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A Pessimistic Future: 2021 Global Scam Predictions

After nearly 4 Years of excellent progress a number of influences come together to create a perfect storm for worldwide scams & cybercrimeCybercrime Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks.

SCARS Predictions for 2021

In the light of developments over 2020, and particularly resulting from the elections and political changes that came in 2020 – here are the SCARS Predictions for 2021

Introduction

We must look at the events of the last year to see how these trends developed.

First, we had the explosion of the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. This resulted in a near-total lockdown of the entire world. It resulted in unique circumstances to make all of us more vulnerable and dependent on the Internet:

  • Isolation and emotional suffering grew at never-before-seen rates causing everything from social-absence anxiety to a large increase in other mental healthMental health Mental health, defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is "a state of well-being in which th