Romance Scam Victimization

Romance Scam Victimization A SCARS Psychology of Scams Insight Romance & Relationship Scam Victimization Victimization (or Victimization) is the process of being victimized or becoming a victim. Research that studies the process, rates, incidence, and prevalence of victimization is called Victimology. vic·tim·i·za·tion ˌviktəməˈzāSH(ə)n,ˌviktəˌmīˈzāSH(ə)n/ A Noun :: the action of singling someone out for cruel or unjust treatment. "we should be able to speak up without fear of victimization" There Are [...]

Psychology Of Scams: Scam Fetishists or Willing Victims?

Psychology Of Scams: Scam Fetishists or Willing Victims? Men or Women Who Get Scammed On Purpose? Are There Men Or Women Who Want To Get Scammed Online?? "CATFISHISM" Appears To Be A Thing Now! Who Knew? There appears to be a growing number of men involved in "catfishism," a fetish centered around getting scammed on the internet. These men or women willingly hand over their money (as much [...]

Understanding Trauma Compulsions – Psychology of Scams

Understanding Trauma Compulsions - Psychology of Scams When exploring the psychology of scams it is essential to look deeply at trauma and its compulsions and how they manifest The Compulsion to Repeat the Trauma "Re-enactment, Revictimization, and Masochism" By Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD* Published in: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Volume 12, Number 2, Pages 389-411, June 1989. SCARS Editor's Note: This research is not specifically [...]

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™ Psychology of Scams: Repeating The Scam – Engaging In Risky Behavior Over & Over

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Repeating The Scam - Engaging In Risky Behavior Over & Over During the formative years of contemporary psychiatry, much attention was paid to the continuing role of past traumatic experiences on the current lives of people. Charcot, Janet, and Freud all noted that fragmented memories of traumatic events dominated the mental life of many of their patient and built their theories about the nature and treatment of psychopathology on this recognition. [...]

SCARS™ Editorial: Commentary On Being Scammed Again

SCARS™ Editorial: Commentary On Being Scammed Again 90% Of Scam Survivors Have The Completely Wrong Idea About What It Means To Remain Safe And Avoid Future Scams Partly this is the fault of other so-called anti-scam groups - amateurs or fakes! They propagate the idea that once you learn about scams by looking at an endless stream of stolen photos that you will be immune from being scammed again. Unfortunately, this is also a scam. [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Victims Are Still Victims

SCARS™ Insight: Victims Are Still Victims Victims Forget What Being Surrounded By Other Victims Really Means One of the tremendously difficult things about being in a community of victims is that people forget what that means. Too often, victims believe they are recovered and they are not. They believe they can never be scammed again but they can. They believe that they were not affected yet are deeply traumatized. Being around scam victims is just [...]