Impact of Scams on Victims

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SCARS™ Recovery: Phases Of Recovery

SCARS™ Recovery: Phases Of Recovery Scam victims go through a series of phases from the scam to recovery. Many victims do not make it through all of them and become trapped in denial or anger, preventing them from recovery. Sadly the majority of victims do not recover, but being aware of the process can help you recognize where you are and what steps you need to take to move forward through the process. Phases [...]

SCARS™ Support: U.K. Victims Compensation

SCARS™ Support: U.K. Victims Compensation Did You Know That Crime Victims In The U.K. Can Apply For Compensation For Being The Victim? OF COURSE, YOU HAD TO REPORT IT TO THE POLICE What service the police provide to you is set by the Victims Code of Practice. Under this code you have specific rights, which include; The right to be kept informed about the progress of your case by the police. The right to hear [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Why You Can’t Stop Looking At The Stolen Face

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Why You Can't Stop Looking At The Stolen Face Why Some People Can't Stop Thinking About Their Exes - Ex-Scammer's Stolen Face How are you dealing with a fake relationship breakup? Some people throw themselves into depression, some into anger, some try to work through it with work, or some through hunting down scammers and "exposing them". These can all be efforts to distract themselves from the heartache and the trauma [...]

SCARS™ Editorial: Let’s Talk About Black Vs. White In Scamming

SCARS™ Editorial: Let's Talk About Black Vs. White In Scamming Scammers Scam Every Race & Color They really do not care what race or ethnicity you are - you are just money to them! Well, most of the time. BUT IT IS ALMOST INEVITABLE It is almost inevitable that race comes into the conversation when talking about scamming since a majority of it originates with West Africans. Nigerians especially have perfected their models and have [...]

SCARS™ Guide: United States Crime Victims Rights & Assistance By State [UPDATED]

SCARS™ Guide: United States Crime Victims Rights & Assistance By State [UPDATED] Victims' Rights & Victims' Services by U.S. State Each state adopted a list of Victim's Rights following California's example in 1982 - the Bill of Rights for Victims, or "Marsy's Law."  Certain aspects of these rights, originally established for victims of violent crimes, also cover fraud victims; however, the list of rights differs from state to state. Many state victim services provide a [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Living In Denial – A Case In Point [VIDEOS]

SCARS™ Insight: Living In Denial - A Case In Point [VIDEOS] Sadly, A Substantial Number Of Scam Victims Simply Cannot Accept That They Were Scammed Over and over they have sent money to fake identities invented by scammers, but the compulsion to believe is so strong that they are incapable of accepting the truth. Unfortunately, short of hospitalization in a mental health facility, there is little that family and friends can do to convince them. [...]

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Scam Obsession – Becoming Scam Junkie

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Scam Obsession - Becoming Scam Junkie Some Victims Replace The Obsession Of The Scam With Another Obsession About Scams Unfortunately, some scam victims simply cannot turn away from the scam once it has ended. Those Of Us That Assist Scam Victims Cannot Turn Away From Scams We are forced to deal with scams and scammers on a daily basis. We write about them, report scammers, and help victims. This activity [...]