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New Book From Best Selling Author Elina Juusola – Love on the Line:: How to Recover from Romance Scams Gracefully and Without Victimisation  – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery: New Book From Best Selling Author Elina Juusola - Love on the Line:: How to Recover from Romance Scams Gracefully and Without Victimisation  A New Work from Elina Juusola, Bestselling Author and SCARS Board Member Overview How can you become a victim of a romance scam and recover from the experience without harm? Elina Juusola, researcher and a feminist was living a low time of her life. She was struggling with her health [...]

It’s Ok To Quit Struggling – A SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial By Jackie Corbett

A SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial By Jackie Corbett The following is a Guest Editorial by Jackie Corbett – a leading Anti-Scam Victims Advocate, SCARS Board Member, and Scam Survivor. Jackie plays a leading role in directly helping scam victims to recover, and is both an Advisor and Board Member of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. It's Ok To Quit Struggling You do know that It does not dishonor your suffering or diminish the struggle you are [...]

Journaling Online – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery: Journaling Online     We have talked about the benefits of keeping a recovery journal in the past, but journaling can be a challenge unless you are disciplined enough to maintain it and keep it handy. There is another solution: PENZU Penzu is your private, 100% customizable online journal. Loved by over 2 million writers around the world. To Learn More About How Journaling Can Help Scam Victims Click Here » [...]

Victim’s 7 Deadly Sins – SCARS|RSN™ Scam Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Recovery: Victim's 7 Deadly Sins When Scam Victims Cross The Line WARNING: This Is Going To Be A Fire And Brimstone Kind Of Sermon About Scam Victims Its purpose is not to blame, shame, or condemn, but to help recent victims understand that their after-scam decisions have just as many consequences as their decision to let their scammer in. Who Are We To Talk About This? SCARS is a victims assistance and support [...]

My Truth – A SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial By Clair St. Jennifer

A SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial By Clair St Jennifer The following is a Guest Editorial by Clair St Jennifer - a Scam Survivor and Member of SCARS|RSN Support Groups. Clair plays a role in helping scam victims to recover and educating them to avoid scams in the future. My Truth I want to take the time to talk to people that have been the victim of a romance scam about future relationships. When you were being [...]

How Fear Affects You After A Scam – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: How Fear Affects You After A Scam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If You Are Overcome By Fear And You Need Someone To Talk To Now Call This Number: Call 1-800-273-8255 Or Your Local Crisis Hotline - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

Real Victims’ Assistance – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery & Support [Infographic]

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery & Support: Real Victims' Assistance [Infographic] Scam Victims Pass Through Stages On Their Way To Healing And Recovery But Are Easily Held Back By Bad Support THE ROMANCE SCAM VICTIM FUNNEL EFFECT The Romance Scam Victim Funnel Effect - Infographic Poster About Most Anti-Scam Groups Most anti-scam groups are complete amateurs or fakes that offer no real help! They feed off of romance scam victims' fear and anger. Forcing an endless [...]

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 [...]

What You Can Expect After A Scam – SCARS|RSN™ Podcast By Dr. Tim McGuinness

 SCARS|RSN™ Podcast By Dr. Tim McGuinness: What You Can Expect After A Scam Immediately After A Scam, You Will Have Questions. We Will Try To Answer Them! Here is our After-Scam Reality Check Podcast! You can download this for playback later is you would like. It is blunt but to the point – you need proper expectations to move forward with your recovery. Based upon our 27 Years of Experience this is what you should expect: You Have Been [...]

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™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 – Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 - Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good Online Fraud Has Been With Us Since The Late 1980s And So Have Groups Claiming To Help Victims And Expose Scammers From the days of Compuserve, AOL, and Prodigy there are have been people that have tried to help others understand about scams - we started just that way 28 years ago on the old America Online and on the TigerDIrect.com website - [...]

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 [...]

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