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SCARS™ Scam Basics: Scammer Acid Test

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Scammer Acid Test Most Scams Follow Similar Patterns Of Behavior By The Scammer HERE ARE A FEW COMMON TACTICS/BEHAVIORS/STRATEGIES SCAMMERS USE Always be on the lookout for these warning signs that could identify a scammer. The Basic Scam "Acid" Test: PICTURE PROBLEMS Is the person's photo original? Use an image search tool like Google Images and/or Yandex to see if the same photo appears on many other websites, possibly under different names. [...]

SCARS™ ScamTV™ Video: Official FBI Video – What Is Social Engineering?

SCARS™ ScamTV™ Video: Official FBI Video - What Is Social Engineering? The FBI’s Protected Voices initiative provides cybersecurity recommendations to political campaigns on multiple topics, including social engineering, to help mitigate the risk of cyber influence operations targeting U.S. elections. For more information, visit fbi.gov/protected voices. While this video is a little dry and technical, it does describe complete what Social Engineering is and help you understand it. A Romance Scam is a perfect example [...]