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THE SCARS STEPS PROGRAM – SELF-HELP SELF-PACES 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. VICTIM RECOVERY PROGRAM GUIDE

A SCAM RECOVERY GUIDE FOR SCAM VICTIMS FROM SCARS

The SCARS GREEN BOOK helps you get over your scam!

This publication is to help Scam Victims recover from their scam experience – A Self-Help Self-Paced 8 Step Recovery Program From 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. & Online FraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim..

This was created by SCARS Authors: Tim McGuinness Ph.D., Debby Montgomery Johnson, Vianey Gonzalez, Chris Fromal, Sharon Armstrong, Vismaya Rubin, Lydia Zagorova

DESIGNED FOR SCAM VICTIMS!

This program is designed to help scam victims struggling to recover on their own and for those who want to understand the overall process. You can be using other resources, such as traumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS. counselingCounseling Counseling is the professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes. A mental health counselor (MHC), or counselor, is a person who works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Such persons may help individuals deal with issues associated with addiction and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging. They may also work with "Social Workers", "Psychiatrists", and "Psychologists". SCARS does not provide mental health counseling. or therapy, qualified support groupsSupport Groups 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., or completely independent – on your own!

This is a complete program and is provided for that purpose.

NOTE: When working with outside support providers (such as trauma counselors,) some aspects may not be as needed but still useful, but when you are facing recovery on your own – which we know that many scam victims will do – it is essential to have a complete program that you can follow, even if you do not perform everything contained in it.

You are encouraged to use this SCARS Program completely

We suggest that you:

  • Follow the SCARS Steps Program step by step, but take your time. There is no hurry. Each step will happen when you are ready.
  • Make sure that you do perform each Step – do not skip steps.
  • We recommend that you also join a qualified 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. and regularly participate!

This program was designed by the staff of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship ScamsSCARS 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. Inc. [SCARS] the world’s leading crime victims’ assistance provider focused on scam victims in concert with a leading university-based upon our nearly 30 years of experience as a self-help program to assist in the recovery process for those that do not have other means or resources available to them for their scam recovery, or for those that are not ready to take the first step to seek trauma counseling or therapy.

After the trauma of being scammed, you need to take steps to recover and move on. This may be an alternative to counseling in the short term, but we still encourage you to seek out professional help & support.

YOUR OWN PSYCHOLOGY

Throughout this trauma-informedTrauma-Informed Trauma-informed care shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” A trauma-informed approach to care acknowledges that health care needs to have a complete picture of a patient’s life situation — past and present — in order to provide effective care services with a healing orientation. Adopting trauma-informed practices can potentially improve patient engagement, treatment adherence, and health outcomes. SCARS Steps Program, we speak about issues, challenges, defects, or problems that a victim may have in a generalized way.

Each person is different and it is important to understand your own reasons for being vulnerable to being scammed, how you were lured in, then groomed and manipulated, and then finally your reactions once it ended.

SCARS provides a large library of educational articles on all the topics of recovery from scams and the 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. (on RomanceScamsNOW.com) to help victims better understand these concepts.

THIS GUIDE HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO HELP YOU IF YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF A SCAM! BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP AND BEGIN THE STEPS TO GET THERE!

SECTIONS (THE STEPS)

  • Step 1 Acceptance
  • Step 2 Your Actions
  • Step 3 Talk About It
  • Step 4 Work On Yourself
  • Step 5 Harm To Others
  • Step 6 Repair The Harm
  • Step 7 Admit Your Mistakes
  • Step 8 Moving Forward

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  1. Sharon ruisinger February 15, 2018 at 2:07 am - Reply

    im sharon.i was scammed when i joined a dating site,I lost my entire saving my home my car the respect of my family an friends I shut myself away for two years now I’d like to help others I lost over 850,000 to one man I thought loved me and swore to God hed never hurt me. But he almost destroyed me It hurt my family because they almost lost me only God knows why iv made it threw these past two years but I made it and you can too

  2. Anonymous May 8, 2017 at 6:16 am - Reply

    i dont want to comment or open my name in public. hoe can i give their telephone numbers

    • Romance Scams Now Editorial Team May 9, 2017 at 11:12 am - Reply

      You could look at the website for how to report scammers. Put in a little effort.

