SCARS|RSN – Guides

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™ Guide: There Is A New Kind Of Phishing Called Whaling Scam Attacks

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: There Is A New Kind Of Phishing Called Whaling Scam Attacks Whaling: How It Works, And What Your Organisation Can Do About It A GUIDE TO 'WHALING' - TARGETED PHISHING ATTACKS AIMED AT SENIOR EXECUTIVES Whaling is a highly targeted phishing attack - aimed at senior executives - masquerading as a legitimate email. Whaling is digitally enabled fraud through social engineering, designed to encourage victims to perform a secondary action, such as initiating [...]

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 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Reporting Scams To U.S. State Police Cybercrime Agencies

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Reporting Scams To U.S. State Police Cybercrime Agencies As A Result Of Actions By The Trump Administration, State Police Agencies Throughout The United States Have Substantially Improved Their Cybercrime Investigative And Support Capabilities As a result we recommend now that instead of reporting to local law enforcement that you contact your state police cybercrimes unit. Here Is A Directory With Links To State Police Cybercrime Agencies In The U. S. Of [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Safe Online Gaming For Families And Individuals

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Safe Online Gaming For Families And Individuals Online Gaming Is As Dangerous As Online Dating Here is how to enjoy online gaming securely by following just a few simple tips Many People Love Playing Games Online. In Fact, An Estimated 1.2 Billion Of Us Are Regularly Logging On, Signing Up And Playing Online. More than 1.2 billion people are playing games: https://venturebeat.com/2013/11/25/more-than-1-2-billion-people-are-playing-games/ Unfortunately, whenever money or personal data is changing hands online, criminals can be [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: IRS Tax Scams – How to Report Them

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: IRS Tax Scams - How to Report Them Scammers Engaged In An Illegal Scheme To Avoid Paying Taxes Can Result In Imprisonment And Fines, As Well As The Repayment Of Taxes Owed With Penalties And Interest If You Become Aware Of Any Abusive Tax Scams, Please Report Them To The Appropriate Contact Below Reporting Email Phishing Or Phone Tax Scams Phishing is a scam typically carried out through unsolicited email and/or [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Natural Disaster Frauds & Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Natural Disaster Frauds & Scams As Another Major Hurricane Approaches The Department Of Justice Reminds The Public To Be Aware Of Fraud And Report It To The National Center For Disaster Fraud The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region, which opened opportunities for criminals to exploit people during [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Reclaiming Financial Control After A Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Reclaiming Financial Control After A Scam Scam Victims Are Often Left With Their Finances Destroyed WARNING: THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT INTENDED AS FINANCIAL ADVICE AND IS ONLY FOR GENERAL EDUCATION PURPOSES. WE ADVICE ALL READERS TO SEEK COMPETENT FINANCIAL AND LEGAL ADVICE IN YOUR AREA OR COUNTRY BEFORE ENGAGING IN ANY FINANCIAL RECOVERY STRATEGY BANKRUPTCY IS OFTEN THE ONLY CHOICE FOR A SCAM VICTIM Many scam victims send large amounts of [...]

Una Guía Sobre Estafas De SCARS|RSN™

Una Guía Sobre Estafas De SCARS|RSN™ ESTAFAS EN LÍNEA MÁS COMUNES 1. Phishing Esta es quizás la forma más común de estafa en línea, en gran parte debido a lo bien que funciona. Esencialmente, el phishing es el intento de los ciberdelincuentes de conseguir que les brindes tu información. Por lo general, el phishing se realiza por correo electrónico, y estos correos electrónicos están diseñados para parecer reales. Por ejemplo, un correo electrónico de suplantación [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: How To Confront A Scam Victim In Total Denial

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: How To Confront A Scam Victim In Total Denial What To Say To A Romance Scam Addict In Denial IMPORTANT: If you are a victim and you are reading this - IT DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU! You are already working through your scam, you are seeking knowledge and help to address what happened to you. This document is about scam victims who refuse to accept that they are being scammed. [...]