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DenialDenial Denial is a refusal or unwillingness to accept something or to accept reality. Refusal to admit the truth or reality of something, refusal to acknowledge something unpleasant; And as a term of Psychology: denial is a defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality. Is A River In Nigeria

For those of you who are SO AFRAID that your family or friends will find out you have been scammed, think about this!

That VERY SAME FEAR is what is most likely going to get you scammed again and again.

You are showing that you have not learned.

You are showing that you have not accepted your role in what happened.

You are showing you are still in denialDenial Denial is a refusal or unwillingness to accept something or to accept reality. Refusal to admit the truth or reality of something, refusal to acknowledge something unpleasant; And as a term of Psychology: denial is a defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality..

Truly accepting what happens does not mean you shout it from the rooftops, but it does mean that you accept that you were scammed – meaning you were targeted, and a team of scammers who were expert at what they do used techniques that you did not understand and were not prepared for against you.

It was your 9/11

But the shameShame Shame is an unpleasant self-conscious emotion typically associated with a negative evaluation of the self; withdrawal motivations; and feelings of distress, exposure, mistrust, powerlessness, and worthlessness. you feel should not be for the fact that it happened,

it should be for not learning from it, and truly overcoming it. That includes preparing yourself for the next time, because trust us, there will be a next time.

Once you have been victimized by professional scammers, they will be back. And back. Again and again, until YOU learn to avoid them.

But SOME of YOU are hiding and avoiding learning!

If YOU have blocked our posts then that is exactly what you are doing.

HIDING from the TRUTH that could save you next time.

BUT you are also doing something worse. You are denying others that see your timeline the chance to learn before it happens to them.

You are the conduit for knowledge about online scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. because you are here, but some of you blockBlock Blocking is a technical action usually on social media or messaging platforms that restricts or bans another profile from seeing or communicating with your profile. To block someone on social media, you can usually go to their profile and select it from a list of options - often labeled or identified with three dots ••• most of our posts (or all) for fear that people will find out and not understand.

Of course they will not understand. BUT you can help them understand.

Just imagine if ONE of your friends who was scammed – you do have at least one – had shared this knowledge with you before you were scammed, and was willing to talk openly about it.

Would you be a victim today?

Probably not.

You may be a lost cause, but your friends and family are not.

Why don’t you put on your adult pants and share a hard lesson with them to help keep them safe?

Have you had a traffic accident? You would share that knowledge right?

Have you had a burglary? You would share that knowledge right?

Then why are you hiding your scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost.?

We are sympathetic, we are the only registered scam victims’ support groupSupport Group In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic, such as romance scams. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy. They can be supervised or not. SCARS support groups are moderated by the SCARS Team and or volunteers.. But that ends when you continue behaviors that are destructive against yourself and others.

All we can do is try to shake you. To get you awake. To recognize that knowledge is the only superpower that will save you from these Arch-Villains.

But if you are not listening and hiding in your cave, we can’t help you. But we will still try to help those you are keeping in the dark!

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