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SCARS|ADVOCACY™ Petition: Ban Access To U.S. VOIP Phone Numbers Without U.S. Residence or Incorporation Verification

SCARS|ADVOCACY™ Petition: Ban Access To U.S. VOIP Phone Numbers Without U.S. Residence or Incorporation Verification SOLUTIONS DO NOT ALWAYS NEED TO BE COMPLICATED In today's world anyone - literally, anyone anywhere in the world can obtain a FREE United States phone number for any purpose without any real identity verification. This makes it easy for transnational cybercriminals (or anyone else) to engage in scams, cybercrimes, or other unlawful activities. Scammers from around the world use [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Complaints about Government Imposter Scams Reach Record High, According to New FTC Data [Infographic]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Complaints about Government Imposter Scams Reach Record High, According to New FTC Data [Infographic] Federal Trade Commission Reminder The Federal Trade Commission is reminding consumers that scammers are increasingly trying to make a buck by falsely claiming to be Uncle Sam. Monthly complaints to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network about scammers pretending to be from the government reached the highest levels on record this spring. Since 2014, consumers have filed nearly 1.3 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Scammers Change And Adapt

SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Scammers Change And Adapt A New Variation On Money Mules - Receiving Cash! $21K In Cash Sent To Richmond Address As Part Of Scam. In two days, Richmond Virginia police recovered more than $21,000 in money related to a scam. $21,000 in cash sent to a money mule Two women, one from Michigan and another from Pennsylvania, sent a total of $21,300 to a Richmond address believing it would get [...]

RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Scammers Claiming To Be US Marshals Demand Money For Missed Jury Duty

RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Scammers Claiming To Be U.S. Marshals Demand Money For Missed Jury Duty The U.S. Marshals Service Says Scammers Are Calling People Across The Nation Claiming To Be Officials Trying To Collect A Fine In Order To Keep From Being Arrested For Failing To Report For Jury Duty. The scammers reportedly claim to be US marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials when they call. The scammers even provide information like badge numbers [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Scammers Create Fake Emergencies To Get Your Money

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Scammers Create Fake Emergencies To Get Your Money It's always one thing or another! I lost my wallet and ID. I’m stranded — please wire money.” “Your grandson is being held in jail. He needs bail money right away.” Scammers try to trick you into thinking a loved one is in trouble. They call, text, email, or send messages on social media about a supposed emergency with a family member or friend. They [...]

SCARS|RSN Guide: Socially Engineered / Social Engineering Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Socially Engineered / Social Engineering Scams You Have Probably Heard That Term "Social Engineering' Before, But What Is It?   Social Engineering Is ... Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It is a type of confidence trick (scam) for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional "con" in that [...]