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KILLWARE – A New Trend In Cybercrime

KILLWARE - A New Trend In CybercrimeCybercrime Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. MalwareMalware Short for "malicious software," this term means computer viruses and other types of programs that cybercriminals use to disrupt or access your computer, typically with the aim of gathering sensitive files and accounts. With The Intent To Harm Or Kill Humans! A SCARS Cybercrime Insight Over The Last Two Years, We Have Seen Malware Used To Hurt Humans! What is Killware? Killware is a program or code that deploys on [...]

Social Media Safety – Securing Key Accounts

Social Media Safety Securing Key Accounts A SCARS Insight Your Social Media Platforms Staying Safe Online Is No Joke! Social media platforms have become an integral part of online lives. Social networks are a great way to stay connected with others, but you should be [...]

McAfee’s Guide To Sharing Online Safely

McAfee's Ultimate Guide To Sharing Online Courtesy of McAfee Presented by SCARS In A Recent Article By Mcafee, They Laid Out The Essentials For Sharing Safely Online And In Social Media Source: https://www.mcafee.com/blogs/consumer/consumer-cyber-awareness/the-ultimate-guide-to-safe-sharing-online/ The following is shared with our audience in the hope [...]

FBI Advice On Children’s Online Dangers

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. Advice On Children's Online Dangers Advice on how to keep your family safe online! United States Attorney’s Office, FBI Warns of Online Dangers As the world continues to operate in a more virtual environment due to COVID-19 restrictions, Acting United States Attorney [...]

SCARS™ Cyber Basics: Social Media Cybersecurity

SCARS™ Cyber Basics: Social Media Cybersecurity Now More Than Ever, Consumers Spend Increasing Amounts Of Time On The Internet With every social media account you sign up for, every picture you post, and status you update, you are sharing information about yourself with the world. How can you be proactive to [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Talking with Kids About Being Online

SCARS™ Special Report: Talking with Kids About Being Online From: First Lady Melania Trump, White House, and the Federal Trade Commission, Washington D.C. This guide from the Federal Trade Commission covers issues to raise with kids about living their lives online. [lwptoc] Introduction By First Lady Melania Trump As First [...]

SCARS™ SCAM VICTIM WARNING

SCARS™ SCAMScam 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. VICTIM WARNING Official SCARS Statement Scam victims are being contacted on Facebook by someone from an amateur pretender one man anti-scam group to get victims to leave their support and recovery programs to join his. He is engaged in a campaign of defamation against our organization and others. [...]

US|GCP™ Guide To Scams and Your Small Business

US|GCP™ Guide To ScamsScams 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. and Your Small Business Proudly shared by SCARS™ If you own a small business or are part of a non-profit organization, you spend a lot of time and effort making sure the organization works well. But when scammers go after your organization, it can hurt your [...]

Facebook 10 Year Challenge Scam/Hoax – a SCARS™ Special Report

SCARS™ Special Report: Facebook 10 Year Challenge Scam/Hoax 10 Year Challenge: A Social media Scam Or A Funny Memes Post? If you frequently use Social media, you must have noticed a trend in the past two weeks of people posting their selfies side-by-side, one at current age in 2019 and another [...]

Top Online Privacy Tips [VIDEO] – SCARS™ ScamTV™ & Stop|Think|Connect™

SCARS™ ScamTV™ & Stop|Think|Connect™ : Top Online Privacy Tips [VIDEO]   To Join SCARS Visit www.AgainstScams.org To See All Of Our SCARS / RSN Anti-Scam Posters Click Here » Copyright © Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Incorporated [SCARS] Third-Party Copyrights Acknowledged A Division Of The Society Of Citzens Against [...]

LGBTQ Online Safety Guide – SCARS™ Insight

SCARS™ Insight: LGBTQ Online Safety Guide What LGBTQ Communities Should Know About Online Safety Download the LGBTQ_Online_Safety Guide [PDF] »   SCARS™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: LGBTQ, Online Safety, Stop-Think-Connect, USDHS, Department of Homeland SecurityDepartment of Homeland Security The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the U.S. federal executive department (under the President) responsible for public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries. Its stated missions involve anti-terrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cybersecurity, and disaster prevention and management., Cybersafety, Cybersecurity, END   - - - Tell us about your experiences [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Facebook Cracking Down Or Just On Crack?

SCARS™ Insight: Facebook Cracking Down Or Just On Crack? - - - - - - - - - NEW FACEBOOK SEXUAL CONTENT LIMITS In December of 2018 Facebook instituted new Community Standards to limit all "sexually explicit or suggestive" content. This has resulted in photos being removed even though the [...]

RSN™ Guide: Anti-Scam Security Test For Your Friends & Family

RSN™ Guide: Anti-Scam Security Test For Your Friends & Family Pretend To Be A ScammerScammer A 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. To Save Your Friends & Family Do You Want To Save Your Friends And Family From Scammers? Here Is An Anti-Scammer Intrusion Test The purpose is to test your friends and family reactions to a real-life [...]

RSN™ Commentary: You Expected A List?

RSN™ Commentary: You Expected A List? Every New Victim Expects There To Be A List Of All Scammers, There Is Not. With over 1 billion fake identities online NO ONE has the resources to catalog more than 1% think about that, 1% is still 10 million fake identities! Reporting helps [...]

RSN™ Guide: Simple Steps for Internet Safety

RSN™ Guide: Simple Steps for Internet Safety Updated: August 2018 In today’s digital world, online safety should be of paramount concern for all individuals and organizations because the threats posed by cybercriminals can’t be ignored. And to counteract these threats, there are steps you can take to minimize the risks [...]

Why Are You Here?

LET US ASK YOU: WHY ARE YOU HERE? An RSN Commentary - We help more than a thousand people a day. Half say nothing is being done by anyone. Another quarter ask basic questions that we answer almost every day in our posts, notes, and comment, but they never look. [...]

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

SCARS GREEN BOOK
Self-Help Self-Paced Recovery Program Guide

LEARN HOW TO RECOVER ON YOUR OWN

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 traumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS. 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 groupsSupport Groups In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic, such as romance scams. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy. They can be supervised or not. SCARS support groups are moderated by the SCARS Team and or volunteers., 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 RED BOOK - Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer

SCARS RED BOOK
Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer

ORGANIZE YOUR INFORMATION TO MAKE THE REPORTING PROCESS SIMPLE!

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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SCARS SLATE BOOK - A Guide For Families & Friends Of Scam Victims

SCARS SLATE BOOK
A Guide For Families & Friends Of Scam Victims

HOW TO HELP ROMANCE SCAM VICTIMS 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 scamsRelationship 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? 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 BLUE BOOK - Survivor's Recovery Journal
SCARS LIME BOOK - Wisdom & Motivation for Scam Victims
SCARS CHERRY BOOK - A Guide To Understanding Your Fear
SCARS WORKBOOK - 8 Steps To Improvement
SCARS WORKBOOK - Understanding Self-Blame, Guilt, and Shame
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