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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 [...]

RSN™ Guide: The Macau Scam

RSN™ Guide: The Macau Scam What Is A Macau Scam? The Malaysian “Macau Scam” is a variation of the Nigerian 419 Advance Fee Fraud. It basically is a phone scam or email scam that works to get a victim to pay money up front to receive a prize. It gets its name because it is usually a prize from a Macau or Hong Kong company. This is mostly performed in Malaysia and Singapore but is [...]