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Be watchful all year but especially in the fourth quarter
SCARS™ Analysis shows that scamming peaks in the 4th calendar quarter of the year and is lowest during the summer. This is attributed to victims being on vacation in the summer and also the extremely hot weather in the scamming countries near the equator. 4th quarter scamming increases are attributed to the emotional availability of victims during the year-end holidays. This is based on data from social media activity, website visits, scammer reporting, search traffic, and other activity derived data.