  3. CHRISTINE MOUTON May 5, 2017 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    I’M BEING SCAMMED BY A MAN NAMES HUNTER PHYLLIS SAY’S HE WORKS IN SYRIA ON A 30 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT. HE SAYS HE LOVE’S ME . HUNTER SENT A PHONY WORK DOCUMENT OF THIS HI-PAID PROJECT AND I WOULD RECEIVE 6% OF THIS, HE WANTS TO MARRY ME. (YEAH AND THE MOON IS ROYAL BLUE TOO), WHO WORKS WITH BERNARD BONSRA AND ERICK NYARKO, MY MONEY, IN CREDIT CARD’S WERE TAMPERED WITH THESE MEN PROFESSIONALLY TOOK $25.000 FROM MY CREDIT CARDS. MONEY WAS SENT TO ACCURA,GHANA AND ALSO TO GHANA MART. $490 IN FOOD, THEY USED MY CREDIT CARDS TO BUY APPLE PHONES,WORTH $5000 ( THESE MEN COULD BE TERROIST’S TO MAKE BOMBS WITH THESE PHONES), THAT WAS SENT TO BERNARD BONSRA AT THE ABOVE CITY & COUNTRY OF GHANA. I HAVE E-MAIL’S OF HUNTER AND PHONE NUMBERS OF THESE MEN AND PHONE NUMBER 800 OF GHANA MART…..i was truly robbed not that I give them money but, they tapped into my credit cards. Be carefull people.. What I do now is I called my credit card Companies, put a freezeFreeze Trauma Freeze Response:

    While fight-or-flight is the better-known way humans respond to certain stressful stimuli, the additional less known third response "FREEZE", was not as widely studied until this last decade. Freezing as a response to a threat might seem effective, a sort of “playing dead” in the face of danger; however, in humans freezing manifests as an inability to communicate, react, make decisions, or take any action of self-preservation or defense. on them, and undo the freeze when I want to use my cards, then freeze them again when I’m through shopping.

  4. John April 26, 2017 at 10:44 am - Reply

    I’m being skyped daily by a sexy white girl claiming to be in Ghana. She keeps asking for foodstuffs through Ghanamart.com , I email with her, skype with her, have seen a woman claiming to be her Mother. Her microphone does not work and her cam freezes often, however when she wants me to see her in her skimpy lingerie I can. HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF SHES A 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.???
    It’s all just to much to believe for me… She also sent me a copy of her expired US Passport claiming she needs to renew it to come back to the US….???? Please contact me with info for my own understanding. I also have 3 phone numbers for her. I HAVE NOT YET SENT MONEY or anything to her…. It sounds way to good to be true. But I can see her on skype and it looks like she is in a very nice home or apartment probably here in the US.. LOL HELP me to understand this and whether it’s BS or could it be REAL???? Her name is Jessy Samadu… That’s on her US Passport expired in 2015.

    • Romance Scams Now Editorial Team April 27, 2017 at 3:11 am - Reply

      You are being scammers. Period.

      • John April 27, 2017 at 10:36 am - Reply

        Is there a way to find out who she really is from the Passport photo she sent me? It appears as though she is skyping with me from the US as the inside of her house is very modern and furnished extravagantly by Ghana standards. How can she skype with me live and take showers and dance if shes fake? From my knowledge there are NO WHITE GIRLS in Ghana?? How are they doing this? Can I trace her somehow?

    • Chris November 27, 2017 at 8:49 pm - Reply

      Don’t believe any of it. I was scammed out if 2300 dollars recently from Ghana. These bastards need to be stopped!

    • Ed W December 17, 2017 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      it is the Ghana Boys 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.. These creeps are everywhere..If she is from Ghana forget it and move on..been there done that..She will also need airfare they are all the same scammers..Real scum of the earth..They need a bullet hole in their head.. That is the only way to stop them..It is such a massive fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements.

