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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™ Scam News: Nigerian Scammer Freed By City Of Chicago Illinois!

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: Nigerian Scammer Freed By City Of Chicago Illinois! NIGERIAN SCAMMER CAPTURED IN THE U.S. AND LET GO BY THE CITY OF CHICAGO BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE THE PRESIDENT. Sanctuary City of Chicago Freed Nigerian Illegal Alien Scammer Accused of Stealing $22K THIS IS TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! Vincent Izuchukwu Ezeocha, a 27-year-old illegal alien from Nigeria The sanctuary city of Chicago, Illinois, released an illegal alien scammer into the public despite being [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Social Engineering Email Scams – Red Flags [Infographic] 

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Social Engineering Email Scams - Red Flags [Infographic] Last year, hundreds of thousands of individuals learned the hard way that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The number of internet scams documented each year is on the rise (due to better reporting) and some victims are feeling significant financial loses. The following infographic highlights what you should be looking for!   Infographic courtesy of KnowBe4 PLEASE SHARE OUR [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Law Enforcement Action Against Scams: Operation WireWire

SCARS|RSN™ Law Enforcement Action Against Scams: Operation WireWire The United State Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Working with Partner Agencies Domestically and Around the World  in a Large-Scale Coordinated Effort to Dismantle International BEC Scams WireWire Operation Background: United States Federal authorities—including the Department of Justice and the FBI—announced in June 2018 the major coordinated law enforcement effort to disrupt international business e-mail compromise (BEC) schemes that are designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Cybercrime Infographic: U.K. Government – Stay Safe Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

SCARS|RSN™ Cybercrime Infographic: U.K. Government - Stay Safe Online [INFOGRAPHIC] Provided Courtesy of the National Cyber Security Centre of the United Kingdom Stay Safe Online: Top Tips Regardless of the size or type of organization you work for, it's important to understand why you might be vulnerable to cyberattack, and how to defend yourself. The advice summarised below is applicable to your working life and your home life. You should also familiarise yourself with any [...]

Nine Nigerians Arrested In New York, Florida, And Texas For Multimillion-Dollar Wire Fraud Scheme – SCARS|RSN™ BREAKING NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ BREAKING NEWS: Nine Nigerians Arrested In New York, Florida, And Texas For Multimillion-Dollar Wire Fraud Scheme The Government of the United States and The Trump Administration Demonstrates The Will Needed To Fight Scammers! Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James C. Spero, Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa, Florida, Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), announced today that [...]

Revealed That Bank Scam Cases Double In Just One Year As Conmen Trick 84,000 Savers Into Handing Over £350Million – SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Revealed That Bank Scam Cases Double In Just One Year As Conmen Trick 84,000 Savers Into Handing Over £350Million In some cases, fraudsters posing as legitimate companies or organizations Banks recorded 84,624 cases of so-called authorized push payment fraud In total victims lost £354.3million – a 50 per cent increase compared to 2017 Click On The Title In The Content Box Below To View The Full Story SCARS|RSN™ Team A [...]

US|GCP™ Guide To Scams and Your Small Business

US|GCP™ Guide To Scams and Your Small Business Proudly shared by SCARS|RSN™ If you own a small business or are part of a non-profit organization, you spend a lot of time and effort making sure the organization works well. But when scammers go after your organization, it can hurt your reputation and your bottom line. Your best protection? Learn the signs of scams that target businesses. Then tell your employees and colleagues what to look [...]

Romance Scams of Elderly Net Another Fraudster In Multimillion Dollar Scam – SCARS|RSN™ Another Scammer Goes To Jail

SCARS|RSN™ Another Scammer Goes To Jail: Romance Scams of Elderly Net Another Fraudster In Multimillion Dollar Scam Fifth Bronx Man, Muftau Adamu Pleads Guilty In Multimillion-Dollar Ghana-Based Fraud Scheme Involving Business Email Compromises And Romance Scams Targeting Elderly From: Lawfuel.com/blog rear view of prison officer leading prisoner in handcuffs in corridor Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New [...]

Man Just Arrested In Hong Kong Over Us$180,000 Email Scam In 2016 – SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Man Just Arrested In Hong Kong Over Us$180,000 Email Scam In 2016 The 29-year-old was picked up on a Choi Hung public housing estate. Scam email purported to be from the company’s CEO - BEC style scam. The 29-year-old was picked up in a public housing flat on Choi Wan Estate, Choi Hung, at about 8.15am. In October 2016, an employee at the defrauded company received an email from a scammer pretending to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Warning: FBI Warns American Business Owners of Business E-Mail Compromise Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Warning: FBI Warns American Business Owners of Business E-Mail Compromise Scam FBI Has Important Information For Area Business Owners Who Find Themselves The Victim Of A Business E-Mail Compromise Scam (BEC also known as CEO Scams). This sophisticated financial fraud targets businesses of all types, especially those who regularly perform wire transfers. In addition to using spoofed e-mail accounts, the actors often compromise valid business e-mail accounts through social engineering or computer intrusion [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: 11 Nigerians Indicted

SCARS|RSN™ Scam News: 11 Nigerians Indicted In U.S. Federal Court 11 Nigerians Indicted For Stealing Personal Information Of More Than 1,300 Employees Of Jacksonville Company If convicted of fraud, the penalty is a maximum of 20 years in federal prison By News4Jax.com Staff JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nearly a dozen Nigerian citizens accused of sending “phishing” emails to U.S. companies seeking employee identifying information have been indicted on conspiracy to commit wire fraud. U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced on Friday that [...]

RSN™ Scam News: 80-Year-Old American Woman In Trouble After Helping Nigerian Lover

RSN™ Scam News: 80-Year-Old American Woman In Trouble After Helping Nigerian Lover A Grand Traverse County Couple Almost Lost $4,300 In A Scam That Stretches From Toronto And Michigan To Florida And Nigeria. 80-Year-Old American Woman Acted As A Mule And Is In Trouble After Helping Nigerian Lover To Scam U.S. Company An 80-year-old American woman identified as Sylvia Williams has been arrested for allegedly conspiring with her Nigerian lover to scam a company. A Florida [...]

RSN™ Scam News: $1.4 Million Nigerian Scammer Arrested In Turkey

RSN™ Scam News: $1.4 Million Nigerian Scammer Arrested In Turkey A Nigerian Man Stole Over $1.4 Million Dollars From A Company Based In Denmark In A Business Scam His Low-Level Gang Shut Down A suspected Nigerian fraudster Otunba Cash has been arrested for scamming international companies after hacking into their emails. According to many online reports, the suspect was arrested alongside gang members O. Popoola, AA Oyemade, AT Fajolu and BO Balogun. Otunba Cash and his crew were apprehended following [...]