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Anti-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. FAQ: What Is A Remote Access 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.


A remote Access Scammer is someone who connects with victims remotely for the purpose of remotely accessing their devices. Remote access scammers contact people either over the phone or online to gain access to their computers so they can potentially steal money. Some things to look out for are:

📱 Calls from people stating they’re from a well-known business
💻 Someone saying there’s something wrong with your device or internet connection
💾 A person using overly technical language