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New Scam & Cybercrime Reporting Directory

By |November 27th, 2021|Categories: 2021, SCARS Announcements|Tags: , , , , |

New ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. & CybercrimeCybercrime Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. Reporting Directory Something New On [...]

It Is The Season For Holiday Scams

By |November 25th, 2021|Categories: 2021, How Scams Work, Scam Warnings & Alerts, SCARS - Scam Warnings & Alerts, SCARS - Special Reports|Tags: , , |

It Is The Season For Holiday ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. A Holiday [...]

How Do Individuals Justify and Rationalize their Criminal Behaviors in Online Romance Fraud? [PDF]

By |November 21st, 2021|Categories: 2021, About Scammers, Criminology, SCARS - Special Reports|Tags: , , , , , |

How Do Individuals Justify and Rationalize their CriminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. Behaviors [...]

Why People Blame Victims?

By |November 21st, 2021|Categories: 2021, 6 - PSYCHOLOGY OF SCAMS, Never Be Ashamed, Psychology of Scams, SCARS - Insights, What Scam Victims Believe|Tags: , , , , , , |

Why People BlameBlame Blame or Blaming is the act of censuring, holding responsible, making negative statements about an individual or group that their action or actions are socially or morally irresponsible, the opposite of praise. When someone is morally responsible for doing something wrong, their action is blameworthy. By contrast, when someone is morally responsible for doing something right, we may say that his or her action is praiseworthy. Blame imparts responsibility for an action or act, as in that they made a choice to perform that act or action. Crime Victims? The Just-World Phenomena A [...]

SCARS Insight Interview: Tim McGuinness, Ph.D. talks with Brett Johnson [VIDEO]

By |November 20th, 2021|Categories: 2021, About Scammers, Official SCARS Video, SCARS - Insights, SCARS Editorials & Commentaries|Tags: , , , |

Tim McGuinness, Ph.D. talks with Brett JohnsonBrett Johnson He is a Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Fraud, and Identity Theft Expert. Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Writer, Podcast Personality. Former USA Most Wanted Cybercriminal, Identity Thief, Hacker, and Original Internet Godfather. He is also an Advisor to SCARS. Brett is one of the top experts in the world on cybercrime, identity theft, fraud, and cybersecurity. His knowledge is unique. His education in cybercrime does not come from a book, he has hands-on training. His knowledge is from the criminal side of things and has an understanding of cybercrime that the majority of people on the planet will never possess. [VIDEO] About [...]

SCARS November 2021 Scammer Photo Galleries

By |November 17th, 2021|Categories: 2021, Faces Of Evil - Identifying Real Scammers, Impersonation Victim Galleries, Photo Galleries & Collections, Scammer Galleries & Collections|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

SCARS November 2021 ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. Photo Galleries Helping You Avoid [...]

The FBI Is Hacked And Loses Control Of Its Email Server

By |November 16th, 2021|Categories: 2021, Scam Warnings & Alerts, SCARS - Special Reports|Tags: , , , |

The FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. Is Hacked And Loses Control Of Its [...]

Scam Victim Social Isolation Risks

By |November 13th, 2021|Categories: 2021, Recovery for Victims, Recovery Psychology, SCARS - Insights|Tags: , , , , , |

Scam Victim Social Isolation Risks The Psychology of ScamsPsychology Of Scams Psychology Of Scams is the study of the psychological or emotional effects of scams or financial fraud on victims of these crimes. It helps victims to better understand the impact of scams on them personally or on others. To find the SCARS articles on the Psychology of Scams, use the search option to enter the term and find them. [...]