Money Mule Series: About Banking & Legal Responsibility

Money Mule Series: About Banking & Legal Responsibility Engaging In Being A Money Mule Can Bring Serious Consequences Understanding How To Protect Yourself Is Important It Starts With Talking To The Police Your Legal Responsibility You Are Legally Responsible When You Cash Or Deposit A Draft Or Receive Funds Wired Into Any Of Your Accounts YOU MAY BE BOTH CRIMINALLY AND CIVILLY LIABLE! Nigerian (African), Asian, Indian, and [...]

Socially Engineered / Social Engineering Scams [Updated][VIDEOS]

Socially Engineered / Social Engineering Scams [Updated] A SCARS™ Guide Originally published: May 2018 You have probably heard the term "Social Engineering' before, but what is it? Social Engineering Is ... Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It is a type of confidence trick (scam) for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: TEDed Introduction To Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [VIDEO]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: TEDed Introduction To Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [VIDEO] What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault. PTSD has been known by many names in the past, such as “shell shock” during the years of World [...]

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SCARS™ Guide: How To Interrogate Someone You Suspect Of Being A Scammer

SCARS™ Guide: How To Interrogate Someone You Suspect Of Being A Scammer Once You Begin To Suspect You Are Being Scammed Do Not Confront The Scammer That You Suspect Confronting the scammer is pointless - in fact, it can harm you. Instead, take some time and confirm it properly through the same interrogation techniques used by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation [lwptoc] First, do not confront the scammer. Let them continue to believe that [...]

SCARS Guide: Romance Scam Victims & PTSD

SCARS Guide: Romance Scam Victims & PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Can Affect Romance Scam Victims After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This can affect people in many different situations but appears to be especially prevalent with romance scam victims. [...]

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SCARS™ Guide: Ways To Avoid Being Hacked

SCARS™ Guide: Ways To Avoid Being Hacked From BusinessInsider Everything that connects to the Internet can get hacked. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself and your data from an attack. Here are a few tips that will mitigate the risk of getting your personal data stolen. Be Suspicious Of Emails A lot of cyberattacks are launched through simple malicious email campaigns. Email is a wonderful communication platform because you can [...]

SCARS™ Guide: Natural Disaster Frauds & Scams

SCARS™ Guide: Natural Disaster Frauds & Scams As Another Major Hurricane Approaches The Department Of Justice Reminds The Public To Be Aware Of Fraud And Report It To The National Center For Disaster Fraud The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region, which opened opportunities for criminals to exploit people during [...]

SCARS™ Guide: Safe Online Gaming For Families And Individuals

SCARS™ Guide: Safe Online Gaming For Families And Individuals Online Gaming Is As Dangerous As Online Dating Here is how to enjoy online gaming securely by following just a few simple tips [lwptoc] Many People Love Playing Games Online. In Fact, An Estimated 1.2 Billion Of Us Are Regularly Logging On, Signing Up And Playing Online. More than 1.2 billion people are playing games: https://venturebeat.com/2013/11/25/more-than-1-2-billion-people-are-playing-games/ Unfortunately, whenever money or personal data is changing hands online, criminals can be watching, [...]

SCARS™ Guide: Avoid Microsoft® Tech Support Scams

SCARS™ Guide: Avoid Microsoft® Tech Support Scams Protect Yourself From Tech Support Scams Courtesy of Microsoft® Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers use scare tactics to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services that supposedly fix the contrived device, platform, or software problems. How Tech Support Scams Work Scammers may call you directly on your phone and pretend to be representatives of a software company. They might even spoof the [...]