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SCARS|RSN™ Reference Library: Interacting with Scam Victims for Law Enforcement Officers, a SCARS Guide

SCARS|RSN™ Reference Library: Interacting with Scam Victims for Law Enforcement Officers, a SCARS Guide Basic Guidelines on Approaching & Interacting with Victims of Cyber-Enabled Crime (Online Scams) BACKGROUND The way people cope as victims of crime depends largely on their experiences immediately following the crime. As a law enforcement officer, you are usually the first official to approach victims. For this reason, you are in a unique position to help victims cope with the immediate [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: Nigerian Actress Arrested In Canada For Impersonating 20 Women In Local & Online Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: Nigerian Actress Arrested In Canada For Impersonating 20 Women In Local & Online Scams Nigerian Actress, Deborah Oguntoyinbo Arrested For Stealing 20 Women’s Identities To Commit Fraud In Canada Deborah Oguntoyinbo is facing more than 50 fraud-related charges in Toronto and the surrounding regions. Police say she is a 'professional' and 'prolific' identity thief. A CBC News investigation has revealed that Nollywood actress Deborah Oguntoyinbo has allegedly stolen the identities of 20 women which [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Warning: Social Security Is Not Trying To Take Your Benefits [Audio & Infographic]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Warning: Social Security Is Not Trying To Take Your Benefits [Audio & Infographic] The Federal Trade Commission Is Warning U.S. Social Security Recipients Of A New Scam Coming By Robocall According to the FTC: We’ve seen a new twist on the Social Security Administration (SSA) scam recently. Check out this SSA imposter robocall, which says your benefits will end. (That’s not true, by the way.) IF YOU GET A CALL LIKE [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: The New Horror Show – The California Consumer Privacy Act

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: The New Horror Show - The California Consumer Privacy Act Are You Aware That The World Just Changed? Just like the Communications Decency Act of 1996 that made it possible to create social media, there are always unintended consequences. The new California law - the CCPA - is full of potential unintended consequences - one of them is it actually makes it easier for scammers to access your data! Under the new [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: Nigerian Scammer Freed By City Of Chicago Illinois!

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: Nigerian Scammer Freed By City Of Chicago Illinois! NIGERIAN SCAMMER CAPTURED IN THE U.S. AND LET GO BY THE CITY OF CHICAGO BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE THE PRESIDENT. Sanctuary City of Chicago Freed Nigerian Illegal Alien Scammer Accused of Stealing $22K THIS IS TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! Vincent Izuchukwu Ezeocha, a 27-year-old illegal alien from Nigeria The sanctuary city of Chicago, Illinois, released an illegal alien scammer into the public despite being [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: Woman Arrested After Laundering $300,000 in Online Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: Woman Arrested After Laundering $300,000 in Online Scams Jane Beth Rocha, 54, Has Been Arrested After Abilene Police (Texas USA) Alleges She Scammed Over $300,000 In Online Scams. According to the arrest report, Jana Beth Rocha was arrested on Friday night at Taco Casa where she worked. Rocha, 54, is charged with money laundering. According to reports on KTXS, Rocha is accused of money laundering after police discovered several instances of Rocha allegedly [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: United States Crime Victims Rights & Assistance By State [UPDATED]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: United States Crime Victims Rights & Assistance By State [UPDATED] Victims' Rights & Victims' Services by U.S. State Each state adopted a list of Victim's Rights following California's example in 1982 - the Bill of Rights for Victims, or "Marsy's Law."  Certain aspects of these rights, originally established for victims of violent crimes, also cover fraud victims; however, the list of rights differs from state to state. Many state victim services provide a [...]

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. 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 [...]

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™ Insight: Romance Scams Led All Consumer Fraud In 2018

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scams Led All Consumer Fraud In 2018 Overall Romance Scams Are Still Below The Record Year Of 2016, But Reporting Is Up Making It Look Higher According to CNN: Scams that prey on people's loneliness and emotional vulnerability cost Americans more money than any other fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2018. More than 21,000 people were tricked into sending money to their supposed sweetheart last year -- to the [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Living In Denial – A Case In Point [VIDEOS]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Living In Denial - A Case In Point [VIDEOS] Sadly, A Substantial Number Of Scam Victims Simply Cannot Accept That They Were Scammed Over and over they have sent money to fake identities invented by scammers, but the compulsion to believe is so strong that they are incapable of accepting the truth. Unfortunately, short of hospitalization in a mental health facility, there is little that family and friends can do to convince them. [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: U.S. Government Study Finds Millennials Are 25 Percent More Likely To Report Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: U.S. Government Study Finds Millennials Are 25 Percent More Likely To Report Scams Even So, That Raises It From About 5% To 7% Of Them The Federal Trade Commission Says Millennials Are 25 Percent More Likely To Report That They Have Lost Money To Fraud Than Consumers Aged 40 And Over! However, that is not a glaring endorsement of Millenials since they fall for scams at a far higher rate than older adults. [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Advocacy: Are You Using Match.com? FTC Finally Brings Action!

SCARS|RSN™ Advocacy: Are You Using Match.com? FTC Finally Brings Action! The Federal Government Takes Action Against Match.com For Their Failure To Maintain Safety For Their Users Online Dating Sites Are A Common Way People Seek Romance - But What If, Instead Of A Potential Match, You Find A Scammer? Today, the FTC announced a lawsuit against Match.com, challenging several of Match’s business practices, including ones that the FTC says exposed customers to romance scammers. [...]