SCARS™ CURRENT ONLINE SCAMS THREAT INDEX

Romance Scams

100

WARNING

Scam danger at extreme levels – high probability of stranger contacts from all potential media – increased victimization

Blackmail Scams

42

MODERATE

Scam danger at moderate levels – significant probability of stranger contacts from all potential media – elevated victimization

419 Advance Fee Scams

24

CAUTION

Scam danger at normal levels – probability of stranger contacts from all potential media – normal or lowering victimization

Tech Support Scams

30

CAUTION

Scam danger at normal levels – probability of stranger contacts from all potential media – normal or lowering victimization

Email Phishing Scams

91

WARNING

Scam danger at extreme levels – high probability of stranger contacts from all potential media – increased victimization

Phone / IRS / SSI Scams

87

WARNING

Scam danger at extreme levels – high probability of stranger contacts from all potential media – increased victimization

Sextortion Scams

61

MODERATE

Scam danger at moderate levels – significant probability of stranger contacts from all potential media – elevated victimization

Grandparent Scams

21

CAUTION

Scam danger at normal levels – probability of stranger contacts from all potential media – normal or lowering victimization

Lottery
Scams

18

CAUTION

Scam danger at normal levels – probability of stranger contacts from all potential media – normal or lowering victimization

Facebook Scams

100

WARNING

Scam danger at extreme levels – high probability of stranger contacts from all potential media – increased victimization

Hangouts Scams

98

WARNING

Scam danger at extreme levels – high probability of stranger contacts from all potential media – increased victimization

Dating Site Scams

100

WARNING

Scam danger at extreme levels – high probability of stranger contacts from all potential media – increased victimization