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 [...]

SCARS™ Staying Safe Online: Dealing with Cyberbullies

SCARS™ Staying Safe Online: Dealing with Cyberbullies Bullies Are Taking Advantage Of Technology To Intimidate And Harass Their Victims. Dealing With Cyberbullying Can Be Difficult, But There Are Steps You Can Take. [lwptoc] What Is Cyberbullying? CYBERBULLYING REFERS TO THE PRACTICE OF USING TECHNOLOGY TO HARASS, OR BULLY, SOMEONE ELSE - IT IS ALSO AGAINST THE LAW Bullies used to be restricted to methods such as physical intimidation, postal mail, or the telephone. Now, developments [...]

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Confrontation & The Scammer Dodge

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tip: Confrontation & The Scammer Dodge Scammers are professionals and have developed techniques to stay connected with their victims at moments of crisis. An example of this is this comment left on our site by a victim. We present it to illustrate a point: I was chatting with Asian guy claimed to be a major and deployed in Kabul Afghanistan. His parents died in a plane crash and ex-wife died in a car [...]

SCARS™ Commentary: Leave Other Victims Alone!

SCARS™ Commentary: Leave Other Victims Alone! We Mean Impersonation Victims - The Face In The Stolen Photo! IT IS SAD THAT WE HAVE TO KEEP SAYING THIS OVER AND OVER DO NOT TRY TO CONTACT THE REAL PERSON IN THE STOLEN PHOTO [lwptoc] WARNING: This is going to be blunt, because this is the only way to reach some victims - this does not apply to most romance scam victims. Invading The Privacy Of Impersonation [...]

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Cyberstalking

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Cyberstalking Cyberstalking Is The Use Of The Internet Or Other Electronic Means To Track Down, Insert Yourself, Stalk, Or Harass Another Person. It may include false accusations, defamation, slander, and libel. It may also include monitoring, identity theft, threats, vandalism, solicitation for sex, or gathering information that may be used to threaten, embarrass, or harass. But it can be as simple as tracking down and inserting yourself in the life of another [...]

SCARS™ Scam Definition: EXTORTION

SCARS™ Scam Definition: EXTORTION Many Scam Victims Are Frequently Confused About The Definitions Of Cyber-Enabled Crimes, Such As Scams, Blackmail Or Extortion EXTORTION IS VERY SIMPLY OBTAINING BENEFIT THROUGH COERCION In most jurisdictions, extortion is a criminal offense. Pure and simple! Here is the definition in many U.S. States' Legal Codes: The crime of Extortion is committed when a person maliciously threatens to: Accuse another of any crime or offense; Injure the person, property or [...]