The Sad Tale Of Glenda Seim

The Sad Tale Of Glenda Seim The Story of a Romance Scam Victim who became a Money Mule then a Federal Convict at age 81 A SCARS Victim Story Glenda Seim, Convicted Money Mule! An 81-Year-Old Kirkwood Woman Pleaded Guilty To Being A "Money Mule" For An Online Scammer 81-year-old Kirkwood, Missouri woman pleads guilty to being "money mule" An 81-year-old Kirkwood woman pleaded guilty to [...]

Do You Hate Your Scammer?

Do You Hate Your Scammer? Hate Is An Incredibly Destructive Emotion That Prevents Recovery After A Scam! A SCARS Insight Why Do You Hate Your Scammer? Originally Published 2018 / Updated September 2021 We Have A Few Serious Questions For Scam Victims: Do You Know Who Your Scammer Is? Do You Hate Your Scammer? Can You Ever Forgive Your Scammer? When You Say To Yourself That You Can't Forgive Your [...]

Scammer Name-Calling – Please Just Stop It!

Scammer Name-Calling - Please Just Stop It! You Are Not Hurting Them, You Are Hurting Yourself! A SCARS Insight Why Stop Calling Scammers Names!? Calling Criminals Names Only Hurts Their Victims! We all see it all the time in the news, in commentary, and on social media. People calling criminals names - putting them down. But Why Do People Do It? This is an age-old attempt at chasing [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends – Chapter 4 – Obsessive Scammer Exposing – Updated

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends - Chapter 4 - Obsessive Scammer Exposing Originally published chapters 3 and 4 were together, we split them for greater clarity. The Compulsion To Expose! When someone is recently victimized by a romance scammer they fall into one of four main categories: Those that simply hide Those that panic Those that are enraged & want revenge Those that want to understand After some time passes they will develop distinct Mindsets, but that is [...]

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends – Chapter 2 – Scammers Are Stupid?

SCARS™ Scammer Urban Legends - Chapter 2 - Scammers Are Stupid? You Hear This All The Time From Victims One of the things that is disturbing about many scam victims is the need to invent a mythology about scammers that simply isn't true. Unfortunately, incompetent anti-scam groups do this too. This is a natural reaction, but it is wrong This is especially true when you are confronting someone that you can do nothing about. For example [...]

The Story Of Kira Lee Orsag (aka Dani Daniels) [Updated]

The Story Of Kira Lee Orsag AKA Dani Daniels Or Why So Many Victims Believe The Face In The Photo Is The Real Scammer A SCARS Insight American Adult Stars Do Not Live In Ghana Every Day We Are Contacted By Men And Women Who Have The Unshaking Belief That The Face In The Photo Was The Actual Person That Scammed Them It doesn't matter if it was [...]

Scambaiting – The Great Lie!

Scambaiting - Does Nothing To Stop Scamming A SCARS Special Report Scam Baiters would have you believe that wasting scammer's time is valuable - it is not All you are doing is teaching them to be better scammers! Scambaiting - The Great Lie! Scam Baiting Is The Use Of Deception By Vigilantes Thinking They Are Preventing Scams - It is Just Another Scam - Of Themselves And Others [...]

Victim’s Story: A Romance Scam Victim Speaks Out

A Victim's Story: A Romance Scam Victim Speaks Out We Welcome Each Victim To Share Their Story If you would like to send us your story, we will withhold your name. Send them to contact@AgainstScams.org Commentary From Individual Victims Who Desperately Want To Be Heard Here Is An Editorial That Came From One Victim A While Ago, And We Are Reprinting It For Our Current Viewer's Benefit We [...]

The Victim Trap – Meeting Strangers In A Strange Land!

The Victim Trap - Meeting Strangers In A Strange Land! A SCARS Special Report Many scam victims compound bad decisions with more bad decisions, such as traveling to meet a scammer. NEVER GO TO MEET SOMEONE YOU HAVE NEVER MET Have Them Come To You! Why Victims Place Themselves In Danger? Scam Victims Believe So Strongly In The Scam That They Are Willing To Go To Africa Traveling [...]

Really Understanding Your Anger [INFOGRAPHIC][VIDEOS]

Really Understanding Your Anger! Scam Victim Anger Works Against Recovery A Full Third Of Scam Victims Lose Themselves To Anger After The Discovery Anger is a normal part of the grief cycle but it easily gains control and prevents a victim's ability to move forward How Anger Affects Your Brain and Body Anger Can Be A Challenging Emotion To Work Through Sometimes our anger can be frightening. Or, [...]

Scam Victims & Violating The Law

Scam Victims & Violating The Law Many scam victims made poor decisions during the scam that may have resulted in them committing crimes, and this frequently continues after the scam in violating still more laws! We are not offering legal advice. We are presenting this information so that if any of this affects you, you can talk to an attorney and take the appropriate steps to protect yourself. [...]

A Scam Victim’s 7 Deadly Sins

A Scam Victim's 7 Deadly Sins After a scam, bad decision making continues and leads many victims in directions that may feel satisfying but delays or avoids recovery. Originally Published April 2019 - Updated January 2021 When Scam Victims Turn To The Dark Side WARNING: Just because you are a scam victim does not make you an expert at cybercrime nor will it instantly make your decision making [...]

Stages Of A Victim’s Experience Without Support

Stages Of A Victim’s Experience Without Support After a scam, scam victims experience several states - this is a different view of that experience from the grief-cycle or stages of recovery. This summary of these stages refers to the scam victim's experience without support, counseling, or therapy. • Minimization and Denial The victim denies the seriousness of the situation and excuses the abuser or calls them names: “He is stupid. He is scum. It didn’t [...]