Business & Personal Gift Card Scams – Don’t Pay For Anything With A Gift Card – How Scams Work!

BEC Scams - Don’t Pay For Anything With A Gift Card How Scams Work! Business Email & Phone Gift Card Scams A SCARS Insight Look, Your Boss Isn’t Emailing You About A Gift Card It's A Scam Did you get an email from your boss asking you for a favor? Does your boss need you to send gift cards to pay for an upcoming office party? Before you go out and [...]

How to Do a Reverse Image Search From Your Phone – Anti-Scam Tip

How to Do a Reverse Image Search From Your Phone Courtesy of PC Magazine Google's reverse image search is a breeze on a desktop, but what about when you're on a mobile device? Google, Bing, and others have options. A SCARS Anti-Scam Tip Original Link: https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-do-a-reverse-image-search-from-your-phone TAGS: SCARS, Information About Scams, Anti-Scam, Scams, Scammers, Fraudsters, Cybercrime, Crybercriminals, Romance Scams, [...]

Spotting Scammers: Overly Religious – Anti-Scam Tip

Spotting Scammers: Overly Religious Scammer Lay On The Religion! A SCARS Anti-Scam Tip Scammers Believe In God! Or they would like you to believe that they do! Ok, a bit melodramatic, but Ghanaian and other West African scammers are virtually oozing God Fearing Old-time Religion as they break a handful of commandments in their desire for your money! A Pattern Of Beliefs Romance & Nigerian Prince Scammers do [...]

Scammer Techniques: Fake Video Calls

Scammer Techniques: Fake Video Calls A SCARS Insight Confirming Recorded Videos In Skype & Video Chats Almost Every Day Victims Claim They Had Real Video Chats With Impersonated Soldiers, Engineers, Diplomats, and Adult Video Stars They were completely convinced that the video was real, even though it is impossible. The reality is that these were recorded videos stolen and then played back during the chat! BUT HOW IS [...]

Online Money Scams – Scam Basics

Online Money Scams - Scam Basics Money Scams Come In A Variety Of Types Here are some of the basic types Fraudsters Gain Your Trust - Then Steal Your Money Portions Reprinted from Western Union They use any means to contact victims—telephone, snail mail, email, and the Internet! They gain your trust and when they have you hooked, they ask you for money; then they take it and [...]

SCARS™ Scam Warning: Blackmail Scam Messages

SCARS™ Scam Warning: Blackmail Scam Messages WE RECEIVED THIS MESSAGE THROUGH ONE OF OUR WEBSITES: Your computer, email and smartphone are hacked. We have all your photos, personal correspondence and access to bank accounts. On June 3, we will post on the Internet and send to all people who you have in contacts and social networks all your photos, correspondence, access to bank accounts and payment systems. You will be sued and the police will [...]

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Confrontation & The Scammer Dodge

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Confrontation & The Scammer Dodge Scammers are professionals and have developed techniques to stay connected with their victims at moments of crisis. An example of this is this comment left on our site by a victim. We present it to illustrate a point: I was chatting with Asian guy claimed to be a major and deployed in Kabul Afghanistan. His parents died in a plane crash and ex-wife died in a car [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Clue: Social Media Friends

RSN™ Anti-Scam Clue: Social Media Friends When you look at a Facebook Profile and you suspect it might be fake, look also at the FRIENDS. NOTE: real people don't let strangers look at their friends (usually), so if you are not yet this person's friend, and you can see all of their friends - RED FLAG. Though it could just be a person that doesn't understand privacy settings. If you have not locked down your privacy [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: 3 Simple Rules

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: 3 Simple Rules Spotting Fake Profiles Is Child’s Play With 3 Simple Rules WHAT IS THEIR CONTEXT Who are they? What are they? Where are they?  INCONSISTENT WITH THE CONTEXT What is odd? What is out of place? What should not be there? MISSING FROM THE CONTEXT What should be there? What is not there? What would this person have? If you always apply these simple rules to every profile you encounter you [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: African & Greater Middle East Phone Country Codes

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: African & Middle Eastern Phone Country Codes African & The Middle East Phone Country Codes Many times scammers will claim to be in the Middle East or Europe or any country, but they will give you an African phone number at some point. It is important to be able to recognize these when you see them. Now You Know Where Those Scammer Phone Numbers Go When They Finally Give You [...]

Check Their Weight!

Scammers Don't Seem To Understand Weights & Measures! Always look at the profile details, especially their weight! You may find surprises. For Example: This is a young woman from a well know dating website ... Jenifer Mares profile details: 28 / Female / Straight / single How tall are you? 5'4" (162.56 cm.) How much do you weigh? 160 lbs. (73 kg.)  [the women in the photo weighs no more then 130lbs] What color is [...]

TIP: GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS SCAM

URGENT GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS SCAM WATCH OUT FOR RESULTS FROM: Palate Press - palatepress.com THIS ENTITY IS GAMING GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS AND SAVED SEARCH ALERT TO INFEST THEM WITH SCAM RESULTS. DO NOT CLICK IF IT IS THIS ENTITY: Palate Pres - palatepress.com They may appear under other brands and sites too: MassisPost Westside Gazette - there are likely to be dozens of these fake domains. How can you tell if it is a fake [...]

The New Nightmare!

Facebook Now Competes With Western Union and MonneyGram This means Scammers will soon be switching to Facebook Money Transfers and You Are Screwed! Facebook recently launched a new money transfer service through Facebook Messenger. It's not bad enough that they want to know everything about your whole life, now they want their fingers in your bank account too! What this means is that you can easily transfer money via Facebook from anyone to anyone that [...]

ANTI-SCAM CLUES YOU CAN USE!

SCAMMERS CHANGE: FACEBOOK RED FLAGS You all have friends and family in your Facebook Friends List, right? We all like to change things up a bit from time to time too, right? Scammers change their profiles in unusual ways that can help you identify them as a scammer. Real people change jobs and profile photos, add timeline posts and simply go about living their lives. Scammers don't have a life because the profile is a [...]