BEC Scams

Scattered Canary – The Evolution Of A West African Cybercriminal Organization

Scattered Canary - The Evolution Of A West African Cybercriminal Organization The Evolution and Inner Workings of a West African Cybercriminal Startup Turned BEC Enterprise An Agari Special Report Scattered Canary - A West African Criminal Enterprise These scammers have ripped off as much as $36B in unemployment benefits in 2020 alone! In a first, Agari has cataloged the evolution of a Nigerian cybercriminal organization from its emergence [...]

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 [...]