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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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™ 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. Basics: How Do You Properly Report Scammers? Why Does It Matter Anyway? It is essential that law enforcement and the government knows about 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. & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do. By knowing better how many of these crimes take place, the [...]
SCARS™ Scam Basics: Stolen Photos Fact Scammers Have Created More Than ONE BILLION Fake Identities With Most Of Them Using Stolen Photos Photos Just Like These: They use them to create falsified passports used in an actual internet romance scams, such as this one: 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. PROFILE: Jessica [...]
SCARS™ ACT AGAINST SCAMS! - Call To Action Do You Want To Do Something To Make A Difference? Here is something very simple: Save this graphic to your phone / tablet / computer. Then when you find a fake profile, add it as a comment on the top post so other [...]
SCARS™ Christmas Gallery of Scammers 2018 A Motley Crew Of Barbary Scammers & Fakes Just In Time For The Festive Season! Of course, these photos are not really the scammers. They were stolen and used by the scammers. All have had their photos stolen by the scammers, and used to [...]
SCARS™ Scam News: Cyber-Crime Police Bust Nigerian-Led 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. That Cheated 21 People In India The Ahmedabad 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. Police On Monday, December 9, Busted A Racket Involving Six Members From Nigeria, Uganda, And India According to the complaint filed by one of the victims, one Nigerian national identified as Lawrence Okosun,40, [...]
RSN™ Insight: Why We Do What We Do? Many have asked why we do not post more photos of scammers on our Main Facebook Pages? (Here & Here) Updated November 2018 The Reason Is Actually A Simple One - But It Has Several Parts: 1) Facebook prohibits harassment or bullying [...]
U.S. Army Scammers / Fake Soldier Romance Scams - A SCARS Guide A Guide To Help You Better Understand Fake Soldier Scams Understanding Fake Soldier Romance Scams Online Romance Scam Information About Stolen Soldier Identities Useful 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. about military romance scams & identity [...]
RSN™ Guide: Scammer Fake Profiles A site visitor recently asked about the methods scammers use for fake profiles. A Typical Fake Profiles Will Have: Are all the photos stolen? How do they choose which photos to steal? Are the names all made up? Do they use different names? FAKE PHOTOS [...]
What Do Victims Believe? When Asked If They Believe They Were Scammed By The Actual Person In The Photo? 88% understood they were scammed by a Fake Identity, that the photo was stolen and used by scammers. 12% did not understand this. This Matters Because It Shows That 12% Do [...]
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