      A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. network the government can’t handle even a small per-centage of it..Again, she is from Ghana, move on and forget it..Using a stolen photo they pretend to be the woman and are very good at it..or use a video girlfriend.. Any time there equipment doesn’t work right..it is a warning..when they want to relocate, that is a warning..(airfare and passport renewal) (luggage)..they need food..sick child with a picture of the kid, not theirs or stolen. doctor bill, cell phone minutes, fix their phone, fix their computer or IPad..Mom and Dad need medicine..
      all dating sites have scammers..some dating sites are scammers, fake photos and a couple of guys answering all the messaging not one real person..all fake. Profile bullshit, and they get your credit card number..You’re safer with a prostitute off the street and will save money in the long run.. EDW

  5. AMeucci February 7, 2017 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Is there anyway to start alerting the people whose photos have been stolen….they are victims, too. In some cases, it seems like the pictures were collected for a period of the persons lifetime…say from teenage years on up to the forties. How horrible!

    My first 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. on the dating site Match…sent me pics of two seperate men….claiming to be the same guy. Unbelievable…and got really angry when I wrote—you look so different in these pictures…your eye and hair color and height appearl totally different. They are careless as well…scrutinize all pics even backgrounds.

    • Romance Scams Now Editorial Team February 9, 2017 at 5:02 am - Reply

      THE REAL PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO BE CONTACTED BY OTHER VICTIMS. THEY ARE WELL AWARE THEIR PHOTOS WERE USED. WE AND OTHER GROUPS HAVE ALREADY ALERTED THEM.

    • Sharon ruisinger February 15, 2018 at 2:37 am - Reply

      The man I met we talked on phone for hours he had all excuses for needing money I sent cashier’s checks to different company’s in states tho he say he was in Malaysia in ten minutes he would give me account numbers I did this dozens of times I moneygramed lot of money to men named rahem ali ,Patrick carrick, miles edwards,even name he used John slates to Malaysia iv never known how he could get money sent to real company’s names here in states are money grams I found out his photos were not him but of a pen state announcer dean davore also he was a weatherman everything about him was lies but he still calls me ask for more money i don’t answer him back text all the time too there comes a time when you’ve gave everything that you see you ment nothing to him for your own sake for get these people 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 ••• them never talk to them again ,find someone real to love

      • Romance Scams Now Editorial Team February 15, 2018 at 9:39 am - Reply

        Sharon ruisinger – In your case it is not as simple as just ignoring the 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.. You acted as a MULEMule A money mule sometimes called a "smurfer," is a person who transfers money acquired illegally (e.g., stolen) in person, through a courier service, or electronically, on behalf of others (usually criminals that they are knowingly or unknowingly affiliated). Typically, the mule is paid for services with a small part of the money transferred - but not always. Mules may or may not be aware that they are performing these actions. Money mules are often dupes recruited online for what they think is legitimate employment, not aware that the money they are transferring is the product of crime. The money is transferred from the mule's account to the scam operator, typically in another country. Similar techniques are used to transfer illegal merchandise. Mules can be prosecuted for numerous crimes. for him. You engaged in fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements.

        A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. by mail, banking fraud, and could be facing jail time. Your best option is to talk to your local police immediately and file a complaint against the scammer, and identify everyone you had contact with, If you say nothing they can come after you believing you are a co-conspirator and accomplice. This is very serious.

  6. Dree February 7, 2017 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Please join the class action suit against Facebook…Also if you reside in the USA…Report 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. to the FTCFTC The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil (non-criminal) U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection. The FTC can also act as a clearinghouse for criminal reports sent to other agencies for investigation and prosecution.

    To learn more visit www.FTC.gov or to report fraud visit ReportFraud.FTC.gov.

    • DENNIS Garrett May 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      I meet this girl in Facebook where we developed feelings if romance where she lives in Germany where she wanted me to pay for her and her daughter to live with me in them United States so I made reservations through Amircian Airlines but just when we were getting close to have here flight to leave she said she wanted to first get her inherantance from her late father who was murdered in Midrid, Spain last year. So , Melina Axel Adrain goes to Bahrain to claim the her father’s inherantance where now I am into $60,000.00 thousand dollars into this 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. and now she said to get all of the necessary papers to release these funds I need to send a additional $69,000.00 to release these funds from Bahrain. I have copies of all documentation and her picture passport of Her Germain passport. What is my legal recorse here?

