Victims’ Assistance Resources

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New Book From Best Selling Author Elina Juusola – Love on the Line:: How to Recover from Romance Scams Gracefully and Without Victimisation  – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery: New Book From Best Selling Author Elina Juusola - Love on the Line:: How to Recover from Romance Scams Gracefully and Without Victimisation  A New Work from Elina Juusola, Bestselling Author and SCARS Board Member Overview How can you become a victim of a romance scam and recover from the experience without harm? Elina Juusola, researcher and a feminist was living a low time of her life. She was struggling with her health [...]

Journaling Online – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery: Journaling Online     We have talked about the benefits of keeping a recovery journal in the past, but journaling can be a challenge unless you are disciplined enough to maintain it and keep it handy. There is another solution: PENZU Penzu is your private, 100% customizable online journal. Loved by over 2 million writers around the world. To Learn More About How Journaling Can Help Scam Victims Click Here » [...]

Urgent Financial Assistance For Scam Victims – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery: Urgent Financial Assistance For Scam Victims IF YOU ARE A SCAM VICTIM LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES THERE ARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE The following is speaking more about people in financial need than for victims, but victims may also be in financial need and these are programs available to you as well. If you do not live in the United States you will have to research the programs provided by your government. [...]

Taking Care Of Yourself – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery: Taking Care Of Yourself Self-Care Is Very Important After A Scam What Is Self-Care? The term “self-care” refers to actions and attitudes we use to consciously contribute to the maintenance of our overall well-being and personal health. Self-care can include physical activities as well as emotional practices and changing our perceptions of situations in our lives. While this concept is big in the field of victim services, it can also be generalized to [...]

My Truth – A SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial By Clair St. Jennifer

A SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial By Clair St Jennifer The following is a Guest Editorial by Clair St Jennifer - a Scam Survivor and Member of SCARS|RSN Support Groups. Clair plays a role in helping scam victims to recover and educating them to avoid scams in the future. My Truth I want to take the time to talk to people that have been the victim of a romance scam about future relationships. When you were being [...]

How Fear Affects You After A Scam – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: How Fear Affects You After A Scam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If You Are Overcome By Fear And You Need Someone To Talk To Now Call This Number: Call 1-800-273-8255 Or Your Local Crisis Hotline - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

Real Victims’ Assistance – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery & Support [Infographic]

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery & Support: Real Victims' Assistance [Infographic] Scam Victims Pass Through Stages On Their Way To Healing And Recovery But Are Easily Held Back By Bad Support THE ROMANCE SCAM VICTIM FUNNEL EFFECT The Romance Scam Victim Funnel Effect - Infographic Poster About Most Anti-Scam Groups Most anti-scam groups are complete amateurs or fakes that offer no real help! They feed off of romance scam victims' fear and anger. Forcing an endless [...]

Write A Letter To Your Scammer – Say What You Feel! – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery: Write A Letter To Your Scammer - Say What You Feel! Write A Letter That You Never Intend To Send One of the great challenges of scam victim recovery is resolving those unresolvable conflicts, and one of the greatest is never really being able to tell your scammer how much they harmed you. NOTICE: We DO NOT Recommend You Reopen Communications With Your Scammer, This Is For Your Benefit, Not Theirs! You Have [...]

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 [...]

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

SCARS|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 [...]

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