Common Health Scams – What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

Common Health Scams What You Don't Know Can Kill You A SCARS Insight Portions Courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission Report All Fraud to the FTC Health Scams Not Only Steal Your Money But Affect Your Health! People spend billions of dollars a year on products and treatments in the hope of improving their health and fitness. But a lot of that money goes to companies that make fake claims [...]

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 [...]

Latest Update On Western Union Repayment Program – June 30 2021

Latest Update On Western Union Repayment Program - June 2021 They Are Re-Opening Their Program To New Applicants Worldwide - Wednesday, June 30, 2021 A SCARS Money Recovery Update “We are pleased that thus far over $350 million has been returned to approximately 150,000 victims, many who are among the most vulnerable: the elderly." Said the U.S. Department of Justice Department of Justice Begins Third Distribution of Forfeited [...]

A Quick Reminder To Report All Scams

A Quick Reminder To Report All Scams A SCARS Anti-Scam Tip Click Here To Learn Why Reporting Matters! Click Here  How Do You Properly Report Scammers? REPORT EVERY SCAM - IT MATTERS! It is essential that law enforcement knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do immediately - eventually, the data does accumulate and can [...]

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 [...]

Identity Theft Awareness Week

Identity Theft can Happen to Anyone, Especially Scam Victims, but there are things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk. Join the FTC and SCARS for free webinars and other events during Identity Theft Awareness Week, February 1 – 5, 2021. We’ll highlight what you can do to protect your personal information, red-flag warning signs of possible identity theft, and what to do if identity theft happens to you. Here’s what’s on tap. [...]

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 [...]

SCARS™ Advocacy: What The FTC Facebook Settlement Means For Consumers

SCARS™ Advocacy: What The FTC 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 also makes major changes to Facebook’s operations and CEO Mark Zuckerberg no longer has sole control over privacy. First, some background. Facebook is a social [...]

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 » - - - [...]