Understanding Scams & Scammers

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Ghana Scam Revelation [Videos]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Ghana Scam Revelation [Videos] According To Ben Asamoah, The Director Of The New Film “Sakawa” About Scamming In Ghana, Nearly Half Of All Young People In Ghana That Have Access To The Internet Are Involved In Romance Scams. GHANA SCAMMING LEVELS MUCH WORSE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT In The Last Two Years, The Appearance Of Scamming In Ghana Was At Significant Odds With Analysis Coming From The U.S. & British Governments, And Ghana's [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: There Is A New Kind Of Phishing Called Whaling Scam Attacks

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: There Is A New Kind Of Phishing Called Whaling Scam Attacks Whaling: How It Works, And What Your Organisation Can Do About It A GUIDE TO 'WHALING' - TARGETED PHISHING ATTACKS AIMED AT SENIOR EXECUTIVES Whaling is a highly targeted phishing attack - aimed at senior executives - masquerading as a legitimate email. Whaling is digitally enabled fraud through social engineering, designed to encourage victims to perform a secondary action, such as initiating [...]

SCARS|RSN™ A Victim’s Story: The Story of a Romance Scam Victim [Video]

SCARS|RSN™ A Victim's Story: The Story of a Romance Scam Victim [Video] The woman in this video is a real live victim of a online romance scam. Listen to her story and share this video so we can reach as many people as possible and help save them from falling victim. Education is your best defense against scams! Video courtesy of the BBB   PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES WITH YOUR CONTACTS HELP OTHERS [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Knowledge Matters To Scam Victims

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Knowledge Matters To Scam Victims Why Is Knowledge And Education So Important For Romance Scam Victims? One of the main reasons you were scammed was ignorance about the real risks online. Not only ignorance of the risks, but also a lack of general awareness about the trends that affect your life online. A big part of the recovery process is regaining control of your own life and being able to evaluate the risks that [...]

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 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Social Engineering Email Scams – Red Flags [Infographic] 

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Social Engineering Email Scams - Red Flags [Infographic] Last year, hundreds of thousands of individuals learned the hard way that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The number of internet scams documented each year is on the rise (due to better reporting) and some victims are feeling significant financial loses. The following infographic highlights what you should be looking for!   Infographic courtesy of KnowBe4 PLEASE SHARE OUR [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Money Mule Series – Legal Responsibility

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Money Mule Series - Legal Responsibility You Are Legally Responsible When You Cash Or Deposit A Draft Or Receive Funds Wired Into Any Of Your Accounts. [lwptoc depth="3"] YOU MAY BE BOTH CRIMINALLY AND CIVILLY LIABLE! What Is A Money Mule Nigerian (African), Asian, and Eastern European organized crime networks specialize in sending counterfeit checks and money orders to unsuspecting scam victims for the purpose of getting your money. They also [...]