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A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims.
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SCARS Newsletter - Edition September 30, 2021 Click Here for Our Latest SCARS Newsletter Published On Revue Scroll to view the full newsletter TAGS: SCARS, SCARS Newsletter, ScamScamA 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. News
SCARS™ Advocacy: In The Aftermath Of Major ScammerScammerA Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. Bust American US Bank Stops Western Union Transfers To Nigeria First American Bank Begins Boycotting Money Transfers To Nigeria! Barely one week after the 80 fraudsterFraudsterA Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. busts by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBIFBIFBI - 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.), a photo of a US bank refusing [...]
SCARS™ Law Enforcement Action: 80 Nigerian Scammers Indicted - Actual Names Of Defendants For More Information About This Case: News » Department of Justice Statement » Actual Indictment Document » Operation WireWire 80 indicted in online fraudFraudIn law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements.
A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. scheme that stole millions across the U.S. DEFENDANTS INDICTED: Their legal [...]
SCARS™ Law Enforcement Action: The 80 Person Indictment Document UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA October 2018 Grand Jury I N D I C T M E N T [1 8 U.S.C. § 1956(h): Conspiracy to Engage in Money LaunderingMoney launderingMoney laundering is the illegal process of concealing the origins of money obtained illegally by passing it through a complex sequence of banking transfers or commercial transactions. Money laundering can be done through various mediums, leveraging a variety of payment vehicles, people and institutions.; 18 U.S.C. § 1 349 [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Massive International Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracy Detailed in Federal Grand Jury Indictment that Charges 80 Defendants Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of California OFICIAL DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RELEASE Thursday, August 22, 2019 CriminalCriminalA criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. Indictment LOS ANGELES – A 252-count federal grand [...]
SCARS™ Law Enforcement Action Against ScamsScamsA 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.: Operation WireWire The United State Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Working with Partner Agencies Domestically and Around the World in a Large-Scale Coordinated Effort to Dismantle International BEC Scams WireWire Operation Background: United States Federal authorities—including the Department of Justice and the FBI—announced in [...]
SCARS™ Major Scam & Scamming News: Famous Nigerian Prince Arrested Along With A Total Of 80 Scammers With $46 Million This Brings The Total Of Scammers Arrested In 2019 To Over 4,000 This Is Part Of The Indictment Of Over 80 Nigerians For ImpersonationImpersonationAn impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for impersonating someone, such as: part of a criminal act such as identity theft, online impersonation scam, or other fraud. This is usually where the criminal is trying to assume the identity of another, in order to commit fraud, such as accessing confidential information or to gain property not belonging to them. Also known as social engineering and impostors. Scams This Month Famous Nigerian Prince [...]
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 [...]
Victims Want What Scammers Offer Scam Basics by SCARS Internet Romance Scammers Know What Their Victims Are Longing To Hear It can be surprisingly easy to fall prey to a romance scam — and has nothing to do with stupidity, an online fraud [...]
