SCARSSCARSSCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.
A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims.
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Hiring Private Detectives or ScamScamA 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. Investigators To Track Scammers Is A Bad Idea! A SCARS Insight The Question Is: Should You Hire An Investigator To Track Down Your ScammerScammerA 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.? This is a very loaded question. Meaning it implies many things, few of them [...]
Disappointing News from the Nigerian EFCCEFCCEconomic 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. July 2021 Nigerian Scam News Update from SCARS It Appears The The EFCC Is Not Making As Much Progress As They Have Previously Reported This Year! According to the Nigerian Economic & Financial Crimes Commission: They have [...]
Nigeria's EFCC Will Pay Million Bounty On Yahoo Boys! Fake NewsFake newsFake news is false or misleading information presented as news. It often has the aim of damaging the reputation of a person or entity, or making money through advertising revenue. However, the term does not have a fixed definition and has been applied more broadly to include any type of false information, including unintentional and unconscious mechanisms, and also by high-profile individuals to apply to any news unfavourable to his/her personal perspectives. / Urban LegendUrban LegendUrban Legend
An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend is a genre of modern folklore comprising stories circulated as true, especially on social media. These legends can be entertaining but often concern serious topics. They may also be confirmation of moral standards, or reflect prejudices, or be a way to make sense of societal anxieties.
Urban legends are most often circulated orally but can be spread by any media, including newspapers, mobile news apps, e-mail, and social media. Some urban legends have passed through the years with only minor changes and seem impervious to exposure as untrue.! Sorry, it is NOT True - a SCARS Insight FAKE NEWS: For The First Time, Nigerian Declares All Our War Against Yahoo Boy Scammers! The Nigerians Are Not Willing [...]
Nigerian EFCC Police Raid Scammer Training Center - Breaking News As we have said for years, scammer are professionals Their cartels are run like major businesses - including training departments! Nigeria's Economic & Financial Crimes Commission Locates A Scammer CartelCartelA scamming cartel is any criminal organization with the intention of engaging in larger-scale financial fraud operations. They range from loosely managed agreements among various scammer gangs to formalized commercial enterprises. The term was applied when the largest scammer gangs organizations reached a size and scope of a major enterprise, including control of corrupt politicians and local officials. In truth, most scammer cartels do not exactly meet the definition of a cartel, but the term stuck and it is now popularly used to refer to any large criminal fraud organization. Training Center! The [...]
SCARS™ Special Report: Nigerian EFCC Collapses Without Director Magu!? Nigeria's Economic & Financial Crimes Commission is Gutted! After three years of amazing progress and world-class partnerships, the Acting Director of the EFCC is removed from office because of the raw power of criminals connected to the Nigerian Government. What was [...]
SCARS™ Insight: A Cybercriminal Study - Narratives of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) 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™ Breaking News: Nigeria Begins Repaying Victims Of Nigerian-Based CybercrimeCybercrimeCybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. [UPDATED] UPDATED: CONTACT INFO ADDED For The First Time, The Nigerian EFCC (Economic & Financial Crimes Commission) at the urging of the United States Senator Chuck Grassley is repaying money stolen by a scammer back to the victim. From the [...]
SCARS™ Law Enforcement: EFCC Arrests 89 ‘Yahoo-Boys’ in Ibadan Nigeria Night Club The Ibadan zonal office of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular Club 360 located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital of [...]
SCARS™ Major Scam & 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 ImpersonationImpersonationAn 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.ScamsScamsA 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 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’ 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™ Scammer Arrested: Court Jails FraudsterFraudsterA 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. for Defrauding American $5,260 Justice J.K Omotosho of the Nigerian Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced Onuoha Danhessy Akachuku (alias Joe Dickson) to three months imprisonment, for defrauding an American, Maria Jose Alvarez the sum of $5,260 [...]
SCARS™ Scam Basics: Where Does Your Money Go? Scammers Arrests Are Increasing Worldwide, But When Arrested Where Does The Victim's Money Go? This Depends On The Country In the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and other First World Countries When scammers are arrested in the developed - first world countries [...]
SCARS™ Insight: Jail Terms In Nigeria A SCARS Editorial About The Impact Of Short Prison Sentences In Nigeria [lwptoc] Most Victims Complain About The Length Of Jail Sentences In Nigeria For Scamming Some scammers are given just a month in jail. Does that seem fair? This is a criticism [...]
SCARS™ Scam News: Another Nigerian Scammer Arrested EFCC Arrests Nigerian Man for N3m (USD$11,119.00) FraudFraudIn 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, [...]
SCARS™ Scam News: 13 More Scammers Arrested In Nigeria Again The Nigerian EFCC Arrests 13 More Internet Fraudsters in Edo State Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on Saturday, May 4, 2019 arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters during an early morning raid at Uromi, [...]
SCARS™ SCAM BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian EFCC Nabs 32 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In One Bust The Nigerian Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office, Has Arrested 32 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Also Known As “Yahoo-Yahoo Boys.” EFCC Operatives from the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, [...]
SCARS™ SCAMMER ARRESTED: 7 More Scammers Arrested In Nigeria EFCC Arrests Seven Suspected Internet Fraudsters The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested seven suspected Internet fraudsters for offenses bordering on conspiracy, possession of fraudulent documents, attempt to obtain money under false pretenses and obtaining money [...]
SCARS™ SCAMMER ARRESTED: Nigerian Scammer Gets Six Months In Jail Emmanuel Osho (aka Dustin Coco Wesley), Sentenced To Six Months In Prison Osho, who graduate from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, was on Thursday, April 11, 2019, found guilty of obtaining money by false pretense in a five-count amended [...]
SCARS™ Scam News: Nigeria's EFCC Nabs 10 More Suspected Internet Fraudsters Another GangGangA 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 [...]
SCARS™ Scam News: Suspected Nigerian Internet Fraudsters Remanded in Prison for $1Million Fraud Oghenekevwe Innocent Akinnawo (a.k.a Rodriguez Filiberto, Richard Welburn and Scott Mendez) From Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Justice Mohammed Sanni of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has remanded a [...]
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 [...]
SCARS™ Scam News: Nigerian Romance Scammer Arrested EFCC Arraigns Man for Internet Love Fraud Oladimeji Omotola Abiola From the EFCC The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on February 19, 2019 arraigned one Oladimeji Omotola Abiola before Hon. Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court [...]
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