Scam Psychology

RSN™ Guide: The Amygdala Hijack! [Infographic]

RSN™ Guide: The Amygdala Hijack! [Infographic] IF YOU ARE A ROMANCE SCAM VICTIM THEN YOU ARE A VICTIM OF THE AMYGDALA HIJACK! One of the cornerstones of a Romance Scam (and it variations) is that before you are aware of it, your brain is hijacked. This happens when the scammer starts to tell you they love you - it happens because you have projected your own wants and desires onto your online relationship almost from [...]

SCARS Announcement: Completion Of New Zealand Victim Study

SCARS Announcement: Completion Of New Zealand Victim Study SCARS Is Very Pleased To Have Assisted In The Continuing Research Into The Psychological Effects Of Online Fraud Potentially Leading The Way To Better Recovery Solutions For All Victims We are very proud of our volunteers and staff for their support during the study by the University of Aukland, New Zealand, and to all of the victims and SCARS Members that participated. SCARS continues to lead the [...]

The Emotional Traps To Watch Out For

Psychology of Scams The emotional traps to watch out for Criminals are using age-old techniques to manipulate the way we think and act, leaving us vulnerable to scams. IDCARE counsellor Suli Malet-Warden explains the psychological games that scammers play to entrap their victims. ROMANCE SCAMS During the grooming stage, the criminal works on eliciting a high level of trust to manipulate the victim into what the criminal terms the 'ether state'. This state is characterised by [...]

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