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SCARS™ Insight: A Cybercriminal Study – Narratives of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Agents

SCARS™ Insight: A Cybercriminal Study - Narratives of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCCEFCC Economic and Financial Crimes Commission The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud), scams, and money laundering. The EFCC was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community's efforts to fight money laundering. The agency has its head office in Abuja, Nigeria.) Agents For the first time, there has been a study of what it is like on the ground in Nigeria from the perspective of the Agents of the EFCC! PLEASE NOTE; THIS IS WRITTEN [...]

SCARS™ Major Scam & Scamming News: Famous Nigerian Prince Arrested Along With A Total Of 80 Scammers With $46 Million

SCARS™ Major ScamScam A 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. & Scamming News: Famous Nigerian Prince Arrested Along With A Total Of 80 Scammers With $46 Million This Brings The Total Of Scammers Arrested In 2019 To Over 4,000 This Is Part Of The Indictment Of Over 80 Nigerians For ImpersonationImpersonation An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for impersonating someone, such as: part of a criminal act such as identity theft, online impersonation scam, or other fraud. This is usually where the criminal is trying to assume the identity of another, in order to commit fraud, such as accessing confidential information or to gain property not belonging to them. Also known as social engineering and impostors. ScamsScams A 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. This Month Famous Nigerian Prince [...]

SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 27 Scammers

SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 27 Scammers Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 27 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ogun, Nigeria The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested 27 suspected fraudsters for offenses bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretenses, forgery, [...]

SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests 27 ‘Yahoo-Boys’

SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests 27 ‘Yahoo-Boys’ Nigerian EFCC Arrests 27 Suspected ‘Yahoo-Boys’ In Osogbo, Nigeria And Recovers 8 Exotic Cars The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, Thursday arrested 27 suspected internet fraudsters suspected to be Yahoo boys in Osogbo when the operatives [...]

SCARS™ Scam News: Another Nigerian Scammer Arrested

SCARS™ Scam News: Another Nigerian ScammerScammer A 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. Arrested EFCC Arrests Nigerian Man for N3m (USD$11,119.00) FraudFraud In 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.   The Abuja Zonal Office of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 3, 2019, arraigned one Dan Musa Yakubu before Justice Hajiya Asmau of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, [...]

Nigeria’s EFCC Nabs 10 More Suspected Internet Fraudsters – SCARS™ Scam News

SCARS™ Scam News: Nigeria's EFCC Nabs 10 More Suspected Internet Fraudsters Another GangGang A gang is normally a group or society of associated criminals with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over a territory or business practice in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior. Online gangs are not limited by territory and may operate side by side with other gangs while engaging in crime online. Some members of criminal gangs are initiated (by going through a process of initiation), or have to prove their loyalty and right to belong by committing certain acts, usually theft or violence, or rituals. Gangs are usually rougher and more visible than scammer cartels, and more often arrested. Shut Down - Nigeria's EFCC Nabs 10 More Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ibadan The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office, on Friday, March 8, 2019 arrested 10 suspected internet fraudsters at Olugun Oluhehu and Elebu areas [...]

19 Scammers Arrested – SCARS™ Scam News

SCARS™ Scam News: 19 Scammers Arrested EFCC Arrests 19 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt, Awka From Nigerian News: Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Port Harcourt Zonal Office have arrested six suspected internet fraudsters at their hotel hideout in Rumuigbo, Port Harcourt, Rivers. A press statement issued [...]

Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Nigeria Go Into Hiding – SCARS™ Scam News

SCARS™ Scam News: Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Nigeria Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown Scammer Crawl Back In Their Holes Suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Abuja by the EFCC Per The Nigeria Press: One of the largest cities in West Africa, Ibadan of late has become a safe haven for [...]

19 Nigerian Internet Fraudsters Arrested – SCARS™ Special Report

SCARS™ Special Report:  19 Nigerian Internet Fraudsters Arrested The Nigerian EFCC Arrests 19 Suspected Internet Fraudsters The Scammer Rouges Gallery - Images Of The Suspects & Their Arrest:   From the EFCC: Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office have arrested 19 suspected internet [...]

Nigerian EFCC Arraigns Man for Love Scam – SCARS™ SCAM NEWS

RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Nigerian EFCC Arraigns Man for Love ScamLove scam Dating scammers or love scammers create fake identities on dating apps and social media to coax you into fake online relationships. They often quickly move to personal channels such as phone or email, using your trust to acquire money or personal info, or help you hide their criminal activities. You'll probably never meet them in person. This is a relationship scam. The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Arrests Another Romance Scammer The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Arrests Another Romance Scammer From the EFCC: The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office on January [...]

Nigerian EFCC Arraigns ‘Pastor’ for Fraud – SCARS™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS™ SCAM NEWS: Nigerian EFCC Arraigns ‘Pastor’ for Fraud Nigerians Shut Down Church Involved In Scamming Nigerian EFCC Arraigns ‘Pastor’ for Fraud From The Case Files Of The Nigerian EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on January 21, 2019 arraigned [...]

