Fighting Scams & Cybercrimes

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 [...]

Social Media News: Facebook Changes Messenger To Prevent Scams

Social Media News: Facebook Changes Messenger To Prevent Scams Facebook Messenger Launches New Feature For Scam Detection California social media giant Facebook has launched new features in its Messenger platform that would help billions of their users to detect scams and other harmful online interactions. With the new safety tool, Messenger will now warn its users through safety notices popping up during the chat to alert of potential dangers. This would help in the detection [...]

SCARS™ WARNING: Corona Virus / COVID-19 Crisis & Emergency Scams

SCARS™ WARNING: Corona Virus / COVID-19 Crisis & Emergency Scams Criminals online are taking advantage of coronavirus anxiety to defraud victims on the internet! MEDICAL SUPPLIES We encourage everyone to exercise caution when buying medical supplies online during the current health crisis, with criminals capitalizing on the situation to run a range of financial scams. With surgical masks and other medical supplies in high demand yet difficult to find in retail stores as a result [...]

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 [...]