The Face In The Photo Is NOT Responsible

/The Face In The Photo Is NOT Responsible

The Face In The Photo Is NOT Responsible

The Face In The Photo Is NOT Responsible

Many Times After A Scam, Victims Are Unable To Accept That The Person In The Photo Is Not The Real Scammer!

Today we received a complaint from a romance scam victim who blamed a person who had his photos stolen by scammers. Her argument was that HE HAD A RESPONSIBILITY to explain himself to those who lost money. She even believes he was the real scammer, or at least working with the scammers – giving out his photos for a piece of the winnings!

What nonsense is this?

The person in the photo is every bit as much of a victim as the person that sent money to a scammer. However, some victims let their irrational anger completely block their common sense.

This is such a case.

We are sharing this, not to blame this victim, but to illustrate the flawed decision making that happens to some victims after a scam. While this victim appears unable to address the real situation, we hope this will help others correct their thinking as it applies to those who had their identity stolen and were impersonated. They are victims too!

Here Is A Portion Of The Chat Transcript:

FROM THE VICTIM: Ive had so many people contact me through the identity of Dr steve Gregory jones for five years now and they won’t leave me alone every day of my life

FROM THE VICTIM: Ive even been to the police about this situation myself but they haven’t done anything about this situation im in now


SHE REPLIED: Thank you but I really think the real person himself Dr Steve Gregory jones should face the people who have been hurt and lost their money over this situation

  • OUR REPLY: Why is that? How is he responsible for what scammers do with his photo? That is like saying a real manufacturer is responsible for what happens to someone who buys a “knock-off” product!

HER NEXT REPLY: He has the responsibility to face the people who has lost all there life saving money and one person who lost her husband over this he end up killing himself over this situation.

  • IT WAS AT THIS POINT that we advised her that she was defaming a real person who was also a victim, and that we would be unable to help her further.

This person firmly believes that the person in the photo is the real scammer.

Over the last few days, we have published articles about victims . This is another form of denial – the delusion that the face in the photo is responsible – that it was that person that harmed them, when in fact it was not.

This is a dangerous form of obsessive delusion that can lead to more serious mental illness. We strongly recommend that people in this state seek competent psychological professionals to help them.

Sadly we cannot help such people since we do not provide mental health counseling services – and no one on Facebook does legally either.

However, it points out the fact that you must be very cautious about your mental state following a romance scam. The trauma can be severe and depending on your personality can cause deep psychological issues for you that only professional help can resolve.

Always take a look at your own assumptions and see if they make sense before you move from one set of bad decisions to another.

RSN Team
a division of the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS]
Miami Florida U.S.A.

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It is essential that law enforcement knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.

Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:

  1. Local Police – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance
  2. Your National Police or FBI (
  3. The Scars Worldwide Reporting Network HERE or on

This helps your government understand the problem, and allows law enforcement to add scammers on watch lists worldwide.

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  1. Alcione Giorgio August 8, 2018 at 4:02 am - Reply

    Estou muito contente com as publicações deste site. Gostaria de sugerir ou ter informações sobre algum artigo que nos mostrasse páginas exclusivas de fotos se scammers para consulta.As páginas do Facebook me pareceram confusas ou eu não sube consultar. Obrigado

  2. Dainty Raven August 8, 2018 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Wonen and men the people you think you know in the pictures are has much a victim as yourself why would you send money to someone that you’ve never met you chose to send that money. So you have to take responsibility for it. I have a friend who’s in the military I found 16 profiles on him he was devastated because he had no idea how many women had been scammed using his ID I’m in engaged to a military man I also saw his face under another. Profile I mean come on you meet someone on social media within an hour of meeting them they love you your there Queen there going to come home and marry you say everything you want to hear but you choose to send them the money you know in the back of your mind something is off there not texting like Americans there falling in love with in minutes of speaking to you your 50 or 60 and some hot solider who’s in his 30s is coming home to you to start a relationship Really I’m not saying that there aren’t some hot 50 or 60 who aren’t hot.But to blame the people who you think your talking to is just stupid there as much a victim as you .So to end this I’m going to say you choose to open your wallets and bank accounts to people you have never met or spoken to on the phone you have to ask yourself why would you do that then you want to blame the person in the picture who is just as much a victim as you are so think before you send money To somebody you have never met .Use common sense.

  3. Sharmagne August 7, 2018 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    When they try to “friend me” on FaceBook I run a GOOGLE image search of their photo first, then I post a “LADIES BEWARE” message outing the scammer. I post the photo and say from whom they have stolen the photo. I also contact the real person whenever possible to let them know their photo is being used to scam women.

    For me, they are easy to spot. I then report their profile to FB sometimes they block the account and other times they could care less!

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