SCARSSCARSSCARS - 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.
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SCARS™ Insight: 21 Online ScamsScamsA 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. You May Not Know About [InfographicInfographicInfographics (a shortened word of "information" and "graphics") are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. They can improve your understanding of a topic by utilizing graphics. Infographics have evolved in recent years to be more useful for mass communications and thus are designed with fewer assumptions about the readers' knowledge base than other types of visualizations.] With new technology comes more risk for exploitation. Take a journey through time, learn about 21 online scams, and make sure you’re not next on a scammers list with this infographic. Courtesy of Digicert 21 Online Scams You May [...]
SCARS™ Guide: The Difference Between Spam Emails And Phishing Emails In The World Of Scams, Terms Are Often Confused And Then Shared Incorrectly This creates confusion over what we mean when we talk about specific scams, such as spam emails and the various types of phishing emails. First - We [...]
SCARS™ A 27 Year History Of Service To ScamScamA 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. Victims Our founder Dr. Tim McGuinness first started tracking scams and scammers in 1991 on the old America Online before the web came into existence for all. Over the years this activity migrated from AOL onto TigerDirect.com (our founder was a co-founder [...]
SCARS™ ScamTV: Modern 419419An 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. Scams - A Documentary [Video] Modern Online Romance Scams Are Premeditated, Organized Crimes That Steal Millions ― Potentially Billions ― Of Dollars From Vulnerable, Lonely People Over The Internet The scammers may just have lit upon the perfect crime: They sit at computers safely overseas, hunting [...]
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Seeking Fake Women Scammers Are Much More Sophisticated Than Ever They will use their vast amounts of cash to hire people to perform specific tasks in the scamming ecosystem ... This article was about online dating websites hiring people to pretend to be interest women, but scammers have [...]
Yahoo Messenger Shuts Down Gone after 2 decades! It will be remembered for its role in Nigeria’s Internet culture! Oath Inc. has announced that it is shutting down Yahoo Messenger from July 17, 2018. The web services provider said there is no direct replacement for Yahoo Messenger but redirect it [...]
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