After Storms, Watch Out for Scams

After Storms, Watch Out for Scams Scammers Watch The Weather Channel Too! After every natural disaster or major weather event, the scammers will be on the phones, email, and online to get your money! Scammers Have No Conscience When It Comes To Natural Disaster Scams If You Are In An Affected Region, Or Even Not, You Will Start Getting The Money Requests! Natural disasters and severe weather can [...]

SCARS™ Coronavirus Scam Warning: A Social Disease – How Fraudsters Adapt Old Scams To Exploit The Coronavirus Crisis

SCARS™ Coronavirus Scam Warning: A Social Disease - How Fraudsters Adapt Old Scams To Exploit The Coronavirus Crisis According to the Guardian: Criminals Who Formerly Tried to ‘Sextort’ People Online are Now Making Threats to Infect a Target’s Family and Friends You get an email that is immediately threatening. “I know every dirty little secret about your life,” it begins. “To prove my point, tell me, does [ONE OF YOUR PASSWORDS] ring any bell to yοu? [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Scammers Create Fake Emergencies To Get Your Money

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Scammers Create Fake Emergencies To Get Your Money It's always one thing or another! I lost my wallet and ID. I’m stranded — please wire money.” “Your grandson is being held in jail. He needs bail money right away.” Scammers try to trick you into thinking a loved one is in trouble. They call, text, email, or send messages on social media about a supposed emergency with a family member or friend. They [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Coronavirus Grandparent Scams

SCARS™ Insight: Coronavirus Grandparent Scams Scammers In India, Africa, And Asia Have Long Exploited The Love That Grandparents Have For Their Grandchildren, But Now They Are Turning That Into Money The Crisis Emergency Scams! The typical Grandparent Scam involves someone calling, emailing, texting or messaging an elderly person claiming that they are a relative and are in an emergency. All they need is some of the victim's money and it will all be fine! Accidents, [...]

SCARS™ WARNING: Corona Virus / COVID-19 Crisis & Emergency Scams

SCARS™ WARNING: Corona Virus / COVID-19 Crisis & Emergency Scams Criminals online are taking advantage of coronavirus anxiety to defraud victims on the internet! MEDICAL SUPPLIES We encourage everyone to exercise caution when buying medical supplies online during the current health crisis, with criminals capitalizing on the situation to run a range of financial scams. With surgical masks and other medical supplies in high demand yet difficult to find in retail stores as a result [...]

Soldier Impersonation – SCARS™ Scam Basics

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Soldier Impersonation Impersonations - Of Real Military People The practice of impersonating Soldiers for financial gain is common in scams online. When impostor accounts are identified, it is important to report the accounts to the host platforms. Twitter allows users to create parody, satire, newsfeed, commentary, and fan accounts that mimic organizations if they indicate that they are “unofficial” or “fan” accounts. On Facebook, they are not allowed and should be reported [...]