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 Does This Scam Work? The scammer contacts you by email, letter, or phone and offers you a job that requires very little effort for high [...]

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 lot of folks, there are also plenty of fishy people lying in wait! Scammers are always there impersonating real people and pretending to be interested [...]

Business & Personal Gift Card Scams – Don’t Pay For Anything With A Gift Card – How Scams Work!

BEC Scams - Don’t Pay For Anything With A Gift Card How Scams Work! Business Email & Phone Gift Card Scams A SCARS Insight Look, Your Boss Isn’t Emailing You About A Gift Card It's A Scam Did you get an email from your boss asking you for a favor? Does your boss need you to send gift cards to pay for an upcoming office party? Before you go out and [...]

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

How Scams Work: Understanding The Long Con The Basic Mechanics Of A Relationship Scam A SCARS Insight What Is A Long Con? Con is derived from "Confidence Trick" A "Long Con" Or "Big Con" (Or Long Game) Is A Scam That Unfolds Over Several Days Or Weeks, Or Even Years. It may involve one scammer or a team of fraudsters working together (a team), and even props ( such as [...]

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 money and information. Whenever a humanitarian crisis hits, scammers will set up fake websites, send phishing emails, and use social media such as Facebook to [...]

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 engineered scams or fraud have some basic common factors: A stranger contacts you - by email, phone, or online They use photos & identities of [...]