SCARS|RSN – Anti-Scam Tips

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SCARS|RSN™ Cybersecurity: U.K. National Cyber Security Centre Training

SCARS|RSN™ Cybersecurity: U.K. National Cyber Security Centre Training   The Cybersecurity Training Will Start Automatically And Appear In A Popup. To Exit The Popup, Just Click Outside Of The Screen.       PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES WITH YOUR CONTACTS HELP OTHERS STAY SAFE ONLINE   SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   WOULD YOU HELP US HELP SCAM VICTIMS?   TAGS:SCARS, U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, Government of the United [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confirming Recorded Videos In Skype & Video Chats

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confirming Recorded Videos In Skype & Video Chats Almost Every Day Victims Claim They Had Real Video Chats With Impersonated Soldiers, Engineers, Diplomats, and Adult Video Stars They were completely convinced that the video was real, even though it is impossible. The reality is that these were recorded videos stolen and then played back during the chat! BUT HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? Let Start With What Is Known FACT #1: Scammers steal photos [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Phishing Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Phishing Scam Phishing Scams Are Everywhere! From Email To Text Messages! Every Day Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims Fall For These Carefully Crafted Bogus Scams! You Probably Have One In Your Email Inbox Right This Second! Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Nigerian Advance Fee [419] Fraud / Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Nigerian Advance Fee [419] Fraud / Scam The Famous Nigerian Prince Email Scams Remain Alive & Well! Even Today, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims Fall For These Patently Ridiculous Scam Schemes! You Probably Have One In Your Email Inbox Right This Second! Advance Fee Fraud scams come in many forms from the Nigerian Prince who has $17 gazillion dollars in a trunk, to an Afghan Princess with a box of [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Lotto Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Dissecting A Lotto Scam Lotos Scams Are Extremely Common, You Probably Have One In Your Email Inbox Right This Second! Lottery and Sweepstakes scams come in many forms from Apple and Microsoft Lotteries to BMW, and almost every major corporation that you can think of. However, they almost all have things in common that you can use to identify Lotto scams for yourself or for family and friends. HERE IS A TYPICAL [...]

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™ Scam Basics: A Taxonomy

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: A Taxonomy There Are A Lot Of Different Words Or Terms Used To Describe Different Kinds Of People Involved In Romance Scams! WARNING: SOME OF THESE TERMS USED BY NIGERIAN AND OTHER SCAMMERS ARE OFFENSIVE - DISCRETION IS ADVISED Here Is A Guide To The Meaning Of Many Of Those Terms (A Taxonomy) TERMS FOR THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN SCAMS: ACCESSORY (SUPPORTER): someone in the victim's own country working with the scammer [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics:  Scammer Grammar!

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics:  Scammer Grammar! Originally Published January 2010 - Updated April 20, 2019 One of the easiest ways to spot scammers from Ghana, or Nigeria, etc. is their use of language. Introduction To Scammer Grammer They have learned it is better to steal information from others - to steal profile text from real people. Or to use the chat session scripts they buy - but eventually, they may have to modify them [...]

Why Do Scammers Always Ask You To Chat Somewhere Else? – SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Why Do Scammers Always Ask You To Chat Somewhere Else? Why Do They Ask To Chat Somewhere Else? First, it is important to understand the risks of social media for scammers. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are high-value properties for scammers and they are easily lost. It takes time to create a profile and if they are talking with 20 victims they can't have all of that activity on their profile. So they [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Talking with Kids About Being Online

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Talking with Kids About Being Online From: First Lady Melania Trump, White House, and the Federal Trade Commission, Washington D.C. This guide from the Federal Trade Commission covers issues to raise with kids about living their lives online. Introduction By First Lady Melania Trump As First Lady, I want to nurture the most valuable part of our society and our future: children. As adults, we take responsibility for helping children [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Forgetful Scammers

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Forgetful Scammers Why Do They Forget What You Talked About? Remember that scammers are working many other victims at the same time. Imagine you had a hundred girl or boyfriends - you would never be able to keep it all straight without a spreadsheet. In fact, scammers do maintain careful records of each victim's details. But they are just human and sometimes they connect to a victim when their laptop is not available. [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Why Do They Call You Dear?

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Why Do They Call You Dear? Why do they use "Dear" or "Sweetheart" or other endearments? en·dear·ment noun - plural noun: endearments a word or phrase expressing love or affection. synonyms: sweet nothings, sweet words, sweet talk, affectionate talk, soft words; expressing love or affection. "a term of endearment," synonyms: affection, fondness, tenderness, feeling, sentiment, warmth, love, liking, care, regard, attachment"he spoke to her formally and without endearment" Here is a list of endearments - but note that endearments are language and even [...]

How to Do a Reverse Image Search From Your Phone – SCARS|RSN™ Scam Tips

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Tips: How to Do a Reverse Image Search From Your Phone PC Magazine provides an excellent guide on how to do this:     SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: Google Image Search, Reverse Image Search, Smartphone, Fon, On A Phone, Find Scammer Images, Confirm Scam, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - - - [...]

Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams [Infographic] – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams [Infographic]   Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams Infographic SCARS #ActAgainstScams Campaign     SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Internal Revenue Service, United States Government, IRS, Phone Scams, IRS Scam, Gift Card Scam, iTunes Scam, Tax Scam, Infographic, #ActAgainstScams, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - - - [...]

ACT AGAINST SCAMS! – SCARS™ Campaign – Call To Action

SCARS|RSN™ ACT AGAINST SCAMS! - Call To Action Do You Want To Do Something To Make A Difference? Here is something very simple: Save this graphic to your phone / tablet / computer. Then when you find a fake profile, add it as a comment on the top post so other potential victims will know the risk! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

Where Do Scammers Find You? – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Where Do Scammers Find You? Would You Believe It Is Facebook Groups? If you belong to any type of a BUY & SELL or DEALS Group on Facebook you are an automatic target for scammers! Scammers have profiled typical victims to be members of these groups. You will find them full of scammers targeting their members just like YOU! Scammers know that the BUY & SELL groups are easy hunting grounds because their members have [...]

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