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How these Social Media Scams Affect the Military – A SCARS Insight

How these Social Media 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. Affect the Military - A SCARS Insight You have to be cautious about everything you do online. Scammers are always trying to get money, goods or services out of unsuspecting people — and military members are often targets of impersonationImpersonation An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for impersonating someone, such as: part of a criminal act such as identity theft, online impersonation scam, or other fraud. This is usually where the criminal is trying to assume the identity of another, in order to commit fraud, such as accessing confidential information or to gain property not belonging to them. Also known as social engineering and impostors.. Here are some scams that [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Avoid Teen Sextortion [VIDEO]

SCARS™ Insight: Avoid Teen Sextortion [VIDEO] From the Federal Bureau of Investigation: Dangerous Connections - Youth Face A Massive Risk of Sextortion Online One victim was a 14-year-old boy from West Virginia. Another victim from Michigan was only 12. Yet another was a 17-year-old girl from Ohio who attempted suicide [...]

SCARS™ Guide: Grandparents Scams

SCARS™ Guide: Grandparents Scams Those Are Not Your Grandchildren! FTCFTC The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil (non-criminal) U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection. The FTC can also act as a clearinghouse for criminal reports sent to other agencies for investigation and prosecution. To learn more visit www.FTC.gov or to report fraud visit ReportFraud.FTC.gov Warns Of New 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. Grandchildren imposters are managing to finagle a skyrocketing amount of money out of people, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned on Monday. The FTC says that its Consumer Sentinel Network has noticed a “striking” increase in the median [...]

OFFICIAL U.S. Government Document: Joint Services Sextortion Brochure

OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT: Joint Service Sextortion Brochure This document provides guidance for  U.S. Servicemembers on blackmail exploitation from Sextortion and is useful for others as well. To Avoid Falling Victim To Sextortion Refrain from engaging in sexually explicit activities online, such as posting or exchanging compromising photos/videos. Adjust social media privacy [...]

RSN™ Guide: Avoiding The Latest Blackmail Scam

RSN™ Guide: Avoiding The Latest Blackmail Scam Scammers Are Experts At Manipulation, We Know This, Right? But their expertise runs to far more than just romance scams. It includes a range of blackmail scams and extortion online as well. Many of you have experienced scammers treats and extortion attempts at [...]

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