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A Guide for Friends and Family of Romance Scam Survivors

A Guide for Friends and Family of Romance Scam Survivors A Free Guide by the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] This Guide is intended for Family and Friends of someone that was involved in a Romance Scam Also available on LinkedIn.com here » Introduction This is presented in the hope that it will help scam victims to explain what happened to them. We hope that by reading this you can understand that the [...]

RSN™ Victim Recovery: Journaling And Recovery From Scams

RSN™ Victim Recovery: Journaling And Recovery From Scams The Key For Every Victim Is Balance And Recovery Should Begin With Journaling We are at the end of another year with 2019 around the corner.  What better time than now to consider the value of keeping a journal and tracking your daily life balance from an emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical levels. There are various types of journaling that you can do and is based on your personal [...]

RSN™ Guide: U.S. Elder Justice Initiative

RSN™ Guide: U.S. Elder Justice Initiative The Elder Justice Initiative On February 22, 2018, in response to a coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases, President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated: “The Justice Department and its partners are taking unprecedented, coordinated action to protect elderly Americans from financial threats, both foreign and domestic …” He went on to state: “When criminals steal the hard-earned life savings of older Americans, we will respond with all [...]

RSN™ Guide: Romance Scam Infidelity

RSN™ Guide: Romance Scam Infidelity We All Know What A Romance Scam Is? You are vulnerable, maybe lonely, and you let a stranger into your life online. Maybe you were ready for a relationship, maybe not. You made a bad decision and you let the wrong stranger in, the rest is what it is. After the initial bad decision psychology suggests that you were manipulated and it was beyond your control until you reached the point where [...]

RSN™ Special Report: Millennials Are Scammed More Often Than Parents

RSN™ Special Report: Millennials Are Scammed More Often Than Parents Millennials Scammed Out Of More Money Than Their Grandparents Move over, grandma and grandpa. Your Millennial grandkids reported losing money to financial scams last year more than you did, new government data shows. In all, 40 percent of Americans in their twenties who reported fraud in 2017 indicated they lost money to the schemes, the Federal Trade Commission said last week in its annual databook [...]

RSN™ Guide: Sharing Your Scam Story

RSN™ Guide: Sharing Your Scam Story BE CAREFUL! Recently a series of incidents occurred where victims have come forward to speak with the press and others and it resulted in serious consequences for the victim. We are not going to disclose the details or the identities of the victims involved. However, the consequences of "coming out" can be life-changing and it is not something to consider lightly. FIRST: We Recommend Sharing Your Story Sharing your story [...]

SCARS/RSN Family Intervention Letter

SCARS/RSN Family Intervention Letter A Tool To Help Family Members Of Victims In Denial To See The Truth We had been asked several times if we have something that family members could share with a victim in complete denial. We have our Family Intervention Guide and this has helped many, but some victims cling so tightly to their fantasy that they are truly willing to forsake all family and friends in favor of their imaginary [...]

Being A Scam Victim & Getting Support

Being A Scam Victim & Getting Support Being A Victim Of A Romance Scam Is A Terrible Experience Things are fine while the relationship is going on. Of course, there are things that disturbed you but you are at least you were fully invested and and being fully manipulated into the distractions that scammer provides. But once it is over you are in shock and traumatized. You Are Not Going To Be A Happy Camper But [...]

RSN™ Editorial: Demanding Answers – Living In Denial

RSN™ Editorial: Demanding Answers - Living In Denial Some People Simply Cannot Accept That They Were Scammed After a certain number of years supporting victims we have learned to recognize those victims that refuse to believe. Many of you have family and friends that are also this way. They present almost no information and then challenge you to prove that their "person" is a scammer. Unfortunately, there are estimated to be over a billion fake [...]

RSN™ Guide: Victim Bashing or Blaming

RSN™ Guide: Victim Bashing or Blaming Victim Blaming or Bashing - The SCARS View Victim blaming occurs when the victim of a crime or any wrongful act is held entirely or partially at fault for the harm that befell them. The study of Victimology seeks to mitigate the perception of victims as responsible. There is a greater tendency to blame victims of rape or romance scams than victims of robbery if victims and perpetrators know each other. Hey, Don't Blame The Victim! [...]

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