      • Ed W December 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm - Reply

        The old inherantance 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. is one of the most horrible..they are get there money and need to send it to you..(gold silver bars or bullshit)..fake attorney, fake documents, a real scam never fall for that again will you? Nothing you can do, except cry contact the FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

        The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. or track them down yourself and put them under the ground..The government can’t touch them until they find them and they are gone..She never existed, her daughter never existed, and until they took money from you..what they were doing was legal..creating fake people that dont exist isn’t against the law..pretending to be them isn’t either..you cant prove they dont exist until you catch them, then they tell the police that there isn’t anyone living there with her name..fake

    • DeAnn June 30, 2017 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Is there a class action lawsuit going on Facebook about the Scammers at this moment ?? If so how do I find it to sign my name on it ? I lost my life savings to a 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. off of Facebook and I have tried to get him throwed off more than once.. He still has 7 are 8 profiles on Facebook under the name he used during our suppose to be relationship.

      • Romance Scams Now Editorial Team July 2, 2017 at 4:32 am - Reply

        NOT YET – THERE ARE SEVERAL LAW FIRMS CONSIDERING ACTIONS OF THIS TYPE – BUT GOING AGAINST FACEBOOK IS ALMOST THE SCARIEST THING ON THE PLANET – EVEN NORTH KOREA WOULD BE EASIER. NOT MANY LAWFIRMS ARE WILLING TO INVEST $50,0000,000 INTO SUCH A LAW SUIT!

  7. JAYNE HIGGINS October 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    My experience of online dating 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. led to my inspiration to write a book to give me (the victim) a happy ending if only in a fictional context! It is dedicated to women everywhere and the need for us to be there for each other and it is getting very good reviews as detailed below.

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    Exactly 23 days is available from https://completelynovel.com/books/exactly-23-days, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goggle Books.

  8. Julie Loranger October 10, 2016 at 1:59 am - Reply

    I was wondering if this person is for real details are: Ryan Rangers/ E7 Sergeant First Class at Army
    Has never requested anything but did say that he could not go leave from deployment unless someone
    like a wife, fiancée , signed for him. I then read on a site about some military protocol. Me thinks
    it is just a little lie, what do you think? Why are we so naïve.

    • Julie Loranger October 11, 2016 at 11:33 am - Reply

      Don’t need the comment, I researched myself. Romance 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.. WE need to educate ourselves about who we are friends with on FB, as well as any other dating sites. Above all stay vigilant.
      God Bless Julie. L.

  9. who cares May 15, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    You have to forgiveForgiveness What Is Forgiveness?
    Psychologists generally define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness.
    the 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.?

    Thats exactly what they afterward requested from me too. Yet later on trying to even rip more munah.

    No! I tell you what to do here. You set an example in revenge that beats all the actions what they served to the victims before and share it right to their family clan audience on social media. The more doing it, the faster it will stop.

    • Romance Scams Now Editorial Team May 15, 2016 at 11:38 pm - Reply

      AngerAnger Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, trigger, hurt or threat. About one-third of scam victims become trapped in anger for extended periods of time following a scam.

      A person experiencing anger will often experience physical effects, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion that triggers a part of the fight or flight response. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically.

      Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them", psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability. makes you stupid. You were already dumb enough to be scammed in the first place, making one bad decision after another is not a great way to go. And how would you get revenge on someone that lives half a world away? You can deal with your situation or not, that is a choice.

      It takes no courage to rant, hiding behind Google is easy. It takes courage to face yourself and move on!

      • Elina Juusola-Halonen May 24, 2016 at 4:27 am - Reply

        I agree with this. How can you even try to have revenge on someone that is not there. It is a fake profile you would be taking revenge on. A better way would be to set the 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. aside, and deal with your own problem, whatever it is that has made you vulnerable in the first place? This does not have to be something where you bash yourself. It can be something that starts the healing process for you. Maybe start a daily journal and record your feelings and your dreams. You will be surprised to find that you might have the answer there already..

  10. Elina Juusola May 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    HI Tim, and the team. This is certainly a really STRONG program. Quite scary, at times, but I am sure that it will help to start a recovery for a person who is lost in the thrones of understanding 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. he/she is involved in. I have written a book called ‘Love on the Line’ and through that experience of writing out my story, learning to understand the relationships between the world we live in and the scamming phenomena and believing in that we now can re-create our own ‘happy ending’ with no 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. or self-beating involved, we can start the long recovery process. I think that it is a lot about forgiving yourself also. Thank you for the program. I will share it around, Warmly Elina Juusola

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