Unemployment Identity Theft Explodes in the United States

Unemployment Identity Theft Explodes in the United States A SCARS Special Report Phishing scheme targets unemployment insurance benefits and PII Scam Victims Need To Be Especially Careful Have you gotten an alarming text message about your unemployment insurance benefits from what seems to be your state workforce agency? You’re not alone. Identity thieves are targeting millions of people nationwide with scam phishing texts aimed at stealing personal information, unemployment benefits, [...]

Spam and Phishing – Identity Theft, Fraud And Cybercrime Alert

Spam and Phishing Identity Theft, Fraud, And Cybercrime Alert A SCARS Insight Spam and Phishing Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their attempts to lure people in and get you to click on a link or open an attachment. More than half of all cyber-attacks are initiated by emails. Understanding how these attacks are triggered and how to protect yourself from them is vital in staying safe online. Malicious Email [...]

Scammers Using Your Identity

Scammers Using Your Identity You Gave Them All They Need! A SCARS Insight Scam Victims Send Money To Scammers! But Sometimes Scammers Keep The Money In The Victim's Name! There is a practice that has been going on for at least a decade in several African countries, and in Asia and the Middle East too! The Scenario A scam victim wants to send a sizable amount of money to [...]

Synthetic Identity Fraud — Hurts Real People

Synthetic Identity Fraud — Hurts Real People The New Battle In Financial Fraud A SCARS Insight “Fake” Synthetic Identities Hurt Real People According to Sontiq: Over the last few years, synthetic identity fraud has taken off. Once considered a complex and expensive crime to commit, synthetic ID fraud cost U.S. banks $1.8 billion in 2020 and is on track to cost banks $2.4 billion by 2023. Meanwhile, the U.S. [...]

Nigerian ‘Yahoo Boys’ Are Posing as US Military Members on Facebook

Nigerian 'Yahoo Boys' Are Posing as US Military Members on Facebook Courtesy of Military.com Presented by SCARS for Scam Victims An Insightful Article From Military.com About Nigerian Scammers! Video from Military.com - contains advertisement Courtesy of Military.com Nigerian 'Yahoo Boys' Are Posing as US Military Members on Facebook 5 Jul 2019 Military.com | By James Barber Facebook scammers go under [...]

The Challenges In Supporting Impersonation Scam Victims

The Challenges In Supporting Impersonation Scam Victims The Responsibility To Help Victims Understand The Mechanics Of Scams Many times this will conflict with their beliefs Our Responsibility Is Sometimes To Deliver Hard Truths A Discussion About Impersonation Scams And Accepting The Reality Of How They Work One of the great challenges of helping scam victims is that while we do accept what they tell us, but it is [...]

Another Stolen Identity Used To Scam Men: Janet Guzman

Another Stolen Identity Used To Scam Men: Janet Guzman Stolen Photos Appear In Billions Of Fake Profiles On Social Media And Dating Websites It is impossible to catalog all of them, but you can see many more on www.ScamsOnline.org - a separate SCARS website dedicated to displaying stolen photos and real scammer's photos we have found This Stolen Identity: Janet Guzman Do You Know Janet Guzman? She Is [...]

Do Not Photograph & Post Your Vaccine Cards [VIDEO]

Do Not Photograph & Post Your Vaccine Cards Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards. When you post it to Facebook, Instagram, or some other social media platform, you may be handing valuable info over to someone who could use it for identity theft You have to be more cautious about what you post online! Fraudsters Are Looking For Those Vaccine Card [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Kate Thornton “Bibi Bijoux”: Have You Seen Her? Another Stolen Face / Stolen Identity

Stolen Identity: Kate Thornton “Bibi Bijoux” Have You Seen Kate Thornton “Bibi Bijoux”? Successful Businesswoman & Impersonation Victim Frequently Used By Scammers To Fool Men! You Have Probably Seen Her Photos Before! The real Kate Thornton, also known as “Bibi Bijoux” is a successful British Entrepreneur Kate Thornton “Bibi Bijoux” Is Another Scammers Choice Award Winner Of course, you don't really know Kate Thornton “Bibi Bijoux”, since these are stolen photos used by [...]

Jacinda Ardern: Have You Seen Her? Another Stolen Face / Stolen Identity

Stolen Identity: Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister Have You Seen Jacinda Ardern? Career Politician & Impersonation Victim Frequently Used By Scammers To Fool Men! You Have Probably Seen Her Photos Before! The real Jacinda Ardern is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern Is Another Scammers Choice Award Winner Of course, you don't really know Jacinda Ardern, since these are stolen photos used by African Romance Scammers, but she is [...]

Monifa Jansen: Have You Seen Her? Another Stolen Face / Stolen Identity

Stolen Identity: Monifa Jansen Have You Seen Monifa Jansen? She is a Model & Impersonation Victim Frequently Used By Scammers To Fool Men! You Have Probably Seen Her Photos Before! The real Monifa Jansen is a Model Monifa Jansen Is Another Scammers Choice Award Winner Of course, you don't really know Monifa Jansen, since these are stolen photos used by African Romance Scammers, but she is popular! If you see her photos on [...]

Antonella LaSirena: Have You Seen Her? Another Stolen Face / Stolen Identity

Stolen Identity: Antonella LaSirena Have You Seen Antonella LaSirena? Porn Actress & Adult Model & Impersonation Victim Frequently Used By Scammers To Fool Men! You Have Probably Seen Her Photos Before! If you like what we do, can you help us? We are an incorporated nonprofit based in Florida providing free education, support, and advocacy for victims of online crime, perhaps like you! Will you help us to continue offering our services for free [...]

Kim Min-Young: Have You Seen Her? She Is Another Stolen Face / Stolen Identity

Stolen Identity: Kim Min-Young Have You Seen Kim Min-Young? She Is K-Pop Star, Singer, Actress & Impersonation Victim Frequently Used By Scammers To Fool Men! You Have Probably Seen Her Photos Before! The real Kim Min-Young is a Korean Media Star Kim Min-Young Is Another Scammers Choice Award Winner Of course, you don't really know Kim Min-Young, since these are stolen photos used by African Romance Scammers, but she is popular! If you see her [...]