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SCARS™ Scam Warning: New “Brushing” Parcel Scam

SCARS™ 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. Warning: New "Brushing" Parcel Scam Warning Of New ‘Brushing’ Scam: Packages From Amazon, Other Retailers Being Sent To People Who Didn’t Order The Better Business Bureau and others are warning of free boxloads of merchandise from Amazon or other companies leave right on your doorstep! What could possibly [...]

SCARS™ Guide: Standard Nigerian Scams & Online Fraud

SCARS™ Guide: Standard Nigerian 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. & Online Fraud This guide is an introduction. Please review our other guides and articles for more detailed information about all the forms of scams and how victims can recover from them. Internet Financial Scams We hear from people every day who have been defrauded [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Fake Checks Scams

SCARS™ Special Report: Fake Checks Scams If Someone You Don’t Know Sends You A Check And Asks For Money Back, That’s A Scam Fake checks drive many types of scams — like those involving phony job and income opportunities, online classified ad sales, and others. In a fake check scamFake Check Scam In this con, the victim deposits a phony check and then returns a portion by wire transfer to the scammer. The stories vary, but the victim is often told they are refunding an “accidental”  overpayment. Scammers count on the fact that banks make funds available within days of a deposit but can take weeks to detect a fake check., a [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Social Engineering Email Scams – Red Flags [Infographic] 

SCARS™ Insight: 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." Email Scams - Red Flags [InfographicInfographic Infographics (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.] Last year, hundreds of thousands of individuals learned the hard way that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The number of internet scams documented each year is on the rise (due to better reporting) and [...]

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Nigerian Advance Fee [419] Fraud / Scam

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Nigerian Advance Fee [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.] Fraud / Scam The Famous Nigerian Prince Email Scams Remain Alive & Well! Even Today, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims Fall For These Patently Ridiculous Scam Schemes! You Probably Have One In Your Email Inbox Right This Second! 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. [...]

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Road Trip Or Out Of The Country!

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Road Trip Or Out Of The Country! Why Are Most Romance Scammers Never At Home? Why Do They Tell You They'Re Out Of The Country? There are several reasons for this, but most of it comes down to two key points! They do not want to get [...]

US|GCP™ Guide To Scams and Your Small Business

US|GCP™ Guide To Scams and Your Small Business Proudly shared by SCARS™ If you own a small business or are part of a non-profit organization, you spend a lot of time and effort making sure the organization works well. But when scammers go after your organization, it can hurt your [...]

RSN™ Guide: Rescamming

RSN™ Guide: Rescamming Yes, it is a thing Did you know that statistically, as a victim of a scam that you have a ONE IN SEVEN chance of being a victim again? Most victims will shut down after a scam - not trusting anyone. However, for most the same tendencies [...]

Western Union Repayment News

Western Union Repayment News UPDATED NOVEMBER 13 2017 [UPDATED AUGUST 17, 2018] Portions From: http://www.westernunionremission.com  & https://www.ftc.gov/WU FILING A CLAIM HAS BEEN EXTENDED - CLICK HERE The United States Department of Justice Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section serves as the central decision making authority on all petitions for remission filed in judicial [...]

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