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Europol’s 2020 Cybercrime Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA)

SCARS™ Special Report: Europol’s 2020 Cybercrime Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) Europol’s 2020 cybercrime report updates on the latest trends and the current impact of cybercrime within the EU and beyond. Source: EUROPOL So much has changed since Europol published last year’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA). The global COVID-19 pandemic that hit every corner of the world forced us to reimagine our societies and reinvent the way we work and live. During [...]

SCARS™ Guest Editorial: Sakawa Boys (Ghanaian Internet Scammer Gangs)

SCARS™ Guest Editorial: Sakawa Boys (Ghanaian Internet Scammer Gangs) By Bernard Vance, an Anti-Scam Warrior About Bernard Vance: Bernard was an old school "scam fighter" online, meaning he and the people he worked with attempted to solve the scamming problem by exposing scammers on social media. He devoted considerable effort to understanding how these scams worked in the hope of finding a solution. Ironically the failure of these groups (many of them are still around) is [...]

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Courier Fraud / Police or Bank Impersonation Scams

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Courier Fraud / Police or Bank Impersonation Scams Scammers Use Any Means Possible To Scam You! Here is an excellent video form the London Metropolitan Police about how these scams work and how to avoid them   TAGS: SCARS, Courier Fraud, Courier Scams, Phone Scams, Local Fraudsters, Anti-Scam, Scams, Scammers, Fraudsters, Cybercrime, Crybercriminals, Scam Victims, SCARS™ Team Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. A Worldwide Crime Victims Assistance Nonprofit [...]

SCARS™ Cyber Cold War: Nation-State Hacking From Russia

SCARS™ Cyber Cold War: Nation-State Hacking From Russia A recent UK report on Russian interference brought the issue of state-backed cyberattacks to the forefront. In July the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) published its long-awaited report into Russian interference. This offered further confirmation that Russia has been carrying out malicious cyber activity – both by itself and through “serious and organized crime groups” – in order to influence elections, attack critical infrastructure and [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: From Pain to Power – Crime Victims Take Action

SCARS™ Special Report: From Pain to Power - Crime Victims Take Action The following is from a report by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime [Edited] Please note: The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice or the Society of Citizens Against Relationship [...]

Ann Angel: Have You Seen Her? Another Stolen Face / Stolen Identity

Stolen Identity: Ann Angel Have You Seen Ann Angel? Adult Model & Impersonation Victim Frequently Used By Scammers To Fool Men! You Have Probably Seen Her Photos Before! The real Ann Angel is an Adult Video Star & Webcam Girl Ann Angel Is Another Scammer's Choice Award Winner Visit the SCARS YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOR8Tzp1AeIinI9AtyOztdg Of course, you don't really know Ann Angel, since these are stolen photos used by African Romance Scammers, but she is [...]

Yuliana Avalos: Have You Seen Her? Another Stolen Face / Stolen Identity

Stolen Identity / Impersonation Victim: Yuliana Avalos Have You Seen Yuliana Avalos? Adult Model/Entertainer & Impersonation Victim Yuliana Avalos Is Another Scammers Choice Award Winner In her own words, she describes how scammers are using her photos: Of course, you don't really know Yuliana Avalos, since these are stolen photos used by African Romance Scammers, but she is popular! If you see her photos on social media or on a dating site - guess what?  They [...]