma of being scammed, you need to take steps to recover and move on. This may be an alternative to counseling in the short term, but we still encourage you to seek out professional help & support. Throughout this SCARS Steps Program, we speak about issues, challenges, defects, or problems that a victim may have in a generalized way.

The SCARS GREEN BOOK will help you recover from your scam offline and it will always be there when you need it!

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SCARS SLATE BOOK - A Guide For Families & Friends Of Scam Victims

SCARS SLATE BOOK – Let Us Explain What Happened!

A Guide For Families & Friends Of Scam Victims

HOW TO HELP ROMANCE SCAM VICTIMS FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF SCAM VICTIMS

This SCARS Publishing book represents a complete guide to help the families and friends understand how these scams work and how to help the victim.

The SCARS Slate Book should be purchased by family and friends to better understand what happened to the victim and the traumatic impact on them. But it can also be shared by the victim so that they do not have to explain to family and friends about the scam. This publication is to help others to help Scam Victims to make it through this traumatic experience and recover.

Each person is different and it is important to understand how relationship scams work and why people are vulnerable; to being scammed, how they were lured in, then groomed and manipulated. This understanding is essential in helping them through the process of ending the scam and then on to recovery. The SCARS Slate Book will provide the information necessary to help support a victim through this process.

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SCARS RED BOOK - Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer

SCARS RED BOOK
Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer

ORGANIZE YOUR INFORMATION TO MAKE THE REPORTING PROCESS SIMPLE!

Helps you get and stay organized. This publication is to help Scam Victims organize their crime information. Complete this information before reporting to the police then bring this book with you

Before or after reporting to the police the RED BOOK gives you a dedicated tool to record all the essential facts of this crime. The Victim, the Scammers, the Money, and your Police interactions. Everything that really matters can be easily recorded for your immediate use and for the future!

As we have seen, money recovery/repayment programs can become available years after the scam ends and you need to keep all the details of this crime in case it is needed. We have also seen scammers being extradited to the U.S. and other countries, this will help in the event you testify or give statements, Additionally, this helps you have your information ready to qualify for victims’ benefits, compensation, or aid.

The Official SCARS RED BOOK is your way of recording all the important facts of this crime so that you do not lose essential information, Complete the RED BOOK then put it away with the confidence that you will have it if or when it is needed.

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SCARS BLUE BOOK - Survivor's Recovery Journal
SCARS LIME BOOK - Wisdom & Motivation for Scam Victims
SCARS CHERRY BOOK - A Guide To Understanding Your Fear
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SCARS WORKBOOK - Understanding Self-Blame, Guilt, and Shame
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