SCARSSCARS SCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims. Visit www.AgainstScams.org to learn more about SCARS.Psychology of ScamsPsychology Of Scams Psychology Of Scams is the study of the psychological or emotional effects of scams or financial fraud on victims of these crimes. It helps victims to better understand the impact of scams on them personally or on others. To find the SCARS articles on the Psychology of Scams, use the search option to enter the term and find them.: Emotional Danger After The 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.

When You Discover You Have Been Scammed Your Mind Goes Into Shock And You Seek Ways To Hold Onto Your Reality – Fake Or Not!

Transference Can Easily Become Delusional Right After A Scam

You Just Discovered You Were Scammed …

  • You fell for a fake face
  • You fell for a fake name
  • You fell for a fake story

You can’t believe it, it must not be true, but maybe the person you grew to know is real after all?

  • Maybe you really love the face in the photo and they must love you?
  • Maybe that face is the face of the real scammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer.?
  • Maybe they don’t know about 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. and you have to save them?
  • Maybe if you could just get to know them it would be ok?

You acknowledge that you were scammed, but now you can’t let go of the person even though they are not real!

Will You Accept It?  Or Transfer Your Emotions?

WHAT COMES NEXT? THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

  • Will you chase the real person in the photo because you know they love you?
  • Will you cyberstalk the real person in the stolen photos used by the scammer?
  • Will you harass the real person in the photo because you need to warn them?
  • Will you blameBlame Blame or Blaming is the act of censuring, holding responsible, making negative statements about an individual or group that their action or actions are socially or morally irresponsible, the opposite of praise. When someone is morally responsible for doing something wrong, their action is blameworthy. By contrast, when someone is morally responsible for doing something right, we may say that his or her action is praiseworthy. Blame imparts responsibility for an action or act, as in that they made a choice to perform that act or action. & hate the real person in the photo because you think they scammed you?
  • Or will you turn away from the scam and the face in the photo, accepting that it was not real?

The question is if you can accept reality or if you drift into delusion trading one romanticized fantasy that went bad for a new one that may offer you a lifeline.

These are your choices! What will it be?