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The Refugee Romance Scam – How Scams Work

The Refugee Romance Scam 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 Series No Situation Is Safe From Scams - Syria & Other Refugees Are No Exception In a classic case of “social engineeringSocial Engineering Social engineering is the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It is used as a type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional "con" in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme. It has also been defined as "any act that influences a person to take any action that may or may not be in their best interests."” scammers are using the Syrian refugee crisis to scam people out of [...]

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

How these Social Media Scams 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 [...]

RSN™ Guide: The Macau Scam

RSN™ Guide: The Macau Scam What Is A Macau Scam? The Malaysian “Macau Scam” is a variation of the Nigerian 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. Advance Fee FraudAdvance Fee Fraud An advance fee scam or fraud 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.. It basically is a phone scam or email scam that works to get a victim to pay money up front to receive a prize. It gets [...]

RSN™ Guide: Email Phishing Scams

RSN™ Guide: Email Phishing Scams Email scams, also called phishing scams, are when a cyber 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. contacts you out of the blue and tries to tricks you into clicking a dangerous link or filling in your personal information or bank details. Portions from Which.co.uk (copyrights acknowledged) What Is A Phishing [...]

ALERT: NEW ROMANCE SCAM

ALERT: NEW ROMANCE SCAM We are hearing of a new variation on Romance Money Scams. In this case, the scammer asks for you full contact information, including address, to send you a gift or gifts. Then you get an email from "Customs" telling you that you have to pay duties/taxes [...]

Russian Bride Scam Emails

Russian Bride ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trickConfidence trick 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. - 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 [...]

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