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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. ALERT: New Scam Targeting Parents

New Phone Scam Claims Parents (or Grandparents) are Negligent

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.™ Investigative ExclusiveIn a new scam starting up in California the 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. claims to have photos of children in the car without lawful child-safety seats or restraints. The phone scammer demands money or will send photos to child welfare/social services & police. If that were true could result in custody issues and fines. The victim must pay $500 immediately or the photos will be sent.

While the fines are only a few hundred dollars ($100 for a first offense), the threat of child protective services and the police involvement is the real trigger/treat since even one report of negligence (and especially) repeated violations could result in custodial care of the children.

The Scammer Claims To Have Photos From Multiple Dates That They Can Send

While many parents will ignore this – few really know what the law is. So they are concerned that they “might” have violated it. This is especially true for parents in lower economic statuses. This is also the reason why the extortion demand is small – something that most people could pay quickly.

Since no parent wants to have the “nanny-state” watching their every move it appears that this is effective.

It is like to spread throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and European countries where child safety and child protection laws are the strongest.

HERE ARE THE REAL REQUIREMENTS IN CALIFORNIA

California Child Car Safety Requirements

California Child Car Safety Requirements

If you receive one of these calls call your local police and report it as blackmail. That is your best defense against any complaints.

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