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U.S. Army Scammers / Fake Soldier Romance Scams – A SCARS Guide

U.S. Army Scammers / Fake Soldier Romance Scams - A SCARS Guide A Guide To Help You Better Understand Fake Soldier Scams Understanding Fake Soldier Romance Scams Online Romance Scam Information About Stolen Soldier Identities Useful impersonation about military romance scams & identity theft of United States Army Soldiers and other Military Personnel! If You Suspect Someone Then They ARE A Scammer You may have a suspicion about [...]

Impersonation Victim Speaks Out: Pierre Bonilla, Marine Corps Vet [VIDEO]

Impersonation Victim Speaks Out: Pierre Bonilla, Marine Corps Vet [VIDEO] December 11, 2020: SCARS Directors Debby Montgomery Johnson & Dr. Tim McGuinness interview Pierre Bonilla. He has been an impersonation victim. Scammers regularly steal his photos and use them to scam women. In this interview with Pierre Bonilla talks about the theft of his identity and his experiences being contacted by hundreds of scam victims, and its impact on himself and his family.     [...]

Official U.S. Airforce Warning – SCARS™ Special Report

SCARS™ Special Report: Official U.S. Airforce Warning Take Proactive Measures, Research To Prevent Scams By Senior Airman William Tracy, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs / Published January 29, 2019 Scams Have Been Around Since The Dawn Of Civilization, However, And Thanks To Technology, They Have Grown In Sophistication An example of a phishing email arrives in an Airman’s inbox at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 21, 2019. Phishing is a scamming technique in which a [...]

Soldier Impersonation – SCARS™ Scam Basics

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Soldier Impersonation Impersonations - Of Real Military People The practice of impersonating Soldiers for financial gain is common in scams online. When impostor accounts are identified, it is important to report the accounts to the host platforms. Twitter allows users to create parody, satire, newsfeed, commentary, and fan accounts that mimic organizations if they indicate that they are “unofficial” or “fan” accounts. On Facebook, they are not allowed and should be reported [...]

Military Impersonation Scams – SCARS™ Scam Basics

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Military Impersonation Scams Romance Scams Variation: Impersonation Of Military Personnel A dominant technique romance scammers use is to impersonate American (90% of the time) military personnel. Scammers prefer to use the images, names, and profiles of soldiers as this usually inspires confidence, trust and admiration in their female victims. Military public relations often post information on soldiers without mentioning their families or personal lives, so images are stolen from these websites by [...]