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 [...]

Equivocation – The Magician’s Choice – The Arts Of Manipulation

Equivocation - The Magician's Choice - The Arts Of Manipulation Psychology Of Scams A SCARS Insight Many Victims Believed That They Made Their Own Choices During The Scam They Frequently Cannot Forgive Themselves Because Of It - But In Reality, Most Of The Time The Scammer Made Or Led All The Major Decisions Scams & Magic Have Much In Common Scams & Magic Tricks are all about manipulation and control. [...]

Living under Manipulation for Too Long Leaves Victims …

Living under Manipulation for Too Long Leaves Victims ... An Exploration of the Short-Term & Long-Term Effects of Long-Term Relationship Scams A SCARS Insight into the Psychology of Scams What Does Extending Exposure To Romance Scams Manipulation Do To Victims? Long-Term Scams Can Have Very Lasting Effects This article is intended for both scam victims and can be shared with family and friends to help them better understand the scam [...]

What Drives People To Be Scammed?

What Drives People To Be Scammed? A SCARS Overview Why Do People Accept Scams? What We Are Really Asking Is Why People Believe In Fantasies? What is it about us humans that we are so willing to believe a fairytale? Yet, so often that is exactly what we do! This is not intended to shame victims - far from it, this is intended to help victims example their own [...]

Victims Want What Scammers Offer

Victims Want What Scammers Offer Scam Basics by SCARS Internet Romance Scammers Know What Their Victims Are Longing To Hear It can be surprisingly easy to fall prey to a romance scam — and has nothing to do with stupidity, an online fraud expert has warned. Key points: Smart people regularly fall for romance scams and it can be easy to fall for a person you've never met, [...]

Scam Grooming: Using Persuasion To Establish Rapport

Scam Grooming: Using Persuasion To Establish Rapport The Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight Scammers Are Very Clever And Precise In Their Use Of Personal Language & Persuasion Using The Power Of Persuasion To Groom Scam Victims It seems strange to think of scammers using precise language when their grammar is so bad, but grammar aside, their use of pronouns and endearments, and other persuasive techniques are designed [...]

Future Faking – Future Planning As A Manipulation Tactic Of Scammers

Future Faking Future Planning As A Manipulation Tactic Of Scammers Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight How Scammers Can Lure Victims with "Future Faking" The Real Reason Those Fantasies Of A Wonderful Future Together Never Came True? It Was All Lies! But it sounded wonderful - right? Adapted from a Psychology Today article by Elinor Greenberg Ph.D. According to Psychology Today ... Most normal relationships follow a fairly predictable [...]

Scam Grooming: Finding Common Interests

Scam Grooming: Finding Common Interests Scammer Techniques & Methods A SCARS Insight Scammers Know How To Groom You! They Begin To Hook You With Common Interests Scammers Know How To Start A Conversation With You And Spark A Friendship From your religion, hobbies, a line of work, etc., they use everything against you to bend you to their will. Once you accept their friend request or their connection, [...]

The Scam Is Over But You Are Still Being Manipulated

The Scam Is Over But You Are Still Being Manipulated A SCARS Psychology of Scams Insight You Were Romance Scammed You discovered the scam and ended it, but you are still being manipulated by the scammer! For some victims, this can go on for months or even years after the scam ends! Scammer's Goals Think for a moment about the scammer's goals during your scam? They had five primary [...]

What is the Purpose of Gaslighting?

What is the Purpose of Gaslighting? A SCARS Insight into the Psychology of Scams What Is Gaslighting Why Do Scammers Gaslight Victims? Online social engineering scams rely heavily on the technique of "Gaslighting" to hold and manipulate its victims. However, gaslighting is one of the most pervasive psychological techniques in use the world over! Understanding its purpose and the effects that it has on its victims can help [...]

Narcissists Are Obsessed With Multiple Online Identities

Narcissists Are Obsessed With Multiple Online Identities Beware Of People With Multiple Profiles In business, sometimes multiple social media profiles are needed, but not multiple personal profiles - especially not on dating platforms! Why Are Malignant Narcissists Obsessed With Multiple Online Identities And Dating Sites? You need to step back and step away from the word “Malignant” for just a moment. Let’s just look just at the Narcissist [...]

Psychology Of Scams: Why Keeping Your Scam Secret Harms You And Everyone Else!

Why Keeping Your Scam Secret Harms You And Everyone Else! The More You Keep It Bottled Up, The More Your Trauma Will Progress Eventually, it can develop into full Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Keeping Your Scam Secret Will Only Increase Your Trauma Why Scam Victims Don’t Disclose Being A Victim Being a scam victim is often not disclosed to anyone for many years. Some people may never [...]

Socially Engineered / Social Engineering Scams [Updated][VIDEOS]

Socially Engineered / Social Engineering Scams [Updated] A SCARS™ Guide Originally published: May 2018 You have probably heard the term "Social Engineering' before, but what is it? Social Engineering Is ... Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It is a type of confidence trick (scam) for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, [...]

Stranger Trust – How Did You Get Captured In A Scam

Stranger Trust - How Did You Get Captured In A Scam Trusting A Stranger Was Your Major Mistake From this mistake, everything else flowed! Psychology of Scams: Stranger Trust - How Did You Get Captured In A Scam Talking To And Trusting Strangers, And The Captive Flow We All Know We Are Not Supposed To Automatically Trust Strangers - Then Why Do We? Let's explore why we are so [...]