FBI Warning About Scammers Recruiting Mules

FBI Warning About Scammers Recruiting Mules The FBI Regularly Investigates Money Mules Money Laundering Is Both A U.S. Federal Crime & A State Crime In Many States Cybercriminals Use Online Dating Sites To Conduct Confidence/Romance Scams And Recruit Money Mules Review: 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 [...]

Understanding Cybersecurity for Small Businesses [PDF][UPDATED]

Understanding Cybersecurity for Small Businesses [PDF][UPDATED] A SCARS™ Guide Originally published: March 2019 Helping small business come to grips with cybercesurity Essential Cybersecurity for Small Businesses A Guide by the Federal Trade Commission, NIST, SBA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and presented by SCARS Cybercriminals Target Companies Of All Sizes Knowing some cybersecurity basics and putting them in practice will help you protect your business and reduce the [...]

Europol’s 2020 Cybercrime Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA)

SCARS™ Special Report: Europol’s 2020 Cybercrime Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) Europol’s 2020 cybercrime report updates on the latest trends and the current impact of cybercrime within the EU and beyond. Source: EUROPOL So much has changed since Europol published last year’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA). The global COVID-19 pandemic that hit every corner of the world forced us to reimagine our societies and reinvent the way we work and live. During [...]

RSN™ Insight: Scams & Law Enforcement 2018 – 18,000 Scammers Arrested [Infographic]

RSN™ Insight: Scams & Law Enforcement 2018 - 18,000 Scammers Arrested [Infographic] Let This Sink In For A Minute! What part did you play in this? Did you report your scam or scammer? Still, only about 5% of victims report their crimes to law enforcement or to SCARS. 2018-18000-scammers-arrested Do Your Part So Law Enforcement Can Do Theirs! Report Every Scam & Scammer To www.Anyscam.com, To Your Local Police And The The FBI www.IC3.gov Let's [...]

SCARS™ Scam News: Cyber-crime Police bust Nigerian-led gang that cheated 21 people in India

SCARS™ Scam News: Cyber-Crime Police Bust Nigerian-Led Gang That Cheated 21 People In India The Ahmedabad Cybercrime Police On Monday, December 9, Busted A Racket Involving Six Members From Nigeria, Uganda, And India According to the complaint filed by one of the victims, one Nigerian national identified as Lawrence Okosun,40, sent Kheradiya a friend request on Facebook claiming to be based in London. Cyber-crime Police bust Nigerian-led gang that cheated 21 people in India [...]

SCARS™ Guide: Standard Nigerian Scams & Online Fraud

SCARS™ Guide: Standard Nigerian Scams & Online Fraud This guide is an introduction. Please review our other guides and articles for more detailed information about all the forms of scams and how victims can recover from them. Internet Financial Scams We hear from people every day who have been defrauded for hundreds or thousands of dollars by Internet contacts they thought were their friends or loved ones. Internet scams are attempts by con artists (cybercriminals) [...]

Real Military Cybercriminal – SCARS™ Special Report

SCARS™ Special Report: Real Military Cybercriminal Espionage, Cyber Charges Announced: A former U.S. Air Force intelligence specialist has been charged with espionage on behalf of Iran in an indictment that also charges four Iranians with a cyber campaign targeting U.S. intelligence personnel. Hover Over The PDF To View Controls - Use Up/Down Arrows To View Pages Aliases: Fatemah Zahra, Narges Witt Date(s) of Birth Used April 8, 1979 Place of Birth El Paso, Texas [...]

SCARS™ CORONAVIRUS GOVERNMENT ACTION GUIDE: Serving To Protect

SCARS™ CORONAVIRUS GOVERNMENT ACTION GUIDE: Serving To Protect The Department of Justice is remaining vigilant in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting wrongdoing related to the crisis.  In a memo to U.S. Attorneys, Attorney General Barr said, "The pandemic is dangerous enough without wrongdoers seeking to profit from public panic and this sort of conduct cannot be tolerated." Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams.  There have been reports of: [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Cybercrime Is Big Business! A Continuing Series – Part 1

SCARS™ Insight: Cybercrime Is Big Business! A Continuing Series - Part 1 Source: DataQuest What Drives The Business Of Cybercrime? Easy access to consumer data, numerous avenues to attack, technology-driven sophisticated tools, and of course the prospect of making easy money continues to fuel the growth of cybercrime Every day, you get a spam email or message urging you to click a link to update your bank details or run the risk of the account [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Fighting Cybercriminals In A Connected Future World

SCARS™ Special Report: Fighting Cybercriminals In A Connected Future World Insights From The Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference Examined Latest Cyber Threats, Trends And Strategies At The Hague, Netherlands 2019 A couple of months back, more than 400 experts from law enforcement, the private sector, and academia have gathered this week at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for what is one of the world’s biggest platforms of exchange on cybercrime. Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference examined the latest [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Cybercriminals Targeting Your Children’s Identities

RSN™ Special Report: Cybercriminals Targeting Your Children's Identities Your Child's Identity Is Valuable To Cybercriminals There are a lot of reasons why a child’s identity and ID information is target #1 for some cybercriminals Unfortunately, a child’s personal information is particularly susceptible to criminals looking to steal an identity. Most often, child identity theft starts with a stolen Social Security number, however, it can also start with their parent being romance scammed. This highly-valuable piece [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Cybercrime Hits $1.4 TRILLION ANNUALLY

RSN™ Special Report: Cybercrime Hits $1.4+ TRILLION ANNUALLY Hyper-Connected Web Of Profit Emerges, As Global Cybercriminal Revenues Hit $1.4 Trillion Annually A Ground-Breaking Study, Commissioned By Bromium, Highlights The Emergence Of "Platform Criminality", Exposing Cybercriminal Links To Drug Production, Human Trafficking, And Terrorism Originally published April 2018 Bromium®, Inc., the pioneer and leader in virtualization-based endpoint security that stops advanced malware attacks via application isolation, today announced the findings of an independent study that looked into [...]

NEWS: How To Protect Your Business From Cyber Criminals

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