Nigerian EFCC Arrests Six Suspected Internet Fraudsters – SCARS™ Scam News

SCARS™ Scam News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests Six Suspected Internet Fraudsters From: Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested six suspected Internet fraudsters in separate raids carried out at various times across a number of locations in Abuja, the Federal [...]

Nigerian Love Scam Fraudster Bags 12 Months Jail Term – SCARS™ Scam News

SCARS™ Scam News: Nigerian Love Scam FraudsterFraudster A 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. Bags 12 Months Jail Term Extracted From The Nigerian EFCC The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 secured the conviction of one Onovo Osita Malachy at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo [...]

SCARS™ Scam News: 22 More Yahoo Yahoo Boys Jailed In Edo Nigeria

SCARS™ Scam News: 22 More Yahoo Yahoo Boys Jailed In Edo Nigeria   Remember How Every Victim Says Nothing Is Being Done? Wrong, More Than 20,000 Scammers & Mules Have Been Arrested So Far In 2018! In Fact, More Scammers Have Been Arrested This Year Than In The Whole History Of Online [...]

Scammer Arrested: Arrest Nigerian Man Over Online Scam

Scammer Arrested: Arrest Nigerian Man Over Online Scam EFCC Arrest Man Over Online Scam Oke Omoniyi Benjamin The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office has arrested one Oke Omoniyi Benjamin (33) from Efon-Alaaye, Ekiti State for internet fraud. Benjamin was arrested sequel to an Intelligent [...]

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SCARS GREN BOOK - The SCARS STEPS Guide to Scam Victim Recovery

SCARS GREEN BOOK
Self-Help Self-Paced Recovery Program Guide

LEARN HOW TO RECOVER ON YOUR OWN

This program is designed to help scam victims struggling to recover on their own and for those who want to understand the overall process. You can be using other resources, such as traumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS. counselingCounseling Counseling is the professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes. A mental health counselor (MHC), or counselor, is a person who works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Such persons may help individuals deal with issues associated with addiction and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging. They may also work with "Social Workers", "Psychiatrists", and "Psychologists". SCARS does not provide mental health counseling. or therapy, qualified support groupsSupport Groups In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic, such as romance scams. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy. They can be supervised or not. SCARS support groups are moderated by the SCARS Team and or volunteers., or completely independent – on your own!

The SCARS Steps program is a complete program and is provided for the purpose of helping scam victims to overcome this experience. Throughout this SCARS Steps Program, we speak about issues and challenges that a victim may have and help guide them through their recovery. But each person is different and it is important to understand your own reasons for being vulnerable to being scammed.

After the trauma of being scammed, you need to take steps to recover and move on. This may be an alternative to counseling in the short term, but we still encourage you to seek out professional help & support. Throughout this SCARS Steps Program, we speak about issues, challenges, defects, or problems that a victim may have in a generalized way.

The SCARS GREEN BOOK will help you recover from your scam offline and it will always be there when you need it!

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SCARS RED BOOK - Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer

SCARS RED BOOK
Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer

ORGANIZE YOUR INFORMATION TO MAKE THE REPORTING PROCESS SIMPLE!

Helps you get and stay organized. This publication is to help Scam Victims organize their crime information. Complete this information before reporting to the police then bring this book with you

Before or after reporting to the police the RED BOOK gives you a dedicated tool to record all the essential facts of this crime. The Victim, the Scammers, the Money, and your Police interactions. Everything that really matters can be easily recorded for your immediate use and for the future!

As we have seen, money recovery/repayment programs can become available years after the scam ends and you need to keep all the details of this crime in case it is needed. We have also seen scammers being extradited to the U.S. and other countries, this will help in the event you testify or give statements, Additionally, this helps you have your information ready to qualify for victims’ benefits, compensation, or aid.

The Official SCARS RED BOOK is your way of recording all the important facts of this crime so that you do not lose essential information, Complete the RED BOOK then put it away with the confidence that you will have it if or when it is needed.

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SCARS SLATE BOOK - A Guide For Families & Friends Of Scam Victims

SCARS SLATE BOOK
A Guide For Families & Friends Of Scam Victims

HOW TO HELP ROMANCE SCAM VICTIMS FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF SCAM VICTIMS

This SCARS Publishing book represents a complete guide to help the families and friends understand how these scams work and how to help the victim.

The SCARS Slate Book should be purchased by family and friends to better understand what happened to the victim and the traumatic impact on them. But it can also be shared by the victim so that they do not have to explain to family and friends about the scam. This publication is to help others to help Scam Victims to make it through this traumatic experience and recover.

Each person is different and it is important to understand how relationship scamsRelationship Scam A Relationship Scam is a one-to-one criminal act that involves a trust relationship and uses deception & manipulation to get a victim to give to the criminal something of value, such as money! Click here to learn more: What Is A Relationship Scam? work and why people are vulnerable; to being scammed, how they were lured in, then groomed and manipulated. This understanding is essential in helping them through the process of ending the scam and then on to recovery. The SCARS Slate Book will provide the information necessary to help support a victim through this process.

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SCARS CHERRY BOOK - A Guide To Understanding Your Fear
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