Suicide & Romance Scams

Remembering Boyati Miskun – SCARS|RSN™ In Memoriam

SCARS|RSN™ In Memoriam: Boyati Miskun Indonesian Worker Kills Self After Internet Lover Scammed Her From Our Archive: August 2015 Instead Of Finding Her Soulmate Online, She Lost $49,000 And Eventually Her Life. Indonesian domestic worker Boyati Miskun was found dead on July 22, hanging on the stairway in her employer’s building in Ngau Tau Kok. But months before, she had sought help from the Indonesian consulate and Helpers for Domestic Helpers (HDH) because Internet scammers from [...]

RSN™ Guide: Depression – What You Need To Know

RSN™ Guide: Depression What You Need To Know By the: United States National Institute of Mental Health About this Guide This Guide, was prepared by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), provides an overview on depression. NIMH is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. This Guide will help you learn the following four things that everyone should know about depression: Depression is a real illness. Depression affects [...]

Scam Trauma Syndrome [STS]

Scam Trauma Syndrome [STS] An Exploration of the Psychological Effects of a Romance Scam on its Victim A Whitepaper By Tim McGuinness, Ph.D. Scam Trauma Syndrome is a term that we have termed at the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] for the trauma that Romance Scam Victims experience as a result of their scam discovery, it is based (in part) upon the extensive research and awareness of a similar type of trauma called Rape Trauma Syndrome and [...]

NIGERIAN SCAMMER KILLS SELF BECAUSE OF CURSE

NIGERIAN SCAMMER KILLS SELF BECAUSE OF CURSE WOW - This is the most bizarre incident involving a Nigerian Scammer that we know of! Alleged Internet fraudster runs wild, stabs himself to death The deceased identified as Mukoro Ovie aka Close Betting had run away to the town hall after his mother reportedly took him to a church in the community for prayers over his strange behavior. Close friends of the deceased revealed that the deceased [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Are Scams Manslaughter or Murder? The SCARS Doctrine

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Are Scams Manslaughter or Murder? The SCARS Doctrine Our data suggest that 10 to 15 people commit suicide every day resulting from Romance Scams! Let us ask you a question? In most developed countries, if someone dies during a crime it is murder or at least manslaughter! “A death that occurs during the commission or attempted commission of any felony constitutes murder” is the classic definition of the felony murder doctrine. This doctrine [...]

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