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SCARSSCARS SCARS - 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. Visit www.AgainstScams.org to learn more about SCARS.Impersonation VictimImpersonation Victim An impersonation victim is someone who has had their identity or images used by someone who imitates or copies their identity to scam or defraud another. This is a criminal act such as identity theft, online impersonation scam, or other fraud. This is usually where the criminal is trying to assume the identity of this victim, in order to commit fraud, such as accessing confidential information or gaining property from someone else. Story: Lieutenant General Mark Hertling Speaks Out On 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.

Mark Hertling is a Retired Soldier. Author, speaker, contributor to leadership development, CNN analyst

He served for four decades as a leader, commander, and trainer in the US Army. His last posting prior to retirement in 2013 was as the Commander of US Army forces in Europe. Served 3 years in Combat, and had tours of duty commanding at both the Army’s National Training Center in California and the Joint Multinational Training Center in Germany. Commanded the 1st Armored Division and Task Force Iron in Northern Iraq during the surge, and revamped the Army’s Basic Soldier and Officer Training as part of Training and Doctrine Command.

Since retirement from the Army in 2013, contributed to global partnering between healthcare organizations in the US, Europe, and South America, and developed and executed an award-winning and publicized physician/healthcare leadership program within Florida Hospital. Executed physician leader programs at several other hospitals in the Midwest, South and Northwest US. Have been a keynote speaker on the topics of leadership, national security, and health for myriad professional, industry, scholastic and organizational forums.

Possesses Masters Degrees in Kinesiology (Indiana U), Military Arts and Sciences (SAMS), and National Security Strategy (NDU). Currently pursuing an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration at the Crummer School, Rollins College.

He Wrote “Growing Physician Leaders,” published by Rosetta Books, available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble »

Served as a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition from 2013-2017 during the Obama Administration. Serves on the boards of the non-profits “Mission: Readiness” and “Operation Gratitude.” Appointed an adjunct scholar at the Modern War Institute, West Point. On the governing board of the Citrus Club in Orlando. Serves as a military and national security analyst for CNN.

Reprinted from Mark Hertling’s own post on LinkedIn:

Facebook is a failed social network and a failing business model.

Here’s my reason for saying that. Since retiring from the Army in 2013, I have reported over 2000 false profiles that were using my photos (available from the internet) and scamming people, and FAcebook did little to correct. It’s something that happens to a lot of retired general officers. I not only reported each issue to Facebook, I also reported this to the cyber crimes division of the FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud.. There isn’t much they can do because the problem is so big and they have more important crimes to solve. What started as a great social networking tool has become a pariah because of scams, unauthorized use of personal data for advertising, Cambridge Analytica misdeeds, and a lack of authentication and regulation. @facebook is a failed organization and a failing business model. This morning I received a text from a friend that an individual using the name “LTG Sterling Clark, stationed in Iraq,” using photos of me, was requesting money from his 82 yo mother. I suggested he report, but based on my experience there’s a 70% chance nothing will happen. This has happened before, but in the three other situations the older woman had already sent the money…$12,000. My wife and I left FB 6 months ago, for good.

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TAGS: Stolen Identity, Stolen Photos, ImpersonationImpersonation An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for impersonating someone, such as: part of a criminal act such as identity theft, online impersonation scam, or other fraud. This is usually where the criminal is trying to assume the identity of another, in order to commit fraud, such as accessing confidential information or to gain property not belonging to them. Also known as social engineering and impostors., Romance 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., Fake Male, Imposter ScamImposter Scam A caller poses as someone you know or trust in order to obtain money or personal information. They often spoof a legitimate caller's number to appear more realistic., Love ScammerLove scammer Dating scammers or love scammers create fake identities on dating apps and social media to coax you into fake online relationships. They often quickly move to personal channels such as phone or email, using your trust to acquire money or personal info, or help you hide their criminal activities. You'll probably never meet them in person. This is a relationship scam., Romance 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., Ghana Scammer, Nigerian Scammer, Fake Man, Fake Profile, Fake Identity, Lieutenant General, Mark Hertling, CNN, Advisor, United States Army, U.S. Army, Fake Soldier,


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