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SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: United Nations Begins Discussion Of Returning Stolen Assets & Money

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: United Nations Begins Discussion Of Returning Stolen Assets & Money Good Practices And Challenges For Returning Stolen Assets Discussed At Expert Meeting Co-Organized By UNODC From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: 28 May 2019 - As the first global anti-corruption instrument with a dedicated chapter on asset recovery, the «United Nations Convention against Corruption» sets the bar high when it comes to ensuring that stolen assets are [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Warning: Blackmail Scam Messages

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Warning: Blackmail Scam Messages WE RECEIVED THIS MESSAGE THROUGH ONE OF OUR WEBSITES: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Your computer, email and smartphone are hacked. We have all your photos, personal correspondence and access to bank accounts. On June 3, we will post on the Internet and send to all people who you have in contacts and social networks all [...]

SCARS|RSN™ FACEBOOK NEWS: Facebook Removed Over 2 Billion Fake Accounts, But The Problem Is Getting Worse

SCARS|RSN™ FACEBOOK NEWS: Facebook Removed Over 2 Billion Fake Accounts, But The Problem Is Getting Worse Despite recent enforcement actions, Facebook is still plagued by fake accounts, including thousands helping promote a far-right German political party. Facebook announced this week it removed 2.19 billion fake accounts between January and March, its biggest-ever takedown of fakes in a single quarter. Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg confidently told media that “we’re taking down more fake accounts than ever.” «See Facebook Claims [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Basic Fakery Deception & Lies

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Basic Fakery Deception & Lies The Typical Relationship Scam Has A Simple Set Of Basic Fakes Or Lies As you already know, not everyone using online dating sites or social media is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos stolen from other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. This is the essential element of a romance scam. At Their Core, Romance Scams Rely On Impersonation, Fakery, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Reporting To The Local Police

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Reporting To The Local Police Every Single Day, Victims Speak About Their Experience Reporting To Their Local Police! IMPORTANT: Not every country is the same! This article mostly applies for victims in stable, rule of law countries. This includes the United States, Canada, UK & Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and some others. Not all countries have professional police, so you will have to decide if it is worth the potential problems to [...]

White Knight Syndrome – Rescuing Damsels In Distress And Getting Scammed – A SCARS|RSN Guide

White Knight Syndrome - Rescuing Damsels In Distress And Getting Scammed - A SCARS|RSN Guide Many Men Feal An Immediate Compulsion To Rescue Women In Need This quickly opens the door for fake female romance scams. What Is White Knight Syndrome? The "White Knight Syndrome" is also called "The Hero Syndrome."  Not to be confused with Savior Syndrome » White Knight Syndrome is a term used to describe someone who feels compelled to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Where Does Your Money Go?

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Where Does Your Money Go? Scammers Arrests Are Increasing Worldwide, But When Arrested Where Does The Victim's Money Go? This Depends On The Country In the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and other First World Countries When scammers are arrested in the developed - first world countries - there is a process for including and supporting victims in the process. This includes participating in the trial, in the sentencing, and the return [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer's From Reuter's Health Older adults who are victims of financial scams may be more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than elderly people who don’t get tricked by scammers, a small U.S. study suggests. For the study, researchers gave scam awareness questionnaires to 935 older people who didn’t have dementia. Five questions assessed how open people were to sales [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: How To Interrogate Someone You Suspect Of Being A Scammer

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: How To Interrogate Someone You Suspect Of Being A Scammer Once You Begin To Suspect You Are Being Scammed Do Not Confront The Scammer That You Suspect Confronting the scammer is pointless - in fact, it can harm you. Instead, take some time and confirm it properly through the same interrogation techniques used by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation First, do not confront the scammer. Let them continue to believe [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: What Is A Scam?

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: What Is A Scam? You Would Think This Would Be Well Understood? But It's Not! What Is A Scam? About half the people that we talk to think it is only a scam if they sent money to the scammer! A very large number of people who have been scammed, don't think they were scammed. So what is it? SCAM is a noun, and is pronounced: ˈskam Definition of scam: a fraudulent or deceptive [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Online Safety – COPPA Regulation: A Few Tips To Keep Your Child Safe Online

SCARS|RSN™ Online Safety - COPPA Regulation: A Few Tips To Keep Your Child Safe Online Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online As a parent, you have control over the personal information companies collect online from your kids under 13. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act gives you tools to do that. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule. If a site or service is covered by COPPA, it [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: The Ethics Of Warning Other Victims

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: The Ethics Of Warning Other Victims Many Victims Find Still Other Victims When Hunting For Scammers Online. Is It A Good Idea To Warn Them That They Are Being Scammed? This is an interesting ethical question and it depends on the context of the situation. There are two types of victims that you will likely encounter out there in social media: Scam Victims - involved in or being groomed to be a [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Too Many Facebook Groups

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Too Many Facebook Groups All Scam Victims Have Asked Themselves How And Why They Were Targeted! Did You Ever Think It Was The Groups You Joined? Facebook is a wonderous platform connecting half of the world - at least if you believe Facebook. The Reality Though Is Quite Different. At least half of all Facebook profiles are fake or fraudulent. Just imagine that, over one billion fake profiles! (See here [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: From Victim To Criminal

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: From Victim To Criminal How Can A Scam Victim Be Transformed Into A Criminal? IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME! There are millions of romance scam victims around the world. More than a million in Europe, perhaps as many as 6 million in the United States alone. This is happening and it is very real. Victims know this and live it. But there are ways that this can go from bad to worse [...]

Cybercriminals Leverage Google Translate To Hide Their Phishing Sites – SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Cybercriminals Leverage Google Translate To Hide Their Phishing Sites Attackers Are Using A New Technique That Uses Google Translate To Hide The Real Domain Of Their Phishing Sites. This phishing technique works more effectively in mobile devices when compared to desktops. Researchers uncovered that attackers are using a new technique that leverages Google Translate to hide the real domain of their phishing sites. Phishing emails using this technique aren’t complex at all [...]

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