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SCARS™ Special Report: FBI Report To The U.S. Congress On Scams

SCARS™ Special Report: FBI Report To The U.S. Congress On Scams On June 9th, 2020 the FBI's Assistant Direct Calvin Shivers delivered a report to congress on the state of online fraud during the Coronavirus crisis. Here is that report: BY: CALVIN A. SHIVERS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS, U.S DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR A HEARING ENTITLED: “COVID-19 FRAUD: [...]

SCARS™ Guide: Standard Nigerian Scams & Online Fraud

SCARS™ Guide: Standard Nigerian Scams & Online Fraud This guide is an introduction. Please review our other guides and articles for more detailed information about all the forms of scams and how victims can recover from them. Internet Financial Scams We hear from people every day who have been defrauded for hundreds or thousands of dollars by Internet contacts they thought were their friends or loved ones. Internet scams are attempts by con artists (cybercriminals) [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Coronavirus Grandparent Scams

SCARS™ Insight: Coronavirus Grandparent Scams Scammers In India, Africa, And Asia Have Long Exploited The Love That Grandparents Have For Their Grandchildren, But Now They Are Turning That Into Money The Crisis Emergency Scams! The typical Grandparent Scam involves someone calling, emailing, texting or messaging an elderly person claiming that they are a relative and are in an emergency. All they need is some of the victim's money and it will all be fine! Accidents, [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: How Criminals Are Profiting From The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

SCARS™ Special Report: How Criminals Are Profiting From The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Europol Decries The Latest Developments Of COVID-19 On The Criminal Landscape In The EU & The World During this unprecedented crisis, governments across the globe are intensifying their efforts to combat the global spread of the coronavirus by enacting various measures to support public health systems, safeguard the economy and to ensure public order and safety. A number of these measures have a [...]