Threats And Your Local Risk

Threats And Your Local Risk What Are The Real Risks? A SCARS Guide Are You Worried That Scammers Will Come After You? We have heard from countless victims who truly feared for their lives! Almost always without real reason, but for every rule there are exceptions. Let's Break Down What Your Real Risks Are: It is important to understand that not all scammers or online criminals are African. Frankly, this [...]

Where Do Romance Scammers Find You?

Where Do Romance Scammers Find You? Scammers target Facebook buy and sell, and other groups for new victims! A SCARS Insight Facebook Groups Is Where They Find You! There are, of course, many places where they find you but Facebook is a prime choice! How Many Scammers Are In Your Facebook Groups? If you belong to any type of a BUY & SELL or DEALS Group on Facebook you are [...]

SCARS & Other Victims’ Assistance: Finding Help! Right Now!

SCARS & Other Victims' Assistance Finding Help! Right Now! Presented by SCARS It Is Very Common That Scam Victims Need Help! Sometimes you need it right now! Romance Scam Victims Have Unique Challenges In Coping After A Scam Is Discovered! There are several options available to help - but if you need help get it! SCARS Own Support Groups Help Victims Online: The SCARS Scam Victims Support & Recovery Group [...]

The Dark Side of the Psychology of Scams – Schadenfreude

The Dark Side of the Victim Psychology - Schadenfreude The Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight The Dark Side Of Victim Psychology For Many Years We Have Attempted To Understand The Obsessions Many Scam Victims Experience With Scammer Photos! PLEASE NOTE: This is not presented to make victims feel bad. This is shared to help victims take a look at their own emotions in the hope that it can bring [...]

United States Military Ranks & Insignia – A SCARS Guide [Updated]

United States Military Ranks & Insignia A SCARS Guide to help with recognizing fakes! Updated to Include United States Space Force Ranks THE UNITED STATES MILITARY RANK INSIGNIA Updated with Space Force Ranks Military rank is more than just who salutes whom. Military rank is a badge of leadership. Responsibility for personnel, equipment, and mission grows with each increase in rank. Do not confuse rank with pay grades, such as [...]

Removing The Face Of Your Scammer From Your Mind

Removing The Face Of Your Scammer From Your Mind The Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight Removing The Face Of Your Scammer From Your Mind A Recovery Technique: How To Recover And Remove The Face Of The Scammer What is the way to put the face (from your scam) behind you? This is going to sound strange, but this is solid psychology. You need to move on and recover [...]

Trump Executive Order Establishing a Task Force on Consumer & Cyber Fraud [Update: Terminated By Joe Biden]

Update: Terminated By President Joe Biden 2021 Executive Order Establishing a Task Force on Consumer & Cyber Fraud While a large portion of the intent of this Executive Order is on establishing a Federal Task Force on various activities, its action also includes online and Internet-based fraud, scams, and cybercrime. It formalizes a United States Government response to place new attention of all forms of transnational crime across the board and empowers new actions and [...]

Humor As A Tool In Scam Victim Recovery – Psychology Of Scams

Humor As A Tool In Scam Victim Recovery Psychology Of Scams A SCARS Insight Humor Is More Than Funny - It Can Also Be Healing! It represents an alternative means of expressing ourselves in moments of both crises and in talking about extraordinarily difficult situations. It can also be a tool that can help heal trauma! Gallows humor often is viewed as an expression of resilience and hope [...]

Why Internet Fraud Thrives – A Nigerian Perspective [Updated]

Why Internet Fraud Thrives A Nigerian Perspective A SCARS Insight Why Nigerian Online Fraud Thrives According to Blueprint (Nigeria) ... Why internet fraud thrives Even though crimes have been with society for ages, the recent upsurge in internet crime is unparalleled. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this report examines the indices and the causes of what is now referred to as internet or simply yahoo yahoo fraud. They live exotic [...]

Victims Want What Scammers Offer

Victims Want What Scammers Offer Scam Basics by SCARS Internet Romance Scammers Know What Their Victims Are Longing To Hear It can be surprisingly easy to fall prey to a romance scam — and has nothing to do with stupidity, an online fraud expert has warned. Key points: Smart people regularly fall for romance scams and it can be easy to fall for a person you've never met, [...]

Another Failed Attempt By Congress To Help Control The Evils Of Social Media

Another Failed Attempt By Congress To Help Control The Evils Of Social Media In 2019 U.S. Senator goes after Socially Engineered Web Addictions Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Introduced Legislation To Curb Addictive And Deceptive Techniques That Tech Giants Use To Exploit Users. STATUS UPDATED - May 2021 This legislation is effectively dead. Lobbies for the tech industry effectively killed this attempt to improve social media. While this legislation is technically paused - [...]

Northern Ireland Romance Scam Victim ‘Just Wanted To Be Loved’ – A Scam Victim’s Story

Northern Ireland Romance Scam Victim A SCARS Scam Victim's Story Just Wanted To Be Loved A Victim's Story From The BBC » A woman who was duped into sending thousands of pounds to a fraudster she met online has said she fell for the scam because she "wanted to be loved". The Belfast woman said the scammer claimed to be a US marine and sent her a series [...]

My Truth – Guest Editorial By Clair St Jennifer

Guest Editorial By Clair St Jennifer The following is a Guest Editorial by Clair St Jennifer - a Scam Survivor and Member of SCARS Support Groups. Clair plays a role in helping scam victims to recover and educating them to avoid scams in the future. A SCARS Guest Editorial / Victim's Story My Truth By Clair St Jennifer I want to take the time to talk to people that [...]

Reported Scammer Email Addresses – January/February 2019 – SCARS Archives

Reported Scammer Email Addresses - January/February 2019 Email Addresses That Have Been Reported To Be Used By Scammers SCARS RomanceScamsNOW.com Archives The following email addresses have been reported by scam victims as being used by scammers through the SCARS|CDN™ Cybercrime Data Network. This information was submitted to SCARS for the specific purpose of public publication and does not violate any privacy laws or regulations. SCARS makes no claim on the accuracy of these reports [...]