The Greatest Achievement of Social Engineering

The Greatest Achievement of Social Engineering: Santa Claus! An Example of How Social Engineering is Used on Us All! A SCARS Insight Social Engineering Is The Science Of Manipulating Human A Brief History Social engineering is a top-down effort to influence particular attitudes and social behaviors on a large scale—most often undertaken by governments, but also carried out by media, academia, or private groups—in order to produce desired results in [...]

How Scams Work? Impersonation Romance Scams

How Scams Work? Impersonation Romance Scams African Style Impersonation Scams A SCARS Series How Scams Work? The Impersonation Romance Scam Almost all scams, frauds, or confidence tricks or schemes work along similar flows or have characteristics in common. Common Traits Almost all socially engineered scams or fraud have some basic common factors: A stranger contacts you - by email, phone, or online They use photos & identities of [...]

New 2021 Social Engineering Scams

New 2021 Social Engineering Scams The Old Ones Are Still Active But Fraudsters Are Now Adding More Tools To Their Bag Of Tricks According To Industry Sources, Cyber-Enabled Criminals Are Constantly Inventing New Attack Types As scammers apply more institutional knowledge of the internet and online user's behaviors they adapt their tactics. They are not giving up on the old techniques, but expanding to find more ways to [...]

Europol’s 2020 Cybercrime Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA)

SCARS™ Special Report: Europol’s 2020 Cybercrime Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) Europol’s 2020 cybercrime report updates on the latest trends and the current impact of cybercrime within the EU and beyond. Source: EUROPOL So much has changed since Europol published last year’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA). The global COVID-19 pandemic that hit every corner of the world forced us to reimagine our societies and reinvent the way we work and live. During [...]

RSN™ Infographic – Are You Easy Bait For Identity Thieves?

RSN™ Infographic - Are You Easy Bait For Identity Thieves? Do You Know All The Ways An Identity Thief Can Target Victims Online? There were over 15 million victims of identity fraud in 2016, and it is estimated that it doubled in 2017. Javelin Research reports that overall fraud incidence rose 16% in 2016 to affect 6.15% of U.S. consumers, from 5.30% in 2015 — the highest on record. Smart thieves are using new and increasingly convincing [...]

US|GCP™ Guide To Scams and Your Small Business

US|GCP™ Guide To Scams 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 reputation and your bottom line. Your best protection? Learn the signs of scams that target businesses. Then tell your employees and colleagues what to look [...]

SCARS™ ScamTV™ Video: Official FBI Video – What Is Social Engineering?

SCARS™ ScamTV™ Video: Official FBI Video - What Is Social Engineering? The FBI’s Protected Voices initiative provides cybersecurity recommendations to political campaigns on multiple topics, including social engineering, to help mitigate the risk of cyber influence operations targeting U.S. elections. For more information, visit fbi.gov/protected voices. While this video is a little dry and technical, it does describe complete what Social Engineering is and help you understand it. A Romance Scam is a perfect example [...]