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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Social Media Safety Securing Key Accounts A SCARS Insight Your Social Media Platforms Staying Safe Online Is No Joke! Social media platforms have become an integral part of online lives. Social networks are a great way to stay connected with others, but you should be [...]
United Nations Decide That Children Have A Human Right To Be Online This goes against many national laws such as the U.S. Children's Online Privacy & Protection Act All parents should be aware of the potential for significant risk to children from this. [...]
SCARS™ News: Congressman Matt Gaetz Files CriminalCriminalA criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. Referral Against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) filed a criminal referral against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for making materially false statements to Congress while under oath during two joint hearings in Congress on April 10th, 2018 and April [...]
Social Media News: Facebook Changes Messenger To Prevent 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. Facebook Messenger Launches New Feature For 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. Detection California social media giant Facebook has launched new features in its Messenger platform that would help billions of their users to detect scams and other harmful online interactions. With the new safety tool, [...]
SCARS™ Insight: Facebook 1 Billion Fake Profiles [InfographicInfographicInfographics (a shortened word of "information" and "graphics") are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. They can improve your understanding of a topic by utilizing graphics. Infographics have evolved in recent years to be more useful for mass communications and thus are designed with fewer assumptions about the readers' knowledge base than other types of visualizations.] Think About This? There Are About 2+ Billion Profiles On Facebook! THAT IS A LOT OF PEOPLE - MORE THAN CHINA & THE U.S. COMBINED! Now think about 1 billion fake facebook profiles? That's 50% of Facebook profiles! This Concerns Us! What [...]
SCARS™ Advocacy: What The FTCFTCThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil (non-criminal) U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection. The FTC can also act as a clearinghouse for criminal reports sent to other agencies for investigation and prosecution.
To learn more visit www.FTC.gov or to report fraud visit ReportFraud.FTC.gov Facebook Settlement Means For Consumers The Next Time Users Visit Facebook, Things Might Not Look Different, But Big Changes Are Brewing Behind The Scenes [lwptoc] The FTC’s record-breaking $5 billion settlement requires Facebook to conduct a massive overhaul of its consumer privacy practices. The settlement [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Real Bunbury Australia Grandmother Jailed Over ‘Lover’ Scam Are We Beginning To See Scammers Training Mules To Be Scammers? IS THIS HER FACEBOOK PROFILE? [contentcards url="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012511511787" target="_blank"] Deborah Maree Taylor tricked a German man into thinking she was a US Army sergeant who needed more [...]
SCARS™ Psychology of ScamsPsychology Of ScamsPsychology Of Scams is the study of the psychological or emotional effects of scams or financial fraud on victims of these crimes. It helps victims to better understand the impact of scams on them personally or on others. To find the SCARS articles on the Psychology of Scams, use the search option to enter the term and find them.: Jay Shetty on Letting Go! [Video] Learning The Real Pain Of Holding On Is The First Step In Letting Go! If we don't heal the pain of our past we will bleed all over our future. 5 Ways to Let Go of Past Hurts from [...]
SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: TEDed Introduction To Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [VIDEO] What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: 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. 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™ Insight: Executive OrderExecutive OrderAn executive order is a directive from the President that has much of the same power as a federal law. Several landmark moments in American history came about directly from the use of executive orders issued from the United States President’s desk, including one Supreme Court decision that limited a presidential executive order issued by Harry Truman. Regarding Transnational Criminal Organizations While a large portion of the intent of this Executive Order is on transnational criminality, its action also includes online and Internet-based 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., scams, and 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.. It formalizes a United States Government response to place new attention of all forms of transnational crime [...]
The SCARS Victims' Assistance & Support Model SCARS Is The Only Crime Victims' Assistance Organization With A Focus On Cybercrime Victims, And The Only One With Proven Recovery Solutions For Scam Victims. All of our groups are pieces of a larger puzzle. They are the funnel that can lead victims [...]
SCARS™ Advocacy: President Donald Trump's Executive OrdersExecutive OrderAn executive order is a directive from the President that has much of the same power as a federal law. Several landmark moments in American history came about directly from the use of executive orders issued from the United States President’s desk, including one Supreme Court decision that limited a presidential executive order issued by Harry Truman. Relating To Cybercrime We Applaud President Donald Trump For His Commitment To Strengthening Internet Safety And Critical Online Infrastructure. 2017-Present Here is a list of President Trump's Executive Orders that matter to us: EO 13873: Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services [...]
SCARS™ Insight: Facebook Community Standards Enforcement Report 2019 From SCARS|ANALYTICS™ How Prevalent Were Fake Account Violations On Facebook? Facebook says that they estimate that fake accounts represented approximately 5% of our worldwide monthly active users (MAU) on Facebook during Q1 2019 and Q4 2018. BULLSHIT! [lwptoc] According To Facebook Community [...]
SCARS™ Scam Basics: Too Many Friends ANTI-SCAM TIP: TOO MANY FRIENDS Let's be real for a second. Adding someone who has thousands of friends to your Facebook friend's list (or connections on any social media) is like unsafe sex! Any interaction is going to leave you infected. Why? Because there [...]
SCARS™ Scam Basics: Why Do Scammers Always Ask You To Chat Somewhere Else? Why Do They Ask To Chat Somewhere Else? First, it is important to understand the risks of social media for scammers. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are high-value properties for scammers and they are easily lost. It takes [...]
SCARS™ SCAM VICTIM WARNING Official SCARS Statement Scam victims are being contacted on Facebook by someone from an amateur pretender one man anti-scam group to get victims to leave their support and recovery programs to join his. He is engaged in a campaign of defamation against our organization and others. [...]
SCARS™ Safety: The New Order On The Internet & Product Safety We Have To Change Our Attitudes And Behaviors [lwptoc] In The Beginning In the days of AmericaOnline, Compuserve, Prodigy, and even the early days of the web in the 90s, it was all about exploring the amazing world online. [...]
SCARS|ANALYTICS™ Infographic: The World Of Facebook Users What We Now Know About The World Of Facebook Users In 2019 50% - 1.1 Billion Fakes / over 100,000 Scammers creating and running scams - resulting in over 25 million scam victims on Facebook! This is based upon third-party published analysis and [...]
War With Facebook - A SCARS™ Commentary One of the Great Challenges of helping the public become aware of the true dangers online is the desire of the Social Media Companies to sweep it all under the rug. Facebook is the perfect example of their "Big Brother" desire to dominate [...]
SCARS™ Special Report: PlainSite™ Reality Check - Half Of Facebook Are Fakes! Has Facebook Lied About The Real Number Of Fakes? PLEASE SHARE THIS IMPORTANT PAGE In A New Report By Aaron Greenspan Dated January 24, 2019 - Facebook Is Revealed To Have Been Hiding An Incredible Secret! What seems too [...]
SCARS™ Announcement: Facebook Unpublished Our Main Page - But We Won Again! Once Again We Won Against Facebook! Facebook unpublished our main Facebook page on Friday to prevent you from reading about Scams & Scammers on Facebook, and the fact that we are a leading advocate for the regulation of [...]
SCARS™ Insight: Facebook Cracking Down Or Just On Crack? - - - - - - - - - NEW FACEBOOK SEXUAL CONTENT LIMITS In December of 2018 Facebook instituted new Community Standards to limit all "sexually explicit or suggestive" content. This has resulted in photos being removed even though the [...]
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.