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SCARS Position Statement Against Scambaiting

SCARS Position Statement Against Scambaiting A Commentary On False Solutions April 2021 Regarding Recent Studies Of Scambaiting By Noted Academics Recently, two studies attempted to understand the phenomena of Scambaiting by vigilante anti-scam hater groups on Facebook and elsewhere. While the research did not exactly promote the practice it gave it a voice and notoriety. Regrettably, we have to strongly oppose the positions taken in [...]

Scambaiting – The Great Lie!

Scambaiting - Does Nothing To Stop Scamming A SCARS Special Report Scam Baiters would have you believe that wasting scammer's time is valuable - it is not All you are doing is teaching them to be better scammers! Scambaiting - The Great Lie! Scam Baiting Is The Use Of Deception By Vigilantes Thinking They Are Preventing Scams - It is Just Another Scam - Of Themselves And Others [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Scambaiting – You are Only Hurting Yourself

SCARS™ Special Report: Scambaiting - You are Only Hurting Yourself Continuing The Discussion On Scambaiting [lwptoc] Scam Baiting Is Where A Victim Or Other Person Engages In Deception And In Some Cases Actual Online Fraud Lying To A Scammer For "Fun" The mistaken ideas are that it either wastes the scammer's time or causes them to go to extreme tasks because of the scam that is being pulled on them. Some wrongly believe that it [...]

[SPANISH / EN ESPAÑOL] Scam Baiting (Jugando Con Estafadores) – No Es Buen Idea!

Scam Baiting (Jugando Con Estafadores) - No Es Buen Idea! Nuestra posición oficial: Estamos totalmente en desacuerdo con Scambaiting y no lo recomendamos. Esto se debe a que nuestros estudios han demostrado que Scam Baiting solo hace que los estafadores sean mejores en su trabajo. Cuanto más tiempo pasan con diferentes scemarios, mejor se vuelven. ¿Qué es el timo de estafa? El scam baiting (del inglés scam, «estafa», «timo» y baiting, «tentar», «tender una trampa») [...]

Editorial: What Are We To Do About Scams?

Editorial: What Are We To Do? For over 26 years the scammers were gaining ground. In fact, scams went up by at least 50% each and every year - in some years it doubled. Let's Be Very Clear We Are In A War Against Online Scams! Online scammers are able to operate with impunity throughout Africa, and in many other countries, without fear or prosecution.  This War Against Online Scams leaves a million casualties a [...]