419 Scams

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 8 – Who Is Responsible? – Updated

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 8 - Who Is Responsible? Who Is Responsible For Scamming? We constantly hear from victims that say that someone (pick a person) is responsible for global scamming! Unfortunately, yes, there are many who are responsible and some who are not. Let's Look At The Genesis Of Global Online Fraud It all starts (basically) with the Advance Fee Fraud known as 419 - "419" refers to the section of the Nigerian Criminal [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 9 – Victims Are Stupid?

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends: Chapter 9 - Victims Are Stupid? Actually, yes, scam victims may have done something dumb, but they are almost never stupid! In fact, the vast majority of romance scams victims are above average intelligence It'S Fair To Wonder, Who Falls For This Stuff? "That's the magic question," asked Marti DeLiema, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University's Center on Longevity who focuses on financial fraud. "The answer is, there's no easy answer." from [...]

419 Money Scammers Turn To Google Forms

419 Money Scammers Turn To Google Forms Scam Warning: Google Forms Have Become An Attack Vector Of Choice For 419 Scammers Scammers are always on the lookout for new ways they can scam their victims. Google Forms appear reliable and authoritative. As a result, scammers are using this tool to collect a victim's information. Here is an example of how scammers are now using Google Forms to create email lures for victims. Instead of a [...]