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Fraudsters Targeting Online Gamers – SCARS|RSN™ Guide

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Fraudsters Targeting Online Gamers Don’t Let Fraud Ruin Your Fun – SCARS|RSN Warns Against Scammers Targeting Online Gamers! This is a warning for parents and online gamers themselves of the risk of fraud involving Steam Cards and Fortnite. In the United Kingdom, U.K. Police report that between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, they received reports of Fortnite related fraud, with an average of £146 per victim. In the same period, the U.K. Police received reports of [...]

How To #ActAgainstScams – SCARS™ Campaign

SCARS™ Campaign: How To #ActAgainstScams Today The Internet Is Overrun With Scammers! Scammers of every possible nationality, scamming with every imaginable type of fraud! They have spread from Africa and Russia to the four corners of the globe. Just two years ago hardly anything was being done to stop them. Scams were allowed to spread almost unchecked with only token arrests being made. However, today is a different story. Over 21,000 scammers were arrested in 2018 [...]

People Are Renting Out Their Facebook Accounts – SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: People Are Renting Out Their Facebook Accounts People Are Renting Out Their Facebook Accounts In Exchange For Cash And Free Laptops ARE THESE COMPANIES ALSO RUN BY SCAMMERS? PSA: This is a security and privacy nightmare that will get your Facebook account banned. Shady internet marketers who’ve been banned from advertising on Facebook have come up with a way to keep running campaigns on the platform: paying people to “rent” their Facebook accounts. [...]

Don’t Be Fooled By Spoofed Celebrities And Brands – SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Don't Be Fooled By Spoofed Celebrities And Brands Ever had a celebrity like your post, reply to you publicly, or even direct message you? Yep, it can be a thrilling experience knowing that an actual star took time off from their busy schedules just to reach out you. And with the spread and popularity of social media, communicating your thoughts to any brand or personality is easier than ever. It's like having a [...]

Official U.S. Airforce Warning – SCARS|RSN™ Special Report

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Official U.S. Airforce Warning Take Proactive Measures, Research To Prevent Scams By Senior Airman William Tracy, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs / Published January 29, 2019 Scams Have Been Around Since The Dawn Of Civilization, However, And Thanks To Technology, They Have Grown In Sophistication An example of a phishing email arrives in an Airman’s inbox at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 21, 2019. Phishing is a scamming technique in which a [...]

Don’t Be Fooled: Scammers Are Pretending To Be Top Youtube Stars And Offering ‘Gifts’ – SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Don't Be Fooled: Scammers Are Pretending To Be Top Youtube Stars And Offering 'Gifts' This week a new online scam was reported by YouTube star Philip DeFranco. DeFranco warned his 6 million-plus subscribers not to trust any direct messages on YouTube pretending to come from his account that has promised "gifts" for clicking on a specified link. The scam appears to be a fairly typical online phishing scheme, which target individuals to divulge personal information, [...]

Deepfake – a SCARS|RSN™ Guide

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Deepfake The History & Definition Of Deepfake What Is Deepfake? Deepfake, a variation from "deep learning" and "fake", is an artificial intelligence-based human image synthesis technique. It is used to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique called a "generative adversarial network" (GAN). The combination of the existing and source videos results in a fake video that shows a person or persons performing an action at an event that never [...]

Stay Safe During Tax Time – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Stay Safe During Tax Time Stay Safe From Cybercrime & Identity Theft During Tax Time Download the Tax-Tips-2018-STC Guide Here »   Provided by the Stop|Think|Connect campaign from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. SCARS is a partner organization to the Campaign.   SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: Phishing Scams, Email Scams, IRS Scams, Tax Scams, Tax Season, Phone Scams, Impersonation Scams, Social Media, Spyware, IRS Employees, IRS Calls, IRS [...]

Scammers Impersonate Celebrities On Social Media – SCARS|RSN™ Special Report

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Scammers Impersonate Celebrities On Social Media Did Your Favorite Celebrity Reach Out To You On Social Media? Before you get too excited, are you sure it’s that person? Really Sure? We know that scammers, who will try just about anything to separate you from your money, are now posing as celebrities on social media. They’re asking fans to send money for all kinds of supposed reasons – like claiming a prize, donating [...]

Threats And Your Local Risk – SCARS|RSN™ Guide

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Threats And Your Local Risk Are You Worried That Scammers Will Come After You? We have heard from countless victims who truly feared for their lives! Almost always without real reason, but for every rule there are exceptions. Let's Break Down What Your Real Risks Are: First, it is important to understand that not all scammers or online criminals are African. Frankly, this makes a major difference in the type and magnitude of [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Receiving Gifts From Scammers

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Receiving Gifts From Scammers Have You Ever Been Asked By A Scammer For Your Address To Send You A Gift? A VICTIM RECENTLY ASKED: " I have a question to the group. What can it mean if a scammer wants to send me a Christmas surprise? I know that his passport is a fake and he asked for money, but I refused. What I have to expect if he is sending me a [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 – Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 - Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good Online Fraud Has Been With Us Since The Late 1980s And So Have Groups Claiming To Help Victims And Expose Scammers From the days of Compuserve, AOL, and Prodigy there are have been people that have tried to help others understand about scams - we started just that way 28 years ago on the old America Online and on the TigerDIrect.com website - [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Getting Help From The FBI

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Getting Help From The FBI After You Report A Scam To The FBI (United States Federal Bureau of Investigation) via their www.IC3.gov website or by other means to one of their special agents, the FBI provides special Victims Services for you. FBI Victim Services FBI Victim Services Overview: The FBI's Victim Services Division (VSD) is responsible for ensuring that victims of crimes investigated by the FBI are afforded the opportunity to receive [...]

SCARS|RSN™ How To: What To Do If Your Scammer Impersonates You On Facebook?

SCARS|RSN™ How To: What To Do If Your Scammer Impersonates You On Facebook? How To Deal With A Fake Profile On Facebook Impersonating You? [lwptoc] A Note Of Caution: We say it over and over, never confront scammers. When you do they can take out their anger in several ways, and one of them is cloning your Facebook profile. The best approach is always to just go silent, report them, block them, and walk away. [...]