FBI Releases 2020 Internet Crime Report [UPDATED]

FBI Releases 2020 Internet Crime Report In 2020, while the American public was focused on protecting our families from a global pandemic and helping others in need, cybercriminals took advantage of an opportunity to profit from our dependence on technology to go on an Internet crime spree. These criminals used phishing, spoofing, extortion, and various types of Internet-enabled fraud to target the most vulnerable in our society - medical workers searching for personal protective [...]

Inside The FBI Podcast – Holiday Scams | Presented by SCARS

Inside The FBI Podcast - Holiday Scams | Presented by SCARS If you cannot play the podcast go to: Inside The FBI - Holiday Scams | Presented by SCARS on SoundCloud Podcast Transcript Monica Grover: ‘Twas the holiday season, when all through the land, online shoppers clicked quickly to get gifts in hand. But while they were adding treats and toys to their carts, a holiday scammer was practicing his art. “Free gift cards! Free presents! Just follow this link!” He hoped hurried shoppers would not stop and think. But one savvy shopper saw the [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Executive Order Regarding Transnational Criminal Organizations

SCARS™ Insight: Executive Order Regarding Transnational Criminal Organizations While a large portion of the intent of this Executive Order is on transnational criminality, its action also includes online and Internet-based fraud, scams, and cybercrime. It formalizes a United States Government response to place new attention of all forms of transnational crime across the board and empowers new actions and recommendations that should result in escalating enforcement. Here Is The Full Text Of The Executive Order Enforcing [...]

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SCARS™ Government Report: FTC Releases 2018 Privacy and Data Security Update

SCARS™ Government Report: FTC Releases 2018 Privacy and Data Security Update The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s primary privacy and data security enforcer, released its annual report highlighting its privacy and data security work for 2018. [See Below] The FTC’s privacy and security enforcement actions in 2018 included shutting down revenge porn website MyEx.com, approving a settlement with peer-to-peer payment service Venmo over deceptive privacy settings, approving an expanded settlement with Uber Technologies, Inc. to resolve data security and privacy [...]

Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams [Infographic] – SCARS™ Insight

SCARS™ Insight: Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams [Infographic]   Official FTC IRS Imposter Scams Infographic SCARS #ActAgainstScams Campaign     SCARS™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Internal Revenue Service, United States Government, IRS, Phone Scams, IRS Scam, Gift Card Scam, iTunes Scam, Tax Scam, Infographic, #ActAgainstScams, END   - - - Tell us about your experiences with Romance Scammers in our Scams Discussion Forum on Facebook » - - - [...]

U.S. Government Shutdown Update January 5, 2018

U.S. Government Shutdown Update January 5, 2018 As a result of Congress' unwillingness to fund our national security (including cybersecurity), we received this from the United States Department of Homeland Security: STC Partners, Please note, that due to the current federal budgetary lapse and funding hiatus, certain STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign engagements, including our Partner Call, are being deferred and/or canceled. As such, in fairness to both our private and public-sector partners, the next STC [...]

RSN™ Insight: U.S. Federal Trade Commission – Frauds and Losses by Age Reported By Consumers 2017 [Infographic]

RSN™ Insight: U.S. Federal Trade Commission - Frauds and Losses by Age Reported By Consumers 2017 [Infographic] FTC Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Reported Frauds and Losses by Age, Percentage Reporting a Fraud Loss and Median Loss by Age Reported Frauds and Losses by Age, Percentage Reporting a Fraud Loss and Median Loss by Age   RSN™ Team a division of SCARS™ Miami Florida U.S.A.     END   - - - Tell [...]

President Trump’s Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence – SCARS™ Insight

SCARS™ Insight: President Trump’s Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence On Feb. 11, President Trump Issued A New Executive Order Regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI). One of the reasons why this is important to OUR community is that it brings a major focus on the topic of AI and its implementation. While the Federal Government does not presently have direct control over private sector AI used by Google or Facebook, it does bring a focus on control and especially [...]

Presidential Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATIONS Presidential Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018 During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we acknowledge the danger that cyber threats pose to our economy and public infrastructure, and raise awareness about steps we can take to mitigate and prevent future attacks.  As these threats have continued to increase year after year, my Administration remains committed to bolstering our Nation’s cyber defenses and strengthening our national security. Under my Administration, our Nation’s cybersecurity is [...]