Why Internet Fraud Thrives A Nigerian Perspective A SCARS Insight Why Nigerian Online Fraud Thrives According to Blueprint (Nigeria) ... Why internet fraud thrives Even though crimes have been with society for ages, the recent upsurge in internet crime is unparalleled. ELEOJO IDACHABA [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Key Player in Jamaican Lottery ScamLottery ScamThese scams involve someone claiming you won a prize. However, they say you must pay a fee or provide sensitive banking information in order to get it. They keep the money, and you get nothing for it. Sentenced to 4 Years A Federal Judge In North Dakota Has Sentenced A Rhode Island Woman To Four Years In Prison For Funneling Lottery Scam Money Between The U.S. And Jamaica. Melinda Bulgin According To The Story [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian Court Jails Romance Scam Fraudster The Romance Scams Behind The Name Kelvin Clark, A Fake Identity Of An American Soldier, Has Been Sent To Prison! Nigerian Court Sentences Romance Scam Fraudster to 7 Months In Prison Over a $13,700 Scam Nigerian Justice M.L. [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigeria's EFCCEFCCEconomic and Financial Crimes Commission
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud), scams, and money laundering. The EFCC was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community's efforts to fight money laundering. The agency has its head office in Abuja, Nigeria. Arrests Another 18 Suspected Yahoo Boys Operatives of the special task force of the EFCC's Uyo Zonal Office of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday June 20, 2019, made a harvest of eleven suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 16 ‘Yahoo Boys’ Nigeria's EFCC Arrests 16 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In The Nigerian Delta State Operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in an early morning raid on Saturday, June 22, 2019, [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Real Bunbury Australia Grandmother Jailed Over ‘Lover’ Scam Are We Beginning To See Scammers Training Mules To Be Scammers? IS THIS HER FACEBOOK PROFILE? [contentcards url="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012511511787" target="_blank"] Deborah Maree Taylor tricked a German man into thinking she was a US Army sergeant who needed more [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 27 Scammers Nigerian EFCC Arrests Another 27 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ogun, Nigeria The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested 27 suspected fraudsters for offenses bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretenses, forgery, [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian EFCC Arrests 27 ‘Yahoo-Boys’ Nigerian EFCC Arrests 27 Suspected ‘Yahoo-Boys’ In Osogbo, Nigeria And Recovers 8 Exotic Cars The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, Thursday arrested 27 suspected internet fraudsters suspected to be Yahoo boys in Osogbo when the operatives [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian Scammers Being Arrested In India Nigerian Arrested For Duping People On Facebook The accused identified as Arthur Okeke alias Arthur Akunne Arthur is a Nigerian national and was living in Shiv Vihar area of New Delhi The police team is looking for the other [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Thailand Crackdown Forces Romance Scam Syndicates To Malaysia [GALLERY] In Just One Year, 2018, A Whopping 162.2 Million Baht (RM22.39 million Malaysian OR US$5,133,479.96) Was Fleeced From Thailand Victims Who Fell Prey To Online Romance Scams Operating In Thailand But with the heat on them, [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian Romance Scam Suspect In U.S. Court Kelly Itive A Nigerian Romance Scammer Is Facing Charges The man believed to be behind a “Nigerian romance scam” that defrauded to Colorado Springs women out of thousands of dollars was in court Thursday. Kelly Itive Is Charged [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: GangGangA gang is normally a group or society of associated criminals with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over a territory or business practice in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior. Online gangs are not limited by territory and may operate side by side with other gangs while engaging in crime online. Some members of criminal gangs are initiated (by going through a process of initiation), or have to prove their loyalty and right to belong by committing certain acts, usually theft or violence, or rituals. Gangs are usually rougher and more visible than scammer cartels, and more often arrested. Of Fraudsters Jailed For 43 Years By The UK Metropolitan Police After Reports To UK's Action FraudActionFraudAction Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
WEBSITE LINK A Gang Of Fraudsters Have Been Jailed For A Total Of More Than 43 Years For Their Parts In The Theft Of Millions Of Pounds From Businesses [...]
SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: EFCC Arrests More ‘Yahoo Boys’ In Lagos Nigeria The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested four suspected fraudsters for involvement in internet crimes. EFCC spokesman, in a statement, gave their names as: Salako Segun, Bryan Emeka, Jason Odunola and Daniel [...]
SCARS™ Victim Recovery Book Club: Recommended Book - The White Knight SyndromeSyndromeIt is a group of symptoms that can consistently occur together or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms.: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others By Mary C. Lamia (Author), Marilyn J. Krieger (Author) Rescuing Others, Losing Yourself Excerpt: Are you a white knight? Are you attracted to needy, damaged, or helpless people? Do you feel like [...]
SCARS™ SCAM NEWS: Two Nigerians Arrested For Internet Love ScamLove scamDating scammers or love scammers create fake identities on dating apps and social media to coax you into fake online relationships. They often quickly move to personal channels such as phone or email, using your trust to acquire money or personal info, or help you hide their criminal activities. You'll probably never meet them in person. This is a relationship scam. In Singapore Two Nigerians To Be Charged Over Internet Love Scam SINGAPORE: Two Nigerian men will be charged in court on Tuesday (May 14) for allegedly recruiting two Singaporean women for a transnational Internet love scam. This is the first time [...]
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