What Does The FBI’s IC3.gov Actually Do?

What Does The FBI's IC3.gov Actually Do? Helping Scam Victims Report These Crimes A SCARS Special Report Originally Published 2018 What Is The FBI's IC3.gov? The FBI's IC3 Accepts Online Internet Crime Complaints From Either The Actual Victim Or From A Third Party To The Complainant They say that they can best process a complaint if they receive accurate and complete information from the person making the report. They request [...]

FBI Releases 2020 Internet Crime Report [UPDATED]

FBI Releases 2020 Internet Crime Report In 2020, while the American public was focused on protecting our families from a global pandemic and helping others in need, cybercriminals took advantage of an opportunity to profit from our dependence on technology to go on an Internet crime spree. These criminals used phishing, spoofing, extortion, and various types of Internet-enabled fraud to target the most vulnerable in our society - medical workers searching for personal protective [...]

FBI Protected Voices – Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scams [VIDEO]

FBI Protected Voices - Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scams [VIDEO] An informative official FBI video about Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scams. This was created during the 2020 election campaign period but applied to all BEC scams. It shows techniques and precautions a business can take. See More SCARS Videos on YouTube TAGS: SCARS, Information About Scams, Anti-Scam, Scams, Scammers, Fraudsters, Cybercrime, [...]

Inside The FBI Podcast – Holiday Scams | Presented by SCARS

Inside The FBI Podcast - Holiday Scams | Presented by SCARS If you cannot play the podcast go to: Inside The FBI - Holiday Scams | Presented by SCARS on SoundCloud Podcast Transcript Monica Grover: ‘Twas the holiday season, when all through the land, online shoppers clicked quickly to get gifts in hand. But while they were adding treats and toys to their carts, a holiday scammer was practicing his art. “Free gift cards! Free presents! Just follow this link!” He hoped hurried shoppers would not stop and think. But one savvy shopper saw the [...]

SCARS™ Crime Story: The Downfall Of Habeeb Audu

SCARS™ Crime Story: The Downfall Of Habeeb Audu U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of British Citizen For Operating An International Money Laundering And Fraud Network Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced that HABEEB AUDU, a/k/a “Dickson,” a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Nigeria, was [...]

Reporting To The FBI Around The World – SCARS™

SCARS™ Reporting Scams: Reporting To The FBI Around The World The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation maintains offices around the world, including in Ghana and Nigeria. The FBI has offices around the globe. These offices—called legal attachés or legats—are located in U.S. embassies. For more than seven decades, the FBI has stationed special agents and other personnel overseas to help protect Americans back home by building relationships with principal law enforcement, intelligence, and security services [...]

RSN™ Scam News: Indian Police Break Up Online Scam Center

RSN™ Scam News: Indian Police Break Up Online Scam Center Indian Police Break Up International Fake Computer Virus Scam Business Those arrested have been running the scam out of defunct call centers. Indian police have arrested nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding victims around the world by sending fake pop-up messages warning them that their computers were infected with a virus and offering to rectify the problem at a price. Police spokesman Ajay [...]

SCARS™ Major Scam & Scamming News: Famous Nigerian Prince Arrested Along With A Total Of 80 Scammers With $46 Million

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 Impersonation Scams This Month Famous Nigerian Prince Arrested with $46 Million: The relationship between a Japanese woman and a U.S. Army captain stationed in Syria started online, through an international social network [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: FBI Report To The U.S. Congress On Scams

SCARS™ Special Report: FBI Report To The U.S. Congress On Scams On June 9th, 2020 the FBI's Assistant Direct Calvin Shivers delivered a report to congress on the state of online fraud during the Coronavirus crisis. Here is that report: BY: CALVIN A. SHIVERS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS, U.S DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR A HEARING ENTITLED: “COVID-19 FRAUD: [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Avoid Teen Sextortion [VIDEO]

SCARS™ Insight: Avoid Teen Sextortion [VIDEO] From the Federal Bureau of Investigation: Dangerous Connections - Youth Face A Massive Risk of Sextortion Online One victim was a 14-year-old boy from West Virginia. Another victim from Michigan was only 12. Yet another was a 17-year-old girl from Ohio who attempted suicide in a desperate try to escape the situation. In total, the FBI was able to identify 20 young people who were harassed, threatened, and sexually [...]

FBI Says Sextortion Activity on the Rise – SCARS|PODCAST™ [AUDIO] [TAMBIEN EN ESPAÑOL]

FBI Says Sextortion Activity on the Rise - SCARS|PODCAST™ [TAMBIEN EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO] The FBI is seeing a significant increase in activity involving sextortion—a federal crime that happens when an adult coerces a child to produce sexually explicit photographs or video of themselves and then send it to them over the Internet. If you want to share this podcast, click on the link below The FBI is seeing a significant increase in activity [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: U.S. FBI Reported Cybercrimes Passes 5 Million

SCARS™ Special Report: U.S. FBI Reported Cybercrimes Passes 5 Million Internet Crime Complaint Center Marks 20 Years And More Than 5 Million Reports From Early Frauds to Sophisticated Schemes, IC3 Has Tracked the Evolution of Online Crime NOTE: IT IS ESTIMATED CYBERCRIME VICTIMS ONLY REPORT BETWEEN 3% TO 5% OF ALL SCAMS AND CYBERCRIMES. THEREFORE THIS NUMBER SHOULD BE MULTIPLIED BY 20X TO GET A REAL SENSE OF THE NUMBER OF CYBERCRIMES OCCURRING. According to [...]

SCARS™ Law Enforcement Action Against Scams: Operation WireWire

SCARS™ Law Enforcement Action Against Scams: Operation WireWire The United State Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Working with Partner Agencies Domestically and Around the World  in a Large-Scale Coordinated Effort to Dismantle International BEC Scams WireWire Operation Background: United States Federal authorities—including the Department of Justice and the FBI—announced in June 2018 the major coordinated law enforcement effort to disrupt international business e-mail compromise (BEC) schemes that are designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers [...]

SCARS™ Victim Alert: U.S. DoJ & FBI Internet Fraud Victims’ Notice

SCARS™ Victim Alert: U.S. DoJ & FBI Internet Fraud Victims' Notice Important Notice to Victims of Internet Fraud from the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee is prosecuting numerous individuals in connection with an international fraud perpetrated, in part, through online dating websites. If you have sent or been asked to send money to or on behalf of the following, you may be a victim [...]