Psychology of Scams

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SCARS|RSN™ Subject Focus: The Psychology Of Romance Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Subject Focus: The Psychology Of Romance Scams Romance Scams Are Infinitely Complex And Leave Victims With Significant Trauma Attention is like a spotlight, which means when it’s pointing in one direction it pretty much ignores everything else. This is how a Romance Scam starts! Except people don’t realize how little information coming in from the outside world we actually process. Naturally, you don’t notice what you don’t notice, plus the mind is [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insights: Scam Victim Saviors

SCARS|RSN™ Insights: Scam Victim Saviors We Wanted To Share Some Thoughts On Scam Victim Saviors Be careful what you believe out there, misunderstanding and urban legends are everywhere. Countless victims believe they are instant experts. A significant percentage of victims instantly believe they are experts just because they went through a scam. Being a victim does not make anyone an expert. As the saying goes, it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at something. [...]

RSN™ Guide: Dehumanization – How Scammers Can Do What They Do To You!

RSN™ Guide: Dehumanization - How Scammers Can Do What They Do To You! Dehumanization Is The Viewing Certain People As Less Than Human Or As Objects To Be Used Or Manipulated 'Less Than Human' is the Psychology of Cruelty Dehumanizing is one of the more serious aberrations of human psychology. It allows us all to perform the most unspeakable acts as though they are nothing because we are doing them to others who are not like [...]

RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Understanding the Victim Complex

RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Understanding the Victim Complex An Insight Into The “Victim Complex” Or “Victim Mentality” By Robert Longley - Updated March 16, 2018 - Copyright Acknowledged In clinical psychology, a “victim complex” or “victim mentality” describes a personality trait of persons who believe they are constantly the victims of the harmful actions of others, even when made aware of evidence to the contrary. Most people go through normal periods of simple self-pity, as part of [...]

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: Female Face Fixation Syndrome

RSN™ Insight: Female Face Fixation Syndrome Why Men Have The Hardest Time Accepting The Truth When They Are Romance Scammed Long ago we observed that men especially seem to have the hardest time accepting the simple truth that they were scammed, and that it was by a team of scammers using stolen photos. They steadfastly grasp onto the mistaken notion that it is the young woman in the photos that scammed then  - her personally. [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Alert: Savior Victims

RSN™ Anti-Scam Alert: Savior Victims One of the things that happens to some victims is they develop a kind of messiah complex - a necessity or mania to help other victims - meaning they think that only they can save others. They become a kind of collector going around and gathering other souls so they can save them. They join anti-scam groups to "help" them but actually have no training in victims' support or related [...]

RSN™ Guide: Scammer Technique – Cold Reading

RSN™ Guide: Scammer Technique - Cold Reading Cold Reading Is A Scam Information Gathering Technique! Cold reading is a set of techniques used by mentalists, psychics, fortune-tellers, mediums, illusionists (readers), and scam artists to imply that the reader knows much more about the person than the reader actually does. Without prior knowledge, a practiced cold-reader can quickly obtain a great deal of information by analyzing the person's body language, age, clothing or fashion, hairstyle, gender, [...]

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