Business of Scamming & Cybercrime

SCARS™ Scam News: Another Scammer Kingpin Arrested In India

SCARS™ Scam News: Another Scammer Kingpin Arrested In India Blackmail Sextortion Ring In India Broken Up And The Kingpin "Shereef" Arrested According to one Indian News source: Seven now held in the racket and two more remain to be nabbed The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the racket that duped young women and blackmailed them arrested one more person on Saturday. The arrested was identified as Shereef, who, according to the police, was the ‘mastermind’ [...]

SCARS™ Urban Legends: Do Something Useful With Their Lives!

SCARS™ Urban Legends: Do Something Useful With Their Lives! We hear it almost every day. A victim will comment as though asking a scammer "Why don't you do something useful for others?" This is not going to be a popular view since most victims want to vilify scammers as being evil, lazy, or worthless. But the truth is far different. The truth is the most scammers are running a business, and like all businesses, it [...]

SCARS™ Commentary: Stop Local Government Data Incompetence

SCARS™ Commentary: Stop Local Government Data Incompetence HOW MUCH LONGER ARE WE GOING TO TOLERATE INCOMPETENCE AND NEGLECT? Local governments are allowed to get away with almost anything when it comes to our data! Some of their functions are covered under HIPAA and a few other regs, but most are as incompetently managed as the rest of local government functions. A recent post by a processional cybersecurity professional said: Just when we all though Cybercrime [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: UNODC Cybercrime And COVID19 Risks and Responses

SCARS™ Special Report: UNODC Cybercrime And COVID19 Risks and Responses During the global Chinese Coronavirus Pandemic scammers & cybercriminals worldwide are working overtime to take advantage of this unique opportunity to scam tens of millions of victims. The following is the analysis of this situation from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - a United Nations oversight body tracking global transnational crime trends. This report is from the UNODC Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Cybercrime Is Big Business! A Continuing Series – Part 2

SCARS™ Insight: Cybercrime Is Big Business! A Continuing Series - Part 2 How Does the Business of Cybercrime Work? The organizational features commonly found in the online criminal underground look a lot like traditional business structures, with organizational heads, line managers, and front-line staff. Provided courtesy of the Council on Foreign Relations » By: Jonathan Lusthaus - Director of the Human Cybercriminal Project at the University of Oxford, and the author of Industry of Anonymity: Inside [...]