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Evolution In Pig Butchering Scams – A Guest Editorial By Brad Gorka

Evolution In Pig Butchering Scams A Guest EditorialGuest Editorial A Guest Editorial is an article written by an outside contributor or author who is not a part of the SCARS Management or SCARS Editorial Team. We allow scam victims and stakeholders to contribute articles, commentary, or editorials for publication on for review and publishing. To submit an article please send it to By Brad Gorka About A New Trend In Scams How Scams Work - A SCARS Insight Inevitable Evolution Of Crypto Pig Butchering Is Here - More Gifts From AIAI Artificial intelligence (AI) is wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. Machine learning is a subset of Artificial Intelligence. An Editorial By Brad Gorka, Cybersecurity Professional, CISO, [...]

How To Avoid Pig Butchering Scams [VIDEO]

How To Avoid Pig Butchering Scams An Overview Of This New Plague! How Scams Work - A SCARS Insight Pig Butchering Scams: What They Are and How to Avoid Them Don’t trust that unexpected text or direct message from a stranger—it [...]

Fake FBI Agent

Fake FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. Agents How To Spot A Fake FBI Agent That May Call You Or Appear In Person! How Scams Work - A SCARS Insight Many Times Scam Victims Will Get A Call From Someone Claiming To Be From The FBI These are often from [...]

An All New Trend – Using BEC Scams To Steal Goods

Using BEC Scams To Steal Goods An All New Trend In Scams How Scams Work - A SCARS Insight Criminal Actors Use Business Email Compromise to Steal Large Shipments of Food Products and Ingredients What? The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Food and Drug [...]

Impersonating Brands Consumers Trust

Impersonating Brands Consumers Trust In Search Engine Advertisements How Scams Work - A SCARS Insight Cyber Criminals Are Impersonating Brands Consumers Trust Using Search Engine Advertisement Services to Defraud The Public The FBI is warning the public that cybercriminals are using search engine advertisement services [...]

Spotting Health Insurance Scams

Spotting U.S. Health Insurance Scams How Scams Work While This Is Not About Romance Scams These Are A Kind Of Relationship ScamRelationship 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?! A SCARS Series Health Insurance Scams Are Exploding Out Of Control Wading through your health insurance options and plans can be complex, overwhelming, [...]

Scam Warning: New Type Of Crypto Investment Scam – Liquidity Mining Crypto Scam

New Type Of Crypto Investment ScamInvestment Scam When a caller claims to have a promising investment opportunity that will help you get rich quick, it's likely a scam. Liquidity Mining Crypto Scam A SCARS Scam Warning An Important Warning About A Cryptocurrency Scam Using An Investment Strategy Called Liquidity Mining Scammers may refer to the investment opportunity as a 'liquidity pool', 'liquidity mining', or 'mining pool' - [...]

Social Media Money Flipping Scam

Social Media Money Flipping Scam How Scams Work A SCARS Insight Social Media Scams Come In Every Imaginable Kind! This IS Just One More! In this case, scammers are using social media platforms and banking appsApps Applications or Apps An application (software), commonly referred to as an ‘app’ is a program on a computer, tablet, mobile phone or device. Apps are designed for specific tasks, including checking the weather, accessing the internet, looking at photos, playing media, mobile banking, etc. Many apps can access the internet if needed and can be downloaded (used) either for a price or for free. Apps are a major point of vulnerability on all devices. Some are designed to be malicious, such as logging keystrokes or activity, and others can even transport malware. Always be careful about any app you are thinking about installing. to solicit large sums of cash from victims. This [...]

Impersonation of Law Enforcement and Government Officials

 Impersonation of Law Enforcement and Government Officials Government Impersonation Scams - How Scams Work A SCARS Insight Government Impersonation Scams Are Widespread And Expanding! The ongoing widespread fraud schemes in which scammers impersonate law enforcement or government officials in attempts to extort money or steal [...]

Elder Frauds & Scams

Elder Frauds & Scams How Criminals Defraud The Elderly Every Minute Of Every Day! How Scams Work by SCARS Elder Fraud Affects Millions Of People Every Year! Each year, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud or confidence scheme, including [...]

