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Removing The Face Of Your Scammer – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: Removing The Face Of Your Scammer A Recovery Technique: How To Recover And Remove The Face Of The Scammer What is the way to put the face (from your scam) behind you? This is going to sound strange, but this is solid psychology. You need to move on and recover from the scam, but how can you when the face you connected with is still in your head? One Way To [...]

Scam Victim Surrender – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: Scam Victim Surrender There Comes A Point In The Scam When the Victim Just Surrenders And Sends The Money Renowned authors Sanford Strong ("Strong on Defense" ») and J.J. Bittenbinder ("Tough Target" ») point out that: "when someone is told a lie they desperately want to believe, they’re going to believe it" It's About Emotion, Not Logic Think about the first time you fell in love or a time when someone [...]

Write A Letter To Your Scammer – Say What You Feel! – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery: Write A Letter To Your Scammer - Say What You Feel! Write A Letter That You Never Intend To Send One of the great challenges of scam victim recovery is resolving those unresolvable conflicts, and one of the greatest is never really being able to tell your scammer how much they harmed you. NOTICE: We DO NOT Recommend You Reopen Communications With Your Scammer, This Is For Your Benefit, Not Theirs! You Have [...]

How Do You Get Closure? – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: How Do You Get Closure? Closure Can Mean Different Things For Different People CLOSURE may be what someone needs to move on after a long relationship, after the death of a loved one, after a traumatic childhood event, or to overcome feelings of guilt for hurting someone in the past. However, closure after a romance scam is a different matter entirely. With a Romance Scam, there is no body to bury, [...]

Cuánto Tiempo Se Tarda En Recuperarse Del Trauma De Ser Estafado – Información de SCARS|RSN™

Información de SCARS|RSN™ : Cuánto Tiempo Se Tarda En Recuperarse Del Trauma De Ser Estafado Uno de nuestros visitantes nos hizo una pregunta importante. Es una pregunta sobre cuánto tiempo se tarda en recuperarse del trauma de ser estafado. Lo primero que debes recordar es esto. La mayoría de las personas NO se recuperarán de su trauma. Hay tres tipos básicos de víctimas: aquellos en negación; los que están llenos de ira, de cólera y [...]

Desensitizing – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Desensitizing For Most Victims After The Scam Is A Very Traumatic Period NOTE: The following is not intended as a treatment or therapy guide but as a discussion of the subject matter. All decisions about mental health treatments or therapies should be made by patients in consultation with a licensed mental help professional. The trauma from the scam, romance scam specifically, will be very traumatic for an extended period of time. In [...]

Why Report Scams? – SCARS|RSN™ Quick Commentary

SCARS|RSN™ Quick Commentary: Why Report Scams? WHY REPORT SCAMS? No one does anything and no one cares, right? WRONG! There are two Reasons for Reporting these crimes: So authorities know the true scope To relieve that burden from your soul! Reporting is important because only about 5% of scam victims report scams. That is why governments around the world are just waking up to these crimes - because even 5% now is a huge number. Imagine [...]

Psychology Of Scams: When Should A Scam Victim Feel Ashamed? – SCARS|RSN™

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: When Should A Scam Victim Feel Ashamed? No Scam Victim Should Ever Feel Shame, Yet Most Do! Part of it is the event, part is their failure to act against the scam! Most scam victims never even report the scam or the scammer, instead they living in a partial state of denial while their anger or depression takes control. You Should Feel No Shame At All! If you did these things you [...]

La Historia De Una Victima [En Español] [VIDEO] – SCARS|RSN Victim’s Stories

SCARS|RSN™ Victim's Stories: La Historia De Una Victima [En Español][Video] En sus propias palabras escuche la historia de una víctima, que es una madre soltera, y lo que significó una estafa de romance para ella. Lamentablemente, estos son muy comunes y a los estafadores nunca les importa el costo humano real de sus crímenes. Se necesita mucho coraje para enfrentar una experiencia como esta y salir y contar su historia. Si más víctimas hicieran esto, tal [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Getting Help From The FBI

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: Getting Help From The FBI After You Report A Scam To The FBI (United States Federal Bureau of Investigation) via their www.IC3.gov website or by other means to one of their special agents, the FBI provides special Victims Services for you. FBI Victim Services FBI Victim Services Overview: The FBI's Victim Services Division (VSD) is responsible for ensuring that victims of crimes investigated by the FBI are afforded the opportunity to receive [...]

Stopping Shame – SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial by Jackie Corbett

SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial by Jackie Corbett Jackie Corbett is a pioneering Anti-Scam Advocate that has helped thousands of victims, a former clinical counselor, a Senior SCARS Volunteer & Victim Support Group Manager, and soon to become Board Member of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. [SCARS] Stopping Shame Let's Stop Shame In Its Tracks? Extend understanding to yourself, no matter how hard it feels. Extend empathy to yourself, no matter how difficult. Extend courtesy [...]

RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: 10 Steps To Breaking Free & Recovering

 RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: 10 Steps To Breaking Free & Recovering Extracted and adapted from an article by Sharie Stines, PsyD, GoodTherapy.org - Copyright acknowledged - we thank the author for their scholarship 10 Steps To Breaking Free And Staying Free Bonds occur in toxic relationships (such as with a romance scammer) and tend to be strengthened by inconsistent positive reinforcement — your hope of something better to come (a happy ending). These Trauma Bonds occur in [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Trauma Bonding

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Trauma Bonding People Often Stay In Abusive Relationships Because Of Something Called 'Trauma Bonding' Originally published by: Lindsay Dodgson -  Aug. 17, 2017 - BusinessInsider.com 'Trauma Bonding' — Here Are The Signs It'S Happening To You RSN Editor's Note: This applies to scam victims just as it does to local abusive relationships. People often don't even realize they are in an abusive relationship. It can be hard for others to understand why someone [...]

RSN™ Insight: Psychology Of Romance Scams – Scam Junkies

RSN™ Insight: Psychology Of Romance Scams - Scam Junkies Updated November 2018 Are You A Scam Junkie? What is that? We know that scams - during the romance phase can lead to an addiction. It modifies your behavior, your thinking, just like an addiction, because it is one - based upon your addiction to endorphins released by your brain. In short, victims become dependent on what they get from the scammer. Horrible idea, but true. But [...]

SCARS™ Scam Insight: What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor?

SCARS™ Scam Insight: What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor? An Exploration Of Mindsets As an organization, we have had the opportunity to observe the victims of scams from over 27 years. We have had the benefit of expanding our knowledge by professionalizing our activities as registered crime victims' assistance and support providers, in applying victimology and criminalistics, as anthropologists, as specialists in addictive behavior, in the psychology of scams, [...]

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 [...]

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