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Package Delivery Scams – How to Identify and Avoid

Package Delivery 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. - How to Identify and Avoid How Scams Work A SCARS Insight Almost Everyone Is Receiving These 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. Messages Every Week! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many Americans shop, with online purchasing in the U.S. increasing steadily. More shopping online [...]

How To Spot Fake United States Military ID Cards

How To Spot Fake United States Military ID Cards Spotting Online Romance Scammers A SCARS Guide Originally published in 2017 - Updated Spotting Fake Soldiers Is Not Hard If Someone Sends You A Photo Of Their ID Card They Are A ScammerScammer 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.! That is because [...]

Where Do Romance Scammers Find You?

Where Do Romance Scammers Find You? Scammers target Facebook buy and sell, and other groups for new victims! A SCARS Insight Facebook Groups Is Where They Find You! There are, of course, many places where they find you but Facebook is a prime choice! How [...]

4 Quick Clues For Spotting Romance Scams

4 Quick Clues For Spotting Romance Scams Anti-Scam Tips From SCARS Clues To Help You Quickly Spot A Romance Scam Thanks to online 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?, romance scams, or dating scams, each year millions of people who are searching for love, and many who are not, [...]

Fake Valentines Quick Check List

Fake Valentines Quick Check List You will be contacted by strangers and they will be scammers! Count on it! Valentine's Day Is Here Again This is one of the two main peaks for romance scam activities a year! Here is a quick checklist [...]

Scammer Methods – A Scammer’s Primer – Part 3: The Steps – Grooming & Manipulation

SCARS™ Scammer Methods: A Scammer's Primer - Part 3 A Guide To Help You Better Understand Why Scammers Do What They Do! Based Upon Actual Scammer Training Guides The Steps - GroomingGrooming Grooming is a form of setting up a victim for a scam or other crime by befriending and establishing an emotional connection with the victim, and sometimes the family, to lower the victim's inhibitions with the objective of the scam or criminal activity.  Grooming includes the development of a trust relationship between the criminal and the victim, getting the victims to the point where they can be more completely manipulated.   & Manipulation Scammers Have A Variety Of Guides They Follow To [...]

SCARS™ Guide: Find Scammer Photos With Google® Reverse Image Search

SCARS™ Guide: Find Scammer Photos With Google® Reverse Image Search Dedicated to Sarkresothavy Mean and Scam 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 everywhere! Find Related Images With Reverse Image Search You can use a picture to find related images from the web. What You’ll Find When you search with a picture, your results may include: Similar images [...]

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Spotting Scammers

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Spotting Scammers You Want To Learn To Spot Scammers, Right? Let's talk about that. Let's talk about words like: I think I guess I assume I believe These are excuses for not knowing. Excuses for not putting the work in to know something for sure. When you [...]

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: It’s In The Eyes!

SCARSSCARS SCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship ScamsSCARS SCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims. Visit www.AgainstScams.org to learn more about SCARS. Inc. A government registeredgovernment-registered It means to be registered with departments or agencies of the government. In the case of SCARS, we are registered with state and federal governments in the United States, Europe & Asia. SCARS is registered as a crime victims' assistance nonprofit with agencies of the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security. And is incorporated in the State of Florida as a nonprofit corporation. crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tips: 10 Critical Dating Profile Attributes

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tips: Dating Profile Attributes Here Are 10 Critical Dating Profile Attribute Tips You Need To Know Updated November 2018 They Might Be A Scammer If: They List Hair Color as Black - Caucasians never have black hair (unless they are Goths - but the photo will tell you) [...]

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tips: Avoiding Natural Disaster Fraud

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tips: Avoiding Natural Disaster 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. Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes The National Center for Disaster Fraud reminds the public to be aware of and report any instances of alleged fraudulent activity related to relief operations and funding for victims. Unfortunately, criminals can exploit disasters, such as [...]

RSN™ Guide: Online Crime Type Definitions

RSN™ Guide: Online Crime Type Definitions Online Or CybercrimesCybercrimes 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. Come In Many Different Forms This is a short overview of each. 419419 An advance fee scam or fraud (419 scam) is a form of fraud and is one of the most common types of online confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster claims will be used to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim or simply disappears. The 419 comes from the Nigerian law against this type of scam./Overpayment: “419” refers to the section in Nigerian law regarding con artistry and fraud and is associated with requests for help facilitating the transfer of money. The sender of [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: 3 Simple Rules

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: 3 Simple Rules Spotting Fake Profiles Is Child’s Play With 3 Simple Rules WHAT IS THEIR CONTEXT Who are they? What are they? Where are they?  INCONSISTENT WITH THE CONTEXT What is odd? What is out of place? What should not be there? MISSING FROM THE CONTEXT What [...]

RSN™ Commentary: You Expected A List?

RSN™ Commentary: You Expected A List? Every New Victim Expects There To Be A List Of All Scammers, There Is Not. With over 1 billion fake identities online NO ONE has the resources to catalog more than 1% think about that, 1% is still 10 million fake identities! Reporting helps [...]

RSN™ Guide: Scammer Crime Scene Investigation

RSN™ Guide: Scammer Crime Scene Investigation Profile Forensics Updated September 4, 2018 When You Connect With A Stranger, Look At Their Profile With A Critical Eye! Of Course, You Should Not Be Talking To Strangers Online! But You Probably Ignored That Warning! Look for the RED FLAGS If you see [...]

SCAM WARNING: Don’t Private Message Strangers!

SCAM WARNING: Don't Private Message Strangers! "Hello, Please Message Me, It's Important" Frequently, you will find people say in a comment someplace that they need to tell you something. Don't Do It! Scammers are finding that victims are increasing smarter about accepting friend requests and other more overt forms of [...]

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