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 Quits Twitter After many years, Twitter is simply not a place for us to be! This is actually better since our followers will have to follow us here now! We Have Had Enough We are a constant champion for online 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 [...]
SCARS™ Insight: Facebook 1 Billion Fake Profiles [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.] Think About This? There Are About 2+ Billion Profiles On Facebook! THAT IS A LOT OF PEOPLE - MORE THAN CHINA & THE U.S. COMBINED! Now think about 1 billion fake facebook profiles? That's 50% of Facebook profiles! This Concerns Us! What [...]
SCARS™ Staying Safe Online: Dealing with Cyberbullies Bullies Are Taking Advantage Of Technology To Intimidate And Harass Their Victims. Dealing With CyberbullyingCyberbullyingCyberbullying or cyberharassment is a form of bullying or harassment using electronic means. Cyberbullying and cyber harassment are also known as online bullying. It has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers, as the digital universe has expanded and technology has advanced. Cyberbullying is when someone bullies or harasses others on the internet and other digital spaces, particularly on social media sites. Harmful bullying behavior can include posting rumors, threats, sexual remarks, a victims' personal information (Doxing), or pejorative labels (i.e. hate speech). Bullying or harassment can be identified by repeated behavior and an intent to emotional harm. Victims of cyberbullying may experience lower self-esteem, increased suicidal ideation, and various negative emotional responses, including being scared, frustrated, angry, depressed, or PTSD. Can Be Difficult, But There Are Steps You Can Take. [lwptoc] What Is Cyberbullying? CYBERBULLYING REFERS TO THE PRACTICE OF USING TECHNOLOGY TO HARASS, OR BULLY, SOMEONE ELSE [...]
SCARS™ Special Report: Where Do Scammers Scam Scam Victims? We Are Asked Every Single Day If Scammers Scam On This Social Media Or That One! While This list may not be complete these are ALL places where scammers scam on Social Media. In other words, everywhere! If you belong or [...]
SCARS|ANALYTICS™ Infographic: The World Of Facebook Users What We Now Know About The World Of Facebook Users In 2019 50% - 1.1 Billion Fakes / over 100,000 Scammers creating and running 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. - resulting in over 25 million scam victims on Facebook! This is based upon third-party published analysis and [...]
SCARS™ ACT AGAINST SCAMS! - Call To Action Do You Want To Do Something To Make A Difference? Here is something very simple: Save this graphic to your phone / tablet / computer. Then when you find a fake profile, add it as a comment on the top post so other [...]
War With Facebook - A SCARS™ Commentary One of the Great Challenges of helping the public become aware of the true dangers online is the desire of the Social Media Companies to sweep it all under the rug. Facebook is the perfect example of their "Big Brother" desire to dominate [...]
SCARS™ Special Report: Online Vigilantes Can Actually Hurt CriminalCriminalA criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. Cases Experts Warn Online Vigilantes Not To Share Photos Of People Accused Of Crimes A few months ago in Australia, the country was rocked by three shocking crimes in one week, and the public wanted justice. Naturally, the modern version of the [...]
SCARS™ Insight: Facebook Cracking Down Or Just On Crack? - - - - - - - - - NEW FACEBOOK SEXUAL CONTENT LIMITS In December of 2018 Facebook instituted new Community Standards to limit all "sexually explicit or suggestive" content. This has resulted in photos being removed even though the [...]
RSN OBSERVATION: Move Fast And Break Things [Video] "Move Fast And Break Things" Is Facebook's Official Motto From 2005 To The Present! Never a day goes by without something or someone else being broken by Facebook's cavalier attitudes and incompetence. As a victim, you are as much a victim of [...]
SCARS™ Guide: Human Trafficking & Its Relationship To Scamming Human Trafficking Many do not know that online fraudFraudIn 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. is closely related to Human Trafficking and Terrorism. The bad guys that scam the world help fund these activities. The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] does all it can to [...]
SCARS™ How To: What To Do If Your ScammerScammerA 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. Impersonates You On Facebook? How To Deal With A Fake Profile On Facebook Impersonating You? [lwptoc] A Note Of Caution: We say it over and over, never confront scammers. When you do they can take out their angerAngerAnger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, trigger, hurt or threat. About one-third of scam victims become trapped in anger for extended periods of time following a scam.
A person experiencing anger will often experience physical effects, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion that triggers a part of the fight or flight response. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically.
Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them", psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability. in several ways, [...]
RSN™ Special Report: It's Time To Leave Yahoo Mail It's Been Two Years Since Yahoo's Data BreachData BreachWhenever private information is seen by someone who should not have access, this is known as data exposure. It may also sometimes be referred to as a data leak or data breach. It might happen by accident or be caused by hackers who do it to cause harm to the individual or organization involved. It can be especially damaging to companies that store the credit card details and personal information of their customers. - What Have You Done To Stay Safe? Far Too Often Victims Believe "THEM, NOT ME" Except, 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked The massive data breach can be an opportunity to do [...]
RSN™ Infographic - Are You Easy Bait For Identity Thieves? Do You Know All The Ways An Identity Thief Can Target Victims Online? There were over 15 million victims of identity fraud in 2016, and it is estimated that it doubled in 2017. Javelin Research reports that overall fraud incidence rose 16% [...]
You Can Still Be Scammed! Over And Over! A SCARS Insight You Say You Can't Be Scammed Again? We Bet That You Can! For decades we have been warning about scams of one nature or another, but what most scams have in common is [...]
RSN™ Editorial: A Week Of Insanity We believe there is a war going on between the side that wants fairness in our public media, and the socialists that want AN "ANYTHING GOES" witch hunt on every topic and no law enforcement and for everyone to be a victim. Do You [...]
RSN™ Special Report: Community Standards Enforcement Preliminary Report 2018 According to Facebook: We want to protect and respect both expression and personal safety on Facebook. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming community for the more than 2 billion people who use Facebook around the world, across cultures [...]
SCARS™ Special Report: Facebook Moderators - The Weak Link Facebook Has Nearly 10,000 “Content Moderators” Around The World «Extracted from The Guardian - copyright acknowledge» Facebook Moderators: A Quick Guide To Their Job And Its Challenges From The Guardian Though Facebook has its own comparatively small in-house moderating team, most of [...]
RSN™ Special Report: Facebook's Guidance On Graphic Violence Reprinted from The Guardian - Copyright Acknowledged At first, Facebook’s policies seem clear enough. Most start with a clear explanation of what it does and doesn’t tolerate. But often there are caveats. The Guardian has been told some moderators struggle to understand distinctions [...]
RSN™ Special Report: Facebook's Manual On Credible Threats Of Violence Reprinted from The Guardian - Copyright Acknowledged At first, Facebook’s policies seem clear enough. Most start with a clear explanation of what it does and doesn’t tolerate. But often there are caveats. Some moderators struggle to understand distinctions – and [...]
RSN™ Special Report: Revisiting Facebook Insanity - Giving African Developers Access To Your Data! You All Remember Cambridge Analytica, Right? What If African Scammer Cartels Had Access To All Of Your Real Information Just Like Cambridge Analytica? They could know in detail how to use social engineeringSocial EngineeringSocial 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." to target you [...]
Facebook Verified? Not What It Used To Be! Facebook Verified Profiles, Pages, Groups? What does this even mean? Facebook provides various ways the profile and page owners can be verified for the confidence of Facebook visitors. Unfortunately, some are rock solid and others [...]
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.