Scam Victim

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, [...]

A Victim’s Story: Boyati Miskun

A Victim's Story: Boyati Miskun Remembering The Tragic Story Of Boyati Miskun Rest In Peace Boyati Boyati was a domestic worker from Indonesia living and working for a family in Hong Kong. Alone and vulnerable in an alien land she turned to the Internet for her connection with home and family. In 2011, Boyati met "David Mark" online, a man who claimed to be a U.S. Amy veteran living in Ghana. Nearly four years of [...]

A Guide for Friends and Family of Romance Scam Survivors

A Guide for Friends and Family of Romance Scam Survivors A Free Guide by the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] This Guide is intended for Family and Friends of someone that was involved in a Romance Scam Also available on LinkedIn.com here » Introduction This is presented in the hope that it will help scam victims to explain what happened to them. We hope that by reading this you can understand that the [...]

The Story of Our Friend Patricia M.

The Story of Our Friend Patricia M. This is the story of a romance scam survivor from Australia in her own words. From Australia's Women's World Magazine. Click here to view full size Click here to view full size Click here to view full size Click here to view full size Third-party copyrights acknowledged. RSN™ Team a division of SCARS™ Miami Florida U.S.A.     - - - - - - - - - - [...]

RSN™ Insight: Good vs. Bad While Recovering

RSN™ Insight: Good vs. Bad While Recovering After The Scam Many Victims Choose To Recover - Sadly, Most Do Not! Only about 30% of victims will choose to recover from the scam emotionally, the remaining victims will either hide in their denial or allow anger to run their lives. Even those that have chosen to recover face constant challenges and consequences of continuing bad behaviors. However, to help victims learn to recover we have to be [...]

RSN™ Guide: What Does Recovery Mean For A Scam Victim?

RSN™ Guide: What Does Recovery Mean For A Scam Victim? What Does It Mean to Be "In Recovery"? In this article, we are going to talk about recovery, as in recovery after a scam. In Our Use, We Mean That Recovery Is A Process However, because scams are complex in that they involve psychological traumatization (as a victim), involve addiction (as in the mental addiction to the scam); and the financial difficulty of both financial [...]

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™ Editorial: Don’t Waste Your Money On Private Detectives

RSN™ Editorial: Don't Waste Your Money On Private Detectives Scam Victim Advisory - Investigative Scams & Wasting Your Money There is a Private Investigation company called Trustify that is taking the money of scam victims to confirm that, yes, they are being scammed. Unfortunately, there are many investigative services that are only too happy to take your money. After all, you are desperate. You have sent money to your scammer. You have fallen in love [...]

The Scam Victim’s Mantra

The Scam Victim's Mantra In Order To Recover From Your Scam You Must Change That Part Of You That Allowed It In The First Place! We have prepared a mantra for you that you can repeat to yourself when you feel your emotions boiling to the surface. I Am Imperfect I Am Human I Was Foolish And It Cost Me I Wanted To Believe But Was Lied To I Know Better Now I Am Learning More And [...]

Victim’s Stories: A Tale Of Warning From A Scam Victim

Victim's Stories: A Tale Of Warning From A Scam Victim Once A Scammer Always A Scammer We Have Learned! The following was posted as a comment on our website about never trusting scammers, even if they do pay you back! We wanted to share it for everyone's benefit! A Tale Of Bank Fraud By Dwight D. [this was in response to another comment] This same thing has happened to me, a girl name Maria Lucki, [...]

RSN™ Guide: What Is The Relationship Between Scammer And Victim?

RSN™ Guide: What Is The Relationship Between Scammer And Victim? It Is The Relationship Between Predator & Prey! Originally published by RSN in April 2016, and updated September 2018 Unfortunately, The Predators Have Been Winning For Decades! A predator is an organism that eats (or preys) another organism. The prey is the organism which the predator eats. Some examples of predator and prey are lion and zebra, bear and fish, and fox and rabbit. The [...]

Scam Survivor

SCARS' Scam Survivor's Medal Are You A Scam Survivor? For All of You Who are Scam Victims You are Truly a Survivor and a Hero! We Salute You! We present to each of you the SCARS Survivor's Medal in recognition of your achievement and to remind you that you are a survivor! You stopped your scammer and opened your eyes. You turned away from the scam and found the support of other victims. [...]

Stop Thinking

Stop Thinking And Just Let Things Happen This is a bit of a conflict. You need your brain in gear when dealing with scammers, but you need to stop overthinking about what happened. Rely more on instincts. If you are honest with yourself, your instincts probably told you something was wrong with the scammer long before you let yourself accept it because you were overthinking - meaning your thought processes could not accept what your [...]

RSN Steps™ – Scam Victim Free Self-Help Recovery Program

The RSN Steps™ - Scam Victim Free Self-Help Recovery Program Copyright © 2016-2018 Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams Inc. A Free 8 Step Program For Self-Help Recovery From Online Fraud The SCARS™ / Romance Scams Now™ Road Map To Self-Recovery For Scam Victims. Note: This is not a medically approved program, but an emotional support program intended for educational purposes only. Please read the disclaimer at the end. This program was designed by the [...]

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