U.S. Federal Trade Commission Pivots In Major Change On Impersonation Scams

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Pivots In Major Change On Impersonation Scams This is the first significant action to help protect consumers since 2020 A SCARS Special Report On December 16, 2021 SCARS Was Invited By The U.S. Federal Trade Commission To Testify On that day, the FTC held a meeting to vote on new rulemaking to outlaw certain impersonation scams. SCARS was there in the meeting to support the new [...]

Special Report: Money Back From MoneyGram? [Updated]

Announcing The Money Back From Program MoneyGram [Updated] An FTC Money Remission Program A SCARS Special Report Money Back From MoneyGram? This article is from 2018 Please see our more recent articles for up to date information: U.S. FTC MoneyGram Refund Program Opens To Take Claims MoneyGram Refund Program Finally Starts Up After 4 Years Of Waiting! The Federal Trade Commission Announced A Settlement With MoneyGram For $125 [...]

U.S. FTC MoneyGram Refund Program Opens To Take Claims

U.S. FTC MoneyGram Refund Program Opens To Take Claims A SCARS Special Report Finally, After Nearly 4 Years Of Waiting! However, Pay Attention Because The Time Is VERY Short To Apply For A Refund Qualifications: Sent money via MoneyGram between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017 Any scam victim in any country If you used MoneyGram to send money to a scammer between January 1, 2013 and December [...]

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 theft of United States Army Soldiers and other Military Personnel! If You Suspect Someone Then They ARE A Scammer You may have a suspicion about [...]

Understanding Cybersecurity for Small Businesses [PDF][UPDATED]

Understanding Cybersecurity for Small Businesses [PDF][UPDATED] A SCARS™ Guide Originally published: March 2019 Helping small business come to grips with cybercesurity Essential Cybersecurity for Small Businesses A Guide by the Federal Trade Commission, NIST, SBA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and presented by SCARS Cybercriminals Target Companies Of All Sizes Knowing some cybersecurity basics and putting them in practice will help you protect your business and reduce the [...]

Official FTC Government Video : How To Report Fraud [VIDEO]

Official FTC Government Video : How To Report Fraud [VIDEO] The new Federal Trade Commission Fraud Reporting Portal. It is important to report all fraud/scams with the FBI (www.IC3.gov) - with SCARS on www.Anyscam.com - and with the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov See More SCARS Videos on YouTube TAGS: SCARS, Information About Scams, Anti-Scam, Scams, Scammers, Fraudsters, Cybercrime, Crybercriminals, Scam Victims, Online [...]

Romance Scams Take Record Dollars In 2020 Per FTC Data

Romance Scams Take Record Dollars In 2020 Per FTC Data The FTC Reports Scams Nearly doubled in 2020 Exactly as SCARS Analysis predicted FTC Analysis Or Romance Scam Data In 2020 The FTC Compiles is Romance Scams Data for 2020 Based upon what was Reported They say love hurts. With romance scams that’s doubly true – hearts are broken and wallets are emptied. For three years running, people [...]

SCAM WARNING: Fake FTC – Federal Trade Commission Websites

SCAM WARNING: Fake FTC - Federal Trade Commission Websites Government Impersonation Websites are very common! Always verify the web address (URL) of any government website before interacting. ScamWarning: “US Trading Commission” website is not the FTC Government Impersonation Scams Catch Million of Victims! It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but we are not flattered at all by a scam website designed to look [...]

SCAM Basics: The FTC’s How To Avoid Scams

SCAM Basics: The FTC's How To Avoid Scams Helpful Insights From The United States Government How to Avoid a Scam Recognizing these common signs of a scam could help you avoid falling for one. FOUR SIGNS THAT IT’S A SCAM 1. Scammers PRETEND to be from an organization you know. Scammers often pretend to be contacting you on behalf of the government. They might use a real name, [...]

SCARS™ Government Report: FTC Releases 2018 Privacy and Data Security Update

SCARS™ Government Report: FTC Releases 2018 Privacy and Data Security Update The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s primary privacy and data security enforcer, released its annual report highlighting its privacy and data security work for 2018. [See Below] The FTC’s privacy and security enforcement actions in 2018 included shutting down revenge porn website MyEx.com, approving a settlement with peer-to-peer payment service Venmo over deceptive privacy settings, approving an expanded settlement with Uber Technologies, Inc. to resolve data security and privacy [...]

Scams And Your Small Business – SCARS™ Guide

SCARS™ Guide: Scams And Your Small Business A Guide for Small-Medium Business from the Federal Trade Commission & SCARS Scams and Your Small Business If you own a small business or are part of a non-profit organization, you spend a lot of time and effort making sure the organization works well. But when scammers go after your organization, it can hurt your reputation and your bottom line. Your best protection? Learn the signs of scams [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Talking with Kids About Being Online

SCARS™ Special Report: Talking with Kids About Being Online From: First Lady Melania Trump, White House, and the Federal Trade Commission, Washington D.C. This guide from the Federal Trade Commission covers issues to raise with kids about living their lives online. [lwptoc] Introduction By First Lady Melania Trump As First Lady, I want to nurture the most valuable part of our society and our future: children. As adults, we take responsibility for helping children manage [...]

Stay Safe During Tax Time – SCARS™ Insight

SCARS™ Insight: Stay Safe During Tax Time Stay Safe From Cybercrime & Identity Theft During Tax Time Download the Tax-Tips-2018-STC Guide Here »   Provided by the Stop|Think|Connect campaign from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. SCARS is a partner organization to the Campaign.   SCARS™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: Phishing Scams, Email Scams, IRS Scams, Tax Scams, Tax Season, Phone Scams, Impersonation Scams, Social Media, Spyware, IRS Employees, IRS Calls, IRS [...]

Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams [Infographic] – SCARS™ Insight

SCARS™ Insight: Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams [Infographic]   Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams Infographic SCARS #ActAgainstScams Campaign     SCARS™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Internal Revenue Service, United States Government, IRS, Phone Scams, IRS Scam, Gift Card Scam, iTunes Scam, Tax Scam, Infographic, #ActAgainstScams, END   - - - Tell us about your experiences with Romance Scammers in our Scams Discussion Forum on Facebook » - - - [...]