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SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: The Proper Scam Reporting Process [Infographics]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: The Proper Scam Reporting Process [Infographics] Yes It Makes A Difference How You Report Scammers Just posting a name, or photo, or link on Facebook accomplishes very little or nothing. It is strictly a placebo (unless people are actively taking down the fake profiles). But it does NOTHING to get them arrested. Neither does posting them on any of the thousands of amateur pretender or fake anti-scam group websites. SCARS is the [...]

Knowledge – SCARS|RSN™

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Phishing the Famous - Cybercriminal Sentenced Man Who Targeted Celebrities Sentenced; Simple Precautions Can Keep Your Information Safe Kwamaine Ford traveled in famous circles. He worked for a celebrity and had social media accounts that showed him living a glamorous life, surrounded by well-known people. But Ford, now 28, funded his lifestyle with an illegal hobby—using his knowledge of celebrities to phish their personal accounts and charge the associated credit cards. Between 2015 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Reporting Scams To U.S. State Police Cybercrime Agencies

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Reporting Scams To U.S. State Police Cybercrime Agencies As A Result Of Actions By The Trump Administration, State Police Agencies Throughout The United States Have Substantially Improved Their Cybercrime Investigative And Support Capabilities As a result we recommend now that instead of reporting to local law enforcement that you contact your state police cybercrimes unit. Here Is A Directory With Links To State Police Cybercrime Agencies In The U. S. Of [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Law Enforcement Action: 80 Nigerian Scammers Indicted – Actual Names Of Defendants

SCARS|RSN™ Law Enforcement Action: 80 Nigerian Scammers Indicted - Actual Names Of Defendants For More Information About This Case: News » Department of Justice Statement » Actual Indictment Document » Operation WireWire 80 indicted in online fraud scheme that stole millions across the U.S. DEFENDANTS INDICTED: Their legal name, followed by their "aka" - also know as Alias: VALENT INE IRO, aka "Iro Enterprises" aka "Valentine Obinna I ro " aka " Obinna [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Massive International Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracy Detailed in Federal Grand Jury Indictment that Charges 80 Defendants

SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Massive International Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracy Detailed in Federal Grand Jury Indictment that Charges 80 Defendants Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of California   OFICIAL DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RELEASE Thursday, August 22, 2019 Criminal Indictment LOS ANGELES – A 252-count federal grand jury indictment » unsealed today charges 80 defendants, most of whom are Nigerian nationals, with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Law Enforcement Action Against Scams: Operation WireWire

SCARS|RSN™ Law Enforcement Action Against Scams: Operation WireWire The United State Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Working with Partner Agencies Domestically and Around the World  in a Large-Scale Coordinated Effort to Dismantle International BEC Scams WireWire Operation Background: United States Federal authorities—including the Department of Justice and the FBI—announced in June 2018 the major coordinated law enforcement effort to disrupt international business e-mail compromise (BEC) schemes that are designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Major Scam & Scamming News: Famous Nigerian Prince Arrested Along With A Total Of 80 Scammers With $46 Million

SCARS|RSN™ Major Scam & Scamming News: Famous Nigerian Prince Arrested Along With A Total Of 80 Scammers With $46 Million This Brings The Total Of Scammers Arrested In 2019 To Over 4,000 This Is Part Of The Indictment Of Over 80 Nigerians For Impersonation Scams This Month Famous Nigerian Prince Arrested with $46 Million: The relationship between a Japanese woman and a U.S. Army captain stationed in Syria started online, through an international social network [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Visión: Advertencia Del FBI Sobre Estafadores Que Reclutan Mulas

SCARS|RSN™ Visión: Advertencia Del FBI Sobre Estafadores Que Reclutan Mulas Los cibercriminales usan sitios romanticas en línea para realizar estafas de confianza / romance y reclutar mulas de dinero   ¿Qué es la confianza / fraude romance? (También conocido como una estafa romántica) El fraude de confianza / romance (estafas románticas) ocurre cuando un estafador engaña a una víctima haciéndole creer que tiene una relación de confianza, ya sea familiar, amistosa o romántica, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: FBI Warning About Scammers Recruiting Mules

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: FBI Warning About Scammers Recruiting Mules Cybercriminals Use Online Dating Sites To Conduct Confidence/Romance Scams And Recruit Money Mules   What Is Confidence/Romance Fraud? (Also Know As A Romance Scam) Confidence/romance fraud (Romance Scams) occurs when a scammer deceives a victim into believing they have a trust relationship—whether family, friendly, or romantic—and leverages the relationship to persuade the victim to send money, provide personal and financial information, or purchase items of [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Breaking News: Capital One Announces Data Breach – 100 Million People Affected

SCARS|RSN™ Breaking News: Capital One Announces Data Breach - 100 Million People Affected Officials With Capital One Announced Monday The Company Has Suffered A Data Breach Involving About 100 Million People In The United States. In a statement, officials with the financial firm said the breach happened on March 22 and March 23, when a person managed to access customer information via a vulnerability. The vulnerability was reported to the company by a security researcher [...]