Holiday 2021 – Types Of Scams & Cyber Attacks To Be Alert For

Holiday 2021 - Types Of Scams & Cyber Attacks To Be Alert For What To Avoid & Watch Out For! A SCARS Special report Remember That Everyone Can Be Scammed! So Be Careful! Are you scam smart and cyber conscious? Scammers ramp things up during the Holiday Season and more than ever you will be targeted! Are you knowledgeable enough to AVOID • DISCOVER • RECOVER from scams? Pay attention [...]

INTERPOL Report Identifies Top Cyberthreats in Africa

INTERPOL Report Identifies Top Cyberthreats in Africa An Analysis of Cyber Trends Presented by SCARS New INTERPOL Report Findings Will Support Coordinated Action In Africa Against Cybercrime A new report published by INTERPOL (see below) gives key insights into cybercrime in Africa. The result of cross-sector collaboration, the African Cyberthreat Assessment Report 2021 will help countries in Africa to understand the most prevalent threats and formulate a coordinated regional response [...]

Spam and Phishing – Identity Theft, Fraud And Cybercrime Alert

Spam and Phishing Identity Theft, Fraud, And Cybercrime Alert A SCARS Insight Spam and Phishing Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their attempts to lure people in and get you to click on a link or open an attachment. More than half of all cyber-attacks are initiated by emails. Understanding how these attacks are triggered and how to protect yourself from them is vital in staying safe online. Malicious Email [...]

Choices: A Cybersecurity Learning Lesson – Guest Editorial by Brett Johnson

Choices: A Cybersecurity Learning Lesson Guest Editorial by Brett Johnson, SCARS Advisor on Cybercrime Presented by SCARS Good Choices / Bad Choices Every Victim Understands The Role Choices Play In Their Safety & Security - Sadly Governments Do Not Understand This Still To This Day! In this editorial, Brett Johnson, a member of the SCARS Advisory Board, talks about the choices made by U.S. governments that leave the door [...]

What Drives People To Be Scammed?

What Drives People To Be Scammed? A SCARS Overview Why Do People Accept Scams? What We Are Really Asking Is Why People Believe In Fantasies? What is it about us humans that we are so willing to believe a fairytale? Yet, so often that is exactly what we do! This is not intended to shame victims - far from it, this is intended to help victims example their own [...]

Millennial Scam Victims! – A SCARS Special Report

God Help Millennials! Millennials Are The Most Scammed Demographic A SCARS Special Report Our Latest Generation Of "Adults" Are Being Scammed At Faster Rates And In Greater Numbers Than Senior Citizens Let's face it, Millennials think they own the online world - they grew up with it, they live it every second of the day. But this same absolute confidence in their mastery of everything Internet is also [...]

Trump Signs Historic Order To Address Flaws In Communications Decency Act [UPDATED: Revoked By Joe Biden]

Trump Signs Historic Order To Address Flaws In Communications Decency Act [UPDATED: Revoked By Joe Biden] A SCARS Insight This was an important step in the direction of protecting everyone online and holding tech and social media companies accountable. Unfortunately, President Biden revoked this order almost immediately on gaining the presidency! Thus serving to protect the tech companies and not the internet consumers! Revoked by President Joe Biden May [...]

Stop Local Government Data Incompetence – A SCARS Commentary

Stop Local Government Data Incompetence A SCARS Commentary SCARS Commentary How Much Longer Are We Going To Tolerate Incompetence And Neglect? Local governments are allowed to get away with almost anything when it comes to our data! Some of their functions are covered under HIPAA and a few other regs, but most are as incompetently managed as the rest of local government functions. A recent post by a processional [...]

The Saga of the Afghan Princess – A 9/11 Terrorism Connection to Scams & Scammers

The Saga of the Afghan Princess A 9/11 Terrorism Connection to Scams & Scammers A Scam Victim's Story presented by SCARS A Random Email From Afghanistan In 2001 the SCARS founder was contacted by an Afghan Princess and almost lured into a scam being run by Al Qaeda This is the true story of how terrorism is directly connected to scamming, and how it is used to derive [...]

One Ring Call Phone Scam – Scam Basics

One Ring Call Phone Scam SCARS Scam Basics The Mysterious One Ring Call Phone Scam Why Would Anyone Do This? One Ring Call Phone Scam - Your phone rings once and the call stops. If you answer all you hear is silence! You are tempted to call them back, but don't do it! The criminal (human or automation) on the other end hopes you [...]

Crime Pays – A Guest Commentary by Brett Johnson

Crime Pays by Brett Johnson An Ex-Cybercriminal Kingpin Turned Good Guy! Guest Commentary Presented By SCARS Criminals Do What They Do Because It Pays! SCARS NOTE: From time to time we will publish important information to help victims & the public understand that cybercrime does not happen in a vacuum. It happens because of the neglect of industry and our governments. Elections have consequences and who we choose can [...]

Reported Scammer Email Addresses – April 2015

Reported Scammer Email Addresses - April 2015 Email Addresses That Have Been Reported To Be Used By Scammers The following email addresses have been reported by scam victims as being used by scammers through the SCARS|CDN™ Cybercrime Data Network. This information was submitted to SCARS for the specific purpose of public publication and does not violate any privacy laws or regulations. SCARS makes no claim on the accuracy of these reports and presents the [...]

Reported Scammer Email Addresses – June 2015

Reported Scammer Email Addresses - June 2015 Email Addresses That Have Been Reported To Be Used By Scammers The following email addresses have been reported by scam victims as being used by scammers through the SCARS|CDN™ Cybercrime Data Network. This information was submitted to SCARS for the specific purpose of public publication and does not violate any privacy laws or regulations. SCARS makes no claim on the accuracy of these reports and presents the [...]

Reported Scammer Email Addresses – October 2015

Reported Scammer Email Addresses - October 2015 Email Addresses That Have Been Reported To Be Used By Scammers The following email addresses have been reported by scam victims as being used by scammers through the SCARS|CDN™ Cybercrime Data Network. This information was submitted to SCARS for the specific purpose of public publication and does not violate any privacy laws or regulations. SCARS makes no claim on the accuracy of these reports and presents the [...]

Reported Scammer Email Addresses – January 2016

Reported Scammer Email Addresses - January 2016 Email Addresses That Have Been Reported To Be Used By Scammers The following email addresses have been reported by scam victims as being used by scammers through the SCARS|CDN™ Cybercrime Data Network. This information was submitted to SCARS for the specific purpose of public publication and does not violate any privacy laws or regulations. SCARS makes no claim on the accuracy of these reports and presents the [...]