SCARSSCARSSCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.
A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims.
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Online Banking Safety For ScamScamA 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. Victims A SCARS Overview After a scam, you should assume that your banking has been compromised Insights on Mobile & Online Banking & Banking FraudFraudIn law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements.
A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. From our SCARS Advisory Board How to Protect Yourself: Safeguard your Online ID [...]
SCARS™ Crime Story: The Downfall Of Habeeb Audu U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of British Citizen For Operating An International Money LaunderingMoney launderingMoney laundering is the illegal process of concealing the origins of money obtained illegally by passing it through a complex sequence of banking transfers or commercial transactions. Money laundering can be done through various mediums, leveraging a variety of payment vehicles, people and institutions. And Fraud Network Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York [...]
SCARS™ Scam Alert: New Scam Targeting Teens And Young Adults There Is A Rise In A New Scam Targeting Teens And Young Adults - Especially In The United States & Canada This extremely damaging scam mainly works when a fraudsterFraudsterA 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. takes advantage of a victim’s naivety and commits fraud in [...]
Money MuleMoney MuleA money mule sometimes called a "smurfer," is a person who transfers money acquired illegally (e.g., stolen) in person, through a courier service, or electronically, on behalf of others (usually criminals that they are knowingly or unknowingly affiliated). Typically, the mule is paid for services with a small part of the money transferred - but not always. Mules may or may not be aware that they are performing these actions. Money mules are often dupes recruited online for what they think is legitimate employment, not aware that the money they are transferring is the product of crime. The money is transferred from the mule's account to the scam operator, typically in another country. Similar techniques are used to transfer illegal merchandise. Mules can be prosecuted for numerous crimes. Series: About Banking & Legal Responsibility Engaging In Being A Money Mule Can Bring Serious Consequences Understanding How To Protect Yourself Is Important It Starts With Talking To The Police Your Legal Responsibility You Are Legally Responsible When You Cash Or [...]
Scam Warning: Giving Out Your Banking Information A SCARS Guide A Quick Path To Disaster [EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an editorial opinion and is not intended to be a Legal Option. We strongly urge you to seek competent legal counsel for all matters involving the law.] [...]
The Fraudsters Didn't Even Ask For Account Or Password Details Victim of sophisticated banking con reveals how she was tricked into transferring £4,000 to scammers Catherine Downey was duped into giving away £4000 by phone fraudsters. Catherine Downey thought only the most vulnerable in society were targeted by phone [...]
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