Lydia Zagorova – Romance Scams/Fraud Schemes on the Internet – Radio Bulgaria – March 8 2024

Lydia Zagorova - Romance Scams/Fraud Schemes on the Internet - Radio Bulgaria How far has digitalization led in relationships? More about online romance fraud schemes – how to protect ourselves, what to watch out for and what to question? Romantic cheating online is an international cybercrime. Victims [...]

Lydia Zagarova on Bulgarian TV – February 2024

Lydia Zagarova on Bulgarian TV "Romantic" scams on the Internet – how to protect yourself from fake lovers SCARS Board Member and Psychology Advisor Lydia Zagorova was on TV in Europe for Safer Internet Day last week speaking about the dangers of romance scams online. Fake profiles of some military doctors were shown through [...]

By |2024-02-17T23:04:52-05:00February 17th, 2024|0 Comments

SCARS Dr. Tim McGuinness Presents in Ghana

SCARS Dr. Tim McGuinness presents in Ghana! GISF Holds Cyber Trauma And Online Safety Training For KNUST Peer Counselors The KNUST recently hosted a pivotal discussion on digital well-being, spearheaded by the Ghana Internet Safety Foundation (GISF) and KNUST Peer Counsellors. This landmark workshop delved into the intricacies of the cyber world, emphasizing resilience and [...]

By |2024-01-31T12:12:34-05:00January 31st, 2024|1 Comment

Featuring Debby Montgomery Johnson: The “Heart” of Deception: Love, Lies, and Financial Loss – 2023

The "Heart" of Deception: Love, Lies, and Financial Loss - Featuring Debby Montgomery Johnson Listen Now: podcasts.captivate.fm/media/9bf4aa70-082f-4368-bbf6-9d6e7164f637/IAFCI-Ep58-The-Heart-Of-Deception.mp3 With the digital age continuously evolving, so too are the methods employed by cunning fraudsters seeking to exploit vulnerable individuals in search of love and companionship. Today on The Protectors Podcast, Mike and Mark welcome Debby Montgomery Johnson [...]

By |2023-12-20T08:58:18-05:00December 20th, 2023|0 Comments

The Importance of Cybersecurity and Cybersafety for Charitable Organizations 11/06/23

The Importance of Cybersecurity and Cybersafety for Charitable Organizations Dr Tim McGuinness, SCARS – Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc Charitable organizations are increasingly at risk of cyberattacks. These attacks can have a devastating impact on charities, both financially and reputationally. In some cases, cyberattacks can even force charities to close their doors. There are [...]

By |2023-11-29T05:49:10-05:00November 29th, 2023|0 Comments

World More Than A Password Day 2023

Common Guidance on Passwords Campaign SCARS supporting signer We believe that using stronger authentication is one of the most effective and inexpensive steps that can be taken to secure organizations and people online. On World More Than A Password Day, November 10, 2023, together we are issuing this Common Guidance on Passwords specifying simple steps [...]

By |2023-11-10T20:59:43-05:00November 10th, 2023|0 Comments

Love scams skyrocketing, cost Floridians $40M annually

Love scams skyrocketing, cost Floridians $40M annually The romance racket is a growing, multimillion dollar-a year industry. Love-related fraud has seen a disturbing, three-fold increase in recent years, with reports of the con tripling to 33,000 between 2016 and 2020, during which time losses quadrupled to $304 million annually, according to the Federal Trade Commission. [...]

By |2023-10-23T06:45:18-04:00October 23rd, 2023|0 Comments

Beware of online dating! Romance scams hits all-time high as fraudsters swindle millions in the name of ‘virtual’ love

Beware of online dating! Romance scams hits all-time high as fraudsters swindle millions in the name of 'virtual' love For years, Debby Montgomery Johnson didn't tell anyone she'd been scammed out of more than $1 million by a man with whom she believed she was in a loving, though virtual, relationship. "It should not have [...]

By |2023-10-23T06:38:14-04:00October 22nd, 2023|0 Comments