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How To Spot Fake United States Military ID Cards

How To Spot Fake United States Military ID Cards Spotting Online Romance Scammers A SCARS Guide Originally published in 2017 - Updated Spotting Fake Soldiers Is Not Hard If Someone Sends You A Photo Of Their ID Card They Are A 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.! That is because [...]

New Research Study on Stolen Valor – Military Scams – STUDY NOW COMPLETED [UPDATED]

New Research Study on Stolen Valor - Military 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 STUDY HAS COMPLETED A Research Study by Tyleen Caffrey Worden School of Social Service, Our Lady of the Lake University SCARS has verified the validity and integrity of this research project. WE THANK TYLEEN CAFFREY FOR ALLOWING SCARS TO PARTICIPATE IN [...]

United States Military & Social Media – a SCARS Guide

United States Military & Social Media - a SCARS Guide Learn how the U.S. Military Works & Uses Social Media This guide covers the rules and limitations of the U.S. Military Online! Here is the Information You Need to Understand the U.S. Military [...]

Japan Is The New Battleground For The War On Romance Scams – SCARS™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS™ 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. NEWS: Japan Is The New Battleground For The War On Romance Scams Four Men Arrested Over Online Romance Scam After Japanese Woman Cheated Out Of Millions Of Yen Four men were arrested Tuesday for allegedly scamming several women out of large amounts of money by feigning romantic interest [...]

Military Impersonation Scams – SCARS™ Scam Basics

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Military 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. Scams Romance Scams Variation: Impersonation Of Military Personnel A dominant technique romance scammers use is to impersonate American (90% of the time) military personnel. Scammers prefer to use the images, names, and profiles of soldiers as this usually inspires confidence, trust and admiration in their [...]

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 [...]

N31 Million (US$85,000) Recovered From Five Yahoo Boys After Arrest [Photo] – SCARS™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS™ SCAM NEWS: N31 Million (US$85,000) Recovered From Five Yahoo Boys After Arrest [Photo] Suspected Internet Fraudsters Have Been Arrested By Men Of The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission In Lagos, Nigeria From Nigerian News: The 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., Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested five suspected Internet [...]

Scammer Calculator – SCARS™ Insight [Infographic]

SCARS™ Insight: Scammer Calculator [InfographicInfographic Infographics (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.] It Is Not Hard To Tell If A Stranger That Contacts You Online Is A Scammer. 99% of the time any stranger that contacts you online WILL be a scammer! Hopefully, this will help you decide if you are talking to a scammer ... [...]

Colonel Tristan B.L. Siegel – SCARS™ Victims Speak Out

SCARS™ Victims Speak Out: Colonel Tristan B.L. Siegel In an interview with a Florida Tampa Bay 8 TV Station, Colonel Tristan B.L. Siegel speaks out about his and his family's experience with scammers stealing his identity. Presented to provide accessibility for this important story. Third-party copyright acknowledged © WFLA [...]

Northern Ireland Romance Scam Victim ‘Just Wanted To Be Loved’ – A Scam Victim’s Story

Northern Ireland Romance Scam Victim A SCARS Scam Victim's Story Just Wanted To Be Loved A Victim's Story From The BBC » A woman who was duped into sending thousands of pounds to a 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. she met online has said she fell for [...]

Official U.S. Airforce Warning – SCARS™ Special Report

SCARS™ Special Report: Official U.S. Airforce Warning Take Proactive Measures, Research To Prevent Scams By Senior Airman William Tracy, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs / Published January 29, 2019 Scams Have Been Around Since The Dawn Of Civilization, However, And Thanks To Technology, They Have Grown In Sophistication An example of [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Gallery: Winter Soldiers

SCARS™ Scammer Gallery: Winter Soldiers Collection Of Latest Stolen Soldier Photos #38198 Here are photos we have found being used recently by scammers! Remember, scammers use thousands of fake or stolen names for each face they steal. Don't worry about a name, there are hundreds of millions of fake profiles [...]

Stolen Face / Stolen Identity – Army General Mark Milley: Do You Know Him?

Stolen Identity: Do You Know Him? Army General Mark Milley Impersonation VictimImpersonation Victim An impersonation victim is someone who has had their identity or images used by someone who imitates or copies their identity to scam or defraud another. This is 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 this victim, in order to commit fraud, such as accessing confidential information or gaining property from someone else. Frequently used by scammers to fool women! You Have Probably Seen His Photos Before! The real Army General Mark Milley is a General in the United States Army Army General Mark Milley Is Another Scammers Choice Award Winner [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Gallery: Recent Fake Military IDs #35464

SCARS™ Scammer Gallery: Recent Fake Military IDs #35464 Here are photos of fake Military IDs we have found being used recently by scammers! Here is a perfect example of how the scammers photoshop and edit these IDs: Remember, scammers use thousands of fake or stolen names for each face [...]

U.S. Army Scammers / Fake Soldier Romance Scams – A SCARS Guide

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 impersonation about military romance scams & identity [...]

Stranger Trust – How Did You Get Captured In A Scam

Stranger Trust - How Did You Get Captured In A Scam Trusting A Stranger Was Your Major Mistake From this mistake, everything else flowed! Psychology of ScamsPsychology Of Scams Psychology 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.: Stranger Trust - How Did You Get Captured In A Scam Talking To And Trusting Strangers, [...]

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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 BLUE BOOK - Survivor's Recovery Journal
SCARS LIME BOOK - Wisdom & Motivation for Scam Victims
SCARS CHERRY BOOK - A Guide To Understanding Your Fear
SCARS WORKBOOK - 8 Steps To Improvement
SCARS WORKBOOK - Understanding Self-Blame, Guilt, and Shame
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