Skimming Scams

SkimmingSkimming The capturing of information from the magnetic stripe on your ATM and credit card by use of portable "skimmer" devices that are secretly installed on card-reading machines. Scams A Physical Scam To Capture Your Credit Card Numbers How Scams Work by SCARS What Is Skimming? First let us say that this is not an online form of fraud, however, because of the huge impact that it has it is important for [...]

New Crypto Payment Scam – A SCARS Alert

New Crypto Payment Scam A SCARS Alert How Scams Work! There's a New Spin On Scammers Asking People To Pay With Cryptocurrency. It involves an impersonator, a QR code, and a trip to a store (directed by a scammer on the phone) to send your money [...]

Clone Investment Company Scams

Clone Investment Company Scams An Old Scam With A New Face A SCARS Insight - How Scams Work For Hundreds Of Years There Have Been Investment Scams - But Today's Scammers Have It Easier Than Ever! From Romance Scams to Straight Investment Scams - Scammers [...]

How To Quickly Recognize And Stop A Romance Scam

How To Quickly Recognize And Stop A Romance Scam About Romance Scams - How Scams Work A SCARS Insight How To Stop A Romance Scam In Its Tracks Millions of people go online in search of romance, and while it does work out for a [...]

The Refugee Romance Scam – How Scams Work

The Refugee Romance Scam How Scams Work A SCARS Series No Situation Is Safe From Scams - Syria & Other Refugees Are No Exception In a classic case of “social engineering” scammers are using the Syrian refugee crisis to scam people out of [...]

Jobs Scams & Employment Scams – How Scams Work

Jobs & Employment Scams How Scams Work A SCARS Series Finding Employment Is Not Always Safe Jobs and employment scams trick you into handing over your money by offering you a ‘guaranteed’ way to make fast money or a high-paying job for little effort. How [...]

How Scams Work – Topic Page

SCARS Topics: How Scams Work Information For Scam Victims, Family & Friends On More articles will be added to this topic as they are created or catagorized

Understanding The Long Con – The Basic Mechanics Of A Relationship Scam – How Scams Work

How Scams Work: Understanding The Long ConLong con A "long con" or "big con" (also: long game) is a scam type that unfolds over several days or weeks; it may involve a team of swindlers, and even props, sets, extras, costumes, or scripted lines. It aims to rob the victim of huge sums of money or valuables, often by getting them to empty out banking accounts and borrow from family members. A romance scam is a Long Con. The Basic Mechanics Of A Relationship Scam A SCARS Insight What Is A Long Con? Con is derived from "Confidence TrickConfidence trick 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." A "Long Con" Or "Big Con" (Or Long Game) Is A Scam That Unfolds Over Several Days [...]

How Scams Work? Impersonation Romance Scams

How Scams Work? Impersonation Romance Scams African Style Impersonation Scams A SCARS Series How Scams Work? The Impersonation Romance Scam Almost all scams, frauds, or confidence tricks or schemes work along similar flows or have characteristics in common. Common Traits Almost all socially [...]

Example Money Recovery Scams [UPDATED]

Example Money Recovery Scams Updated August 2022 How Scams Work A SCARS Insight Throughout Social Media, You Are Drowned In Fake Money Recovery Scams Here is our guide for how you can tell the real ones from the fake ones! Yes, there actually are real [...]

SCARS Printed Books For Every Scam SurvivorSurvivor A Scam Survivor is a victim who has been able to fully accept the reality of their situation. That they were the victim of a crime and are not to blame. They are working on their emotional recovery and reduction of any trauma either on their own, through a qualified support organization, or through counseling or therapy. And has done their duty and reported the crime to their local police, national police, and on From SCARS Publishing


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SCARS GREN BOOK - The SCARS STEPS Guide to Scam Victim Recovery

Self-Help Self-Paced Recovery Program Guide


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 trauma 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 groups, 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 SLATE BOOK - A Guide For Families & Friends Of Scam Victims

SCARS SLATE BOOK – Let Us Explain What Happened!

A Guide 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 scams 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 RED BOOK - Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer

Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer


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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