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. [...]

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 [...]

Gaslighting – Destroying A Victim’s Sense Of Reality Or Truth [Updated]

Gaslighting - Destroying A Victim's Sense Of Reality A SCARS Guide The Psychology of Scams & Manipulation Techniques Scammer Manipulation Technique: Gaslighting A Tool Used In Destroying a Victim's Sense of Reality Its purpose is to manipulate (someone) by psychological means to get them to question their own sanity or reality “Gaslighting” or “Gaslight” is a type of manipulation that we will use throughout the article. Introduction to [...]

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 [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Psychology Of The Online Dating Romance Scams – A Research Report [PDF]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Psychology Of The Online Dating Romance Scams - A Research Report [PDF] The Psychological Consequences Of Being A Victim Of The Online Dating Romance Scam Research Undertaken at The University of Leicester This report summaries a year-long project, led by Professor Whitty, which examined the online dating romance scam. The three main aims of the project were to: identify psychological characteristics of individuals which raise their risk of becoming victims; examine [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Confirmation Bias – Letting Your Desires Control What You See!

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Confirmation Bias - Letting Your Desires Control What You See! Scam Victims Are Expertly Manipulated During The Course Of Their Romance Scam (And Other Types Of Scams Too) But Their Psychology Actively Contributes To Its Success! One of the factors the contributes to both the initial hook and then the continuation of the scam is the victim's own psychology. Each of us experiences the world subjectively based upon what we believe [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Reciprocity Rule & Scams

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Reciprocity Rule & Scams Definition Of Reciprocity In social psychology, reciprocity is a social norm of responding to a positive action with another positive action, rewarding kind actions. As a social construct, reciprocity means that in response to friendly actions, people are frequently much nicer and much more cooperative than predicted by the self-interest model; conversely, in response to hostile actions, they are frequently much nastier and even brutal. [lwptoc] Reciprocity is also a technique of Social Engineering. [...]

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™ Psychology of Scams Video – Stranger Trust

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams Video - Stranger Trust Stranger Trust Is A Documented Psychological Phenomenon That Opens The Door To Vulnerability! To learn more about Stranger Trust CLICK HERE » Do you remember not to talk to strangers? Stranger Trust is the first step in making yourself vulnerable! Once the scammer or cybercriminal is in the door, then you are lost control. THIS IS EXACTLY HOW SOCIAL ENGINEERING WORKS! Tags: Psychology of Scams, Stranger [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: What Drives Us To Be Scammed

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: What Drives Us To Be Scammed Every Minute, Every Day, Throughout Our Lives We Rush Headlong From One Scam To Another [lwptoc] Why Are We Scammed? Because we are emotional beings who want for things we do not have. It really is that simple. Marketers, salespeople, politicians, and scammers - wait, it there any difference between them? They are all selling us something we long for. Every Day We Are Scammed [...]