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The Plague Of Online FraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.

Every 5 Seconds Someone Is Scammed Online

Online fraud is more pervasive and widespread than even the government knows. Everyone knows someone who has been scammed online.

We invite you to finally understand the true dangers online and what you can do about it – to avoid, to recover, and to stop it!

October 27, 2017 Thursday 6-8pm

at Florida National University in Miami – 4425 W 20th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012

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. come in many different kinds and approaches and they lure in people from every walk of life from rich to poor. Avoiding scams online is not a joke it is a serious set of skills that every needs to learn to safely and effectively use the web or even your smartphone. What is worse is that scammers are going after our children and the elderly too and all to often children are afraid to even tell the adults in their lives about scams they are subjected to.

Isn’t it time you really learned what is going on out there?

Individual online scams account for Billions of dollars lost by people just like you every year!

Isn’t it time you became expert enough to stay safe and help your friends, family, and the businesses you work for?

Yes, businesses are now being targeted as never before. Online business fraud will reach over $30 billion this year alone.

Presented by Dr. Tim McGuinness and 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. an NGO helping millions overcome the traumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS. of scams and working directly with governments to change the world’s attitudes about these horrific crimes. Since 1991 he is a global leader in 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. recognition and avoidance, online fraud countermeasures and prevention education, and scam victim support worldwide.

This SCARS Online Fraud Seminar at Florida National Univ. will help you understand these crimes and how they affect you every day:

  • ¨ We are all vulnerable right now!
  • ¨ Learn the scam types & avoid them
  • ¨ Where do these come from?
  • ¨ Keep yourself & your family safe
  • ¨ People take their lives over scams
  • ¨ They target the elderly and children
  • ¨ They target businesses of every size and shape
  • ¨ Learn the hidden dangers on Facebook and social media, and online dating
  • ¨ Odds are you have scammers as “friends” right now! Did you know?
  • ¨ Scammers threaten, blackmail, and even ransomRansom A ransom is an amount of money or other assets of value that is paid for blackmail, extortion, or under other threats or coercion. The ransom is usually paid in cash or now in cryptocurrency. Online blackmail, sextortion, and ransomware all demand ransoms to avoid negative outcomes. your data and identity
  • ¨ Sextortion and Reputation destruction are growing scam menaces
  • ¨ Scammers will threaten to kidnap and even kill to get what they want
  • ¨ Learn to avoid scams, how to recognize them before they happen to you
  • ¨ Online scams fund terrorists too!

You should attend if you are on Facebook, in Business, have Elderly Family, Children  or Friends online.