Anti-Scam

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SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Facebook 1 Billion Fake Profiles [Infographic]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Facebook 1 Billion Fake Profiles [Infographic] Think About This? There Are About 2+ Billion Profiles On Facebook! THAT IS A LOT OF PEOPLE - MORE THAN CHINA & THE U.S. COMBINED! Now think about 1 billion fake facebook profiles? That's 50% of Facebook profiles! This Concerns Us! What about other social media and online platforms? Facebook themselves admits to deleting over a billion fake profiles a year! And allows between 8% or more [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scam As Internet Infidelity 

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scam As Internet Infidelity One Of The More Devastating Aspects Of Romance Scams Is How Often They Destroy Marriages Infidelity Online One of the things we have observed over the 28 years of our experience, it how often we hear about romance scams where the primary victim is married. In other words, a man or a woman begins an online relationship and it develops into a full-scam romance, then they [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Fake Pages – Trojan Pages

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Fake Pages - Trojan Pages We all know the story of a Trojan Horse, right? We have heard about Trojan computer viruses too! WHAT IS A "TROJAN PAGE"? Simply it is a page that looks completely real. That is, it looks real unless you look close. Sometimes you have to be a subject matter expert to see that a page (or even a website) is not quite right! Most of [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: FBI Warning About Scammers Recruiting Mules

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: FBI Warning About Scammers Recruiting Mules Cybercriminals Use Online Dating Sites To Conduct Confidence/Romance Scams And Recruit Money Mules   What Is Confidence/Romance Fraud? (Also Know As A Romance Scam) Confidence/romance fraud (Romance Scams) occurs when a scammer deceives a victim into believing they have a trust relationship—whether family, friendly, or romantic—and leverages the relationship to persuade the victim to send money, provide personal and financial information, or purchase items of [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: How Social Media Scams Are Affecting The U.S. Military

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: How Social Media Scams Are Affecting The U.S. Military You Have To Be Cautious About Everything You Do Online! Scammers are always trying to get money, goods or services out of unsuspecting people — and military members are often targets.     Here are some scams that have recently been affecting service members, Defense Department employees and their families. Romance Scams In April, Army Criminal Investigation Command put out a [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Impersonation Victims Blame Romance Scam Victims

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Impersonation Victims Blame Romance Scam Victims We All Know The The Face In The Photo Is A Victim Too! If so, why do so many scam victims harass them and invade their privacy?   Have You - A Romance Scam Victim - Considered The Other Guy? Have you considered how Impersonation Victims feel about the barrage of messages and contacts that they get from romance scam victims that fall in love with their [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery:  Do You Believe In Prophecies?

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery:  Do You Believe In Prophecies? For most scam victims, from the moment when the scam ends is uncharted territory. We have turned to our own Oracles to lay down our prophecies for Scam Victims just like you! The Past Prophecies: You could not have prevented it - you were powerless under the manipulation of the scammer You were conditioned to perform as the scammer wanted You may have suspected it was a scam but [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Advocacy: What The FTC Facebook Settlement Means For Consumers

SCARS|RSN™ Advocacy: What The FTC Facebook Settlement Means For Consumers The Next Time Users Visit Facebook, Things Might Not Look Different, But Big Changes Are Brewing Behind The Scenes The FTC’s record-breaking $5 billion settlement requires Facebook to conduct a massive overhaul of its consumer privacy practices. The settlement also makes major changes to Facebook’s operations and CEO Mark Zuckerberg no longer has sole control over privacy. First, some background. Facebook is a [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Equivocation – The Magician’s Choice – The Arts Of Manipulation

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Equivocation - The Magician's Choice - The Arts Of Manipulation Many Victims Believed That They Made Their Own Choices During The Scam They Frequently Cannot Forgive Themselves Because Of It - But In Reality, Most Of The Time The Scammer Made Or Led All The Major Decisions Scams & Magic Have Much In Common Scams & Magic Tricks are all about manipulation and control. The relationship is far closer [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Advocacy: Local Law Enforcement Everywhere Needs Cybercrime Specialists On Staff – Help Stop Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Advocacy: Local Law Enforcement Everywhere Needs Cybercrime Specialists On Staff - Help Stop Scams LOCAL CYBERCRIME LAW ENFORCEMENT NEEDS TO MODERNIZE SOLUTIONS DO NOT ALWAYS NEED TO BE COMPLICATED CLICK HERE TO SIGN OUR PETITION » In today's exploding cybercrime world almost no local police agencies have any real experience, knowledge, or professional staff dedicated to cybercrime law enforcement or to help the victims of cybercrime (scams) understand the real situation or what law [...]

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™ Psychology Of Scams: A Candid Discussion Of Trauma And Emotional Hygiene By Guy Winch, Ph.D. – TED Talk [Video]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: A Candid Discussion Of Trauma And Emotional Hygiene By Guy Winch, Ph.D. - TED Talk [Video] We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don't we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don't have to. He makes a compelling case to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: A Candid Discussion Of Grief By Nora McInerny – TED Talk [Video]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: A Candid Discussion Of Grief By Nora McInerny - TED Talk [Video] This video may be difficult to watch for some, but well worth it.   PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES WITH YOUR CONTACTS HELP OTHERS STAY SAFE ONLINE   SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   WOULD YOU HELP US HELP SCAM VICTIMS?   TAGS: SCARS, Important Article, Information About Scams, Anti-Scam, Romance Scam Grief, Profound Grief, Moving Forward, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Surviving Sextortion / Sexual Photo Blackmail

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Surviving Sextortion / Sexual Photo Blackmail Sextortion Uses Explicit Photos Taken From The Victim - Either Provided Willingly Or By Other Means (Such As Hacking) To Use Them Against The Victim What is Sextortion? Click Here to see an official FBI Video introduction » SEXTORTION COMES IN TWO FLAVORS: COERCION OR MONETARY BLACKMAIL Sextortion As Coercion Sextortion can be a form of sexual exploitation that employs non-physical forms of coercion to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Advance Fee Fraud / 419 Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Advance Fee Fraud / 419 Scams What Is An Advance Fee Fraud An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of online scams or cybercrimes. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Are We Not All Tired Of The Outrage!?

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Are We Not All Tired Of The Outrage!? What Is Wrong With People Sometimes?   Don't We Have Enough Rage And Hate In The World? When you are interacting with Scam Victims, the answer is always no. Because rage knows no limits When someone goes through the trauma of being a romance scam victim, after the shock and initial denial comes the anger. Anger at themselves, the scammer, the government, the [...]

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