Threats And Your Local Risk

Threats And Your Local Risk What Are The Real Risks? A SCARS Guide Are You Worried That Scammers Will Come After You? We have heard from countless victims who truly feared for their lives! Almost always without real reason, but for every rule there are exceptions. Let's Break Down What Your Real Risks Are: It is important to understand that not all scammers or online criminals are African. Frankly, this [...]

Where Do Romance Scammers Find You?

Where Do Romance Scammers Find You? Scammers target Facebook buy and sell, and other groups for new victims! A SCARS Insight Facebook Groups Is Where They Find You! There are, of course, many places where they find you but Facebook is a prime choice! How Many Scammers Are In Your Facebook Groups? If you belong to any type of a BUY & SELL or DEALS Group on Facebook you are [...]

Being In A Convict In A Nigerian Prison Is Hell [Updated]

Being In A Nigerian Prison Is Hell! The Nigerian Prison System Has Both Modern & Stone Age Prisons A SCARS™ Special Report Originally Published November 2018 / Updated November 2021 What Awaits Scammers Sent To Prison In Nigeria? So Many Victims Demand Justice But What Does Justice Really Look Like? Sadly, Nigerian prisons reflect their society. Some are somewhat close to modern standards while others are stone age. It depends [...]

How Do Individuals Justify and Rationalize their Criminal Behaviors in Online Romance Fraud? [PDF]

How Do Individuals Justify and Rationalize their Criminal Behaviors in Online Romance Fraud? An Academic Study Into Criminal Behavior In West Africa Presented by SCARS An Academic Study Into West African Criminality We present this important study to give insights into the mindset of scammers/online criminals in Ghana and by extension the rest of West Africa.  Understanding how scammers think and justify their actions from a criminology point of view [...]

What Does It Mean To Be A Scammer?

What Does It Mean To Be A Scammer? This Is Not As Simple As It Sounds! A SCARS Insight So? What Does It Mean? Is this complicated or simple? The dictionary defines "Scammers" as: One who perpetrates a scam, a person who commits or participates in a fraudulent scheme or operation. The Urban Dictionary defines a Scammer as: One who does everything in his/her power to steal from another, usually [...]

What Drives People To Be Scammed?

What Drives People To Be Scammed? A SCARS Overview Why Do People Accept Scams? What We Are Really Asking Is Why People Believe In Fantasies? What is it about us humans that we are so willing to believe a fairytale? Yet, so often that is exactly what we do! This is not intended to shame victims - far from it, this is intended to help victims example their own [...]

Why Internet Fraud Thrives – A Nigerian Perspective [Updated]

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 in this report examines the indices and the causes of what is now referred to as internet or simply yahoo yahoo fraud. They live exotic [...]

Millennial Scam Victims! – A SCARS Special Report

God Help Millennials! Millennials Are The Most Scammed Demographic A SCARS Special Report Our Latest Generation Of "Adults" Are Being Scammed At Faster Rates And In Greater Numbers Than Senior Citizens Let's face it, Millennials think they own the online world - they grew up with it, they live it every second of the day. But this same absolute confidence in their mastery of everything Internet is also [...]

Trump Signs Historic Order To Address Flaws In Communications Decency Act [UPDATED: Revoked By Joe Biden]

Trump Signs Historic Order To Address Flaws In Communications Decency Act [UPDATED: Revoked By Joe Biden] A SCARS Insight This was an important step in the direction of protecting everyone online and holding tech and social media companies accountable. Unfortunately, President Biden revoked this order almost immediately on gaining the presidency! Thus serving to protect the tech companies and not the internet consumers! Revoked by President Joe Biden May [...]

Hiring Private Investigators To Track Scammers Is A Bad Idea

Hiring Private Detectives or Scam Investigators To Track Scammers Is A Bad Idea! A SCARS Insight The Question Is: Should You Hire An Investigator To Track Down Your Scammer? This is a very loaded question. Meaning it implies many things, few of them good. We are assuming that you mean the scammer behind the fake or stolen photo? Or do you mean the person pictured? Let's Start With [...]

How Do Scammers & Thieves Get Your Personal & Financial Information?

How Do Scammers & Thieves Get You Personal & Financial Information? A SCARS Insight Scammers & Identity Thieves Are Not Stupid! Scammers and Identity Thieve Steal the Information from Millions of Victims Every Year! ACCORDING TO SOME REPORTS THERE IS A 1 OUT OF 2 CHANCE OF YOU BECOMING AN IDENTITY THEFT VICTIM Identity theft occurs when someone fraudulently uses your personal information to obtain credit, take out [...]

A Legacy Gallery Of CONFIRIO.com Scammers

A Gallery Of CONFIRIO.com Scammers A SCARS Legacy Gallery Legacy Gallery: The Flow Never Stops! Here are stolen photos used by scammers from Confirio.com (a dating website with a high population of African and Eastern European Scammers) Some of these faces you will have seen before as favorite Repeat Scammers! To see more photos visit our Photo Gallery Website: www.ScamsONLINE.org [...]

The Saga of the Afghan Princess – A 9/11 Terrorism Connection to Scams & Scammers

The Saga of the Afghan Princess A 9/11 Terrorism Connection to Scams & Scammers A Scam Victim's Story presented by SCARS A Random Email From Afghanistan In 2001 the SCARS founder was contacted by an Afghan Princess and almost lured into a scam being run by Al Qaeda This is the true story of how terrorism is directly connected to scamming, and how it is used to derive [...]

One Ring Call Phone Scam – Scam Basics

One Ring Call Phone Scam SCARS Scam Basics The Mysterious One Ring Call Phone Scam Why Would Anyone Do This? One Ring Call Phone Scam - Your phone rings once and the call stops. If you answer all you hear is silence! You are tempted to call them back, but don't do it! The criminal (human or automation) on the other end hopes you [...]

My Truth – Guest Editorial By Clair St Jennifer

Guest Editorial By Clair St Jennifer The following is a Guest Editorial by Clair St Jennifer - a Scam Survivor and Member of SCARS Support Groups. Clair plays a role in helping scam victims to recover and educating them to avoid scams in the future. A SCARS Guest Editorial / Victim's Story My Truth By Clair St Jennifer I want to take the time to talk to people that [...]