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SCARS™ Commentary: The Odds Of Being Scammed Again

SCARS™ Commentary: The Odds Of Being Scammed Again Here Is An Exercise In Understanding How Intuition (Or Your Gut) Is More Likely Wrong Than Right WATCH THIS VIDEO AND THEN READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE Was Your Intuition Right? The simple act of relying on your gut is by definition wrong. That is why knowledge and behaviors are a better approach to your safety than your intuition. Dealing with complexity is both something we [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Can You Correctly Identify A Victim?

SCARS™ Insight: Can You Correctly Identify A Victim? What Is A Victim? vic·tim /ˈviktəm/ The word is a noun, meaning: a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action. or a person who is tricked or duped. Who Is A Victim Of Crime - The Legal Definition From The U.S. Department of Justice Definition of a victim: A victim is defined as a person who has [...]

SCARS™ Recovery: Phases Of Recovery

SCARS™ Recovery: Phases Of Recovery Scam victims go through a series of phases from the scam to recovery. Many victims do not make it through all of them and become trapped in denial or anger, preventing them from recovery. Sadly the majority of victims do not recover, but being aware of the process can help you recognize where you are and what steps you need to take to move forward through the process. Phases [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Inside India’s Scam Call Centers

SCARS™ Insight: Inside India's Scam Call Centers Indian Based Scammers are beginning to be the world's greatest danger in online fraud. The Indians - who in many cases were trained by ex-patriot Nigerians have organized to an extraordinary extent, and are converting legitimate call centers through India into Scamming Center. These organized crime businesses are going so far as to align themselves with local police, contributing to civic activities, and on the outside appear to [...]

Clothes As Therapy For Scam Victims: When & How Does Enclothed Cognition Work?

Clothes As Therapy For Scam Victims: When & How Does "Enclothed Cognition" Work? You have all heard the phrase “Clothing Makes The Man” (or Woman) As trauma victims, finding ways to overcome your trauma and regain control in your life is very important and powerful. We talk a lot about trying to let go of the anger and the artifacts of the experience, but we humans tend to surround ourselves with other less obvious artifacts [...]

SCARS™ Victim Alert: U.S. DoJ & FBI Internet Fraud Victims’ Notice

SCARS™ Victim Alert: U.S. DoJ & FBI Internet Fraud Victims' Notice Important Notice to Victims of Internet Fraud from the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee is prosecuting numerous individuals in connection with an international fraud perpetrated, in part, through online dating websites. If you have sent or been asked to send money to or on behalf of the following, you may be a victim [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Helping & Evaluating Older Scam Victims 

SCARS™ Insight: Helping & Evaluating Older Scam Victims SCARS strives to help scam victims and their families at the same time. Some of our articles are oriented towards victims, but some victims need broader help when they are unable to access the scam and their risks from future scams. In these cases, it is necessary to approach the problem from a different perspective. Not from blaming the victim, but from understanding some victims need to [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Criminal Crack Down On Money Mules Worldwide

SCARS™ Special Report: Criminal Crack Down On Money Mules Worldwide More and more, law enforcement is less likely to look the other way when it comes to Money Mules. It depends on the circumstances but more and more Money Mules are being prosecuted and going to jail! Additionally, they have significantly high liability to being sued by the victims they helped rob or scam! Europol and the FBI both are taking this deadly seriously. Here [...]

SCARS™ Crime Prevention Campaign: Stop Elder Abuse!

SCARS™ Crime Prevention Campaign: Stop Elder Abuse! World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was this month. But before it passes let's focus on stopping this depravity! Join SCARS, the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crimes, the National Crime Prevention Council, and others in acknowledging World Elder Abuse Awareness this June. This annual event is a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. To acknowledge this [...]