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Desensitizing – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Desensitizing For Most Victims After The Scam Is A Very Traumatic Period NOTE: The following is not intended as a treatment or therapy guide but as a discussion of the subject matter. All decisions about mental health treatments or therapies should be made by patients in consultation with a licensed mental help professional. The trauma from the scam, romance scam specifically, will be very traumatic for an extended period of time. In [...]

What You Can Expect After A Scam – SCARS|RSN™ Podcast By Dr. Tim McGuinness

 SCARS|RSN™ Podcast By Dr. Tim McGuinness: What You Can Expect After A Scam Immediately After A Scam, You Will Have Questions. We Will Try To Answer Them! Here is our After-Scam Reality Check Podcast! You can download this for playback later is you would like. It is blunt but to the point – you need proper expectations to move forward with your recovery. Based upon our 27 Years of Experience this is what you should expect: You Have Been [...]

La Historia De Una Victima [En Español] [VIDEO] – SCARS|RSN Victim’s Stories

SCARS|RSN™ Victim's Stories: La Historia De Una Victima [En Español][Video] En sus propias palabras escuche la historia de una víctima, que es una madre soltera, y lo que significó una estafa de romance para ella. Lamentablemente, estos son muy comunes y a los estafadores nunca les importa el costo humano real de sus crímenes. Se necesita mucho coraje para enfrentar una experiencia como esta y salir y contar su historia. Si más víctimas hicieran esto, tal [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 – Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Urban Legends: Chapter 10 - Anti-Scam Groups Are All Good Online Fraud Has Been With Us Since The Late 1980s And So Have Groups Claiming To Help Victims And Expose Scammers From the days of Compuserve, AOL, and Prodigy there are have been people that have tried to help others understand about scams - we started just that way 28 years ago on the old America Online and on the TigerDIrect.com website - [...]

RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: 10 Steps To Breaking Free & Recovering

 RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: 10 Steps To Breaking Free & Recovering Extracted and adapted from an article by Sharie Stines, PsyD, GoodTherapy.org - Copyright acknowledged - we thank the author for their scholarship 10 Steps To Breaking Free And Staying Free Bonds occur in toxic relationships (such as with a romance scammer) and tend to be strengthened by inconsistent positive reinforcement — your hope of something better to come (a happy ending). These Trauma Bonds occur in [...]

The SCARS Philosophy of Providing Victims’ Support – Podcast

The SCARS Philosophy of Providing Victims' Support - Podcast The following is copyright © 2018 SCARS

RSN™ Guide: Depression – What You Need To Know

RSN™ Guide: Depression What You Need To Know By the: United States National Institute of Mental Health About this Guide This Guide, was prepared by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), provides an overview on depression. NIMH is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. This Guide will help you learn the following four things that everyone should know about depression: Depression is a real illness. Depression affects [...]

A Guide for Friends and Family of Romance Scam Survivors

A Guide for Friends and Family of Romance Scam Survivors A Free Guide by the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] This Guide is intended for Family and Friends of someone that was involved in a Romance Scam Also available on LinkedIn.com here » Introduction This is presented in the hope that it will help scam victims to explain what happened to them. We hope that by reading this you can understand that the [...]

RSN™ Visión: Bueno Contra Malo Mientras Se Recupera

RSN™ Visión: Bueno Contra Malo Mientras Se Recupera Artículo de RSN en Español Después De La Estafa, Muchas Víctimas Optan Por Recuperarse. Lamentablemente, La Mayoría No Lo Hace. Solo alrededor del 30% de las víctimas elegirán recuperarse de la estafa emocionalmente, las víctimas restantes se esconderán en su negación o permitirán que la ira corra sus vidas. Incluso aquellos que han optado por recuperarse enfrentan desafíos y consecuencias constantes de continuar con malos comportamientos. Sin [...]

RSN™ Insight: Good vs. Bad While Recovering

RSN™ Insight: Good vs. Bad While Recovering After The Scam Many Victims Choose To Recover - Sadly, Most Do Not! Only about 30% of victims will choose to recover from the scam emotionally, the remaining victims will either hide in their denial or allow anger to run their lives. Even those that have chosen to recover face constant challenges and consequences of continuing bad behaviors. However, to help victims learn to recover we have to be [...]

Journaling And Recovery From Scams – SCARS|RSN™ Victim Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Victim Recovery: Journaling And Recovery From Scams The Key For Every Victim Is Balance And Recovery Should Begin With Journaling We are at the end of another year with 2019 around the corner.  What better time than now to consider the value of keeping a journal and tracking your daily life balance from an emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical levels. There are various types of journaling that you can do and is based on your personal [...]

RSN™ Guide: What Does Recovery Mean For A Scam Victim?

RSN™ Guide: What Does Recovery Mean For A Scam Victim? What Does It Mean to Be "In Recovery"? In this article, we are going to talk about recovery, as in recovery after a scam. In Our Use, We Mean That Recovery Is A Process However, because scams are complex in that they involve psychological traumatization (as a victim), involve addiction (as in the mental addiction to the scam); and the financial difficulty of both financial [...]

RSN Guide: Romance Scam Victims & PTSD

RSN Guide: Romance Scam Victims & PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Can Affect Romance Scam Victims After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can seem like you'll never get over what happened or feel normal again. But by seeking treatment, [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Alert: Savior Victims

RSN™ Anti-Scam Alert: Savior Victims One of the things that happens to some victims is they develop a kind of messiah complex - a necessity or mania to help other victims - meaning they think that only they can save others. They become a kind of collector going around and gathering other souls so they can save them. They join anti-scam groups to "help" them but actually have no training in victims' support or related [...]

RSN™ ScamTV™ Video: Unbroken

RSN™ ScamTV™ Video: Unbroken If You Are A Scam Victim You Must Watch This Video Getting up after a scam is incredibly hard, but you have to do it. You have to stand up and continue, otherwise, the scammer wins! Don't stay down. Don't let them beat you and steal from you your will, your future, your happiness. Don't give up. You can make it through this! We know because we have helped [...]

The Scam Victim’s Mantra

The Scam Victim's Mantra In Order To Recover From Your Scam You Must Change That Part Of You That Allowed It In The First Place! We have prepared a mantra for you that you can repeat to yourself when you feel your emotions boiling to the surface. I Am Imperfect I Am Human I Was Foolish And It Cost Me I Wanted To Believe But Was Lied To I Know Better Now I Am Learning More And [...]

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