(Last Updated On: December 30, 2017)

Rescuing Victims From Scammers

Let’s talk about rescuing victims

This applies mostly to Facebook and other Social Media.

When you find 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., there are people there – they are commenting, and maybe have the scammer as a friend. Clearly they believe the scammer is a real person.

These are the Prospects & Victims.

What can we do to save these people?

This is a very delicate moment.

You all know that scammers are real. But it is like telling your parents about the ghost in the closet when you were a child.

Not everyone is ready to listen.

As a responsible person, you want to tell them that they are making a giant mistake with this person (the scammer). This person is fake, a scammer, and dangerous, But why should they listen to you? Remember all the boyfriends or girlfriends that your parents didn’t like when you were younger?

Did you listen?

When a stranger walks up to you on the street and says you are talking to a monster, what would your reaction be? They are going to think you are crazy, or worse that you are dangerous. Maybe they will think you are jealous and want the person for yourself?

They may report you to Facebook.

When we rescue potential victims, there is a process that we have found that works. But it only works about half of the time.

You have to understand that you will be wasting a lot of your time on people that don’t believe you. But we do it for the ones that will believe you!

This is the Rescue Process:

What you do with them is tell them once and ONLY ONCE!

If you know who the scammer is and they are obvious or published someplace then show the person the post about the scammer.

Always make sure the scammer is reported on www.Anyscam.com first. That way you can point them to the listings on Anyscam.com as your proof. Or you can point them to any other anti-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. social media page or website, just as long as it is clear that the photo is displayed.  The best would be to report them on the Anyscam.com Cobalt Alerts page so the world is alerted as well.

You have to show them something to have a chance that they will believe you.

Now it is up to them to accept it or continue 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..

Because the more you try to convince them, the more they will react and start to 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. you – they will transfer their 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. onto you.

What you say is just as important. So think about the problem of the stranger on the street. You see a couple and you walk up to the girl while the guy is away and just say “he is a murderer”, the girl won’t listen.

So what we say is something like this:

“We are investigating this profile, he/she is a reported scammer. We saw you are connected to this profile and wanted to pass this information to you. You can see that he has been reported and posted here [webpage address]. This must come as a shock, so if we can help, please let me know. We offer 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. for scam victims when you are ready. If you want to talk about it let me know?”

Say nothing more at that point, unless THEY want to talk.

You let the person make up their own mind, and you have offered help if they need it.

Just remember, you cannot convince someone of something they do not want to believe. That is why you deliver the message and walk away. You don’t argue. You don’t explain it. You let them come to an understanding and realization that they were scammed. They have to do that part on their own.

But you planted a seed, now let it grow.

Some may come back and thank you for saving them. Some will be too embarrassed to talk afterward. Some will continue to deny it until they lose everything,

All we can do is tell the truth, and extend a helping hand if they want it. Anything more and we can do more damage.

In fact, if you try to force the issue, they may eventually accept it, but will be so turned off from seeking support that they will never get it, making recovery a much longer proposition.

The rules of Victim Rescue are:

  • Report & Post The Scammer – Or Find Proof – You Need To Show Them Something!
  • Initial Contact – Deliver The Message
  • Back Off Completely – Let Them Make The Next Move

Do not contact their friends or family to help them. Leave them alone to accept the idea. We are not stalkers.

If you want, you can do two things: monitor their profile (without sending a friend request, unless they offer that) to see if they are in danger – such as posting about suicide. If you see that then discuss it with us, or report their profile to Facebook – they are good about interventions now. BUT don’t call their local policeLocal Police The Local Police is your first responder in most countries. In most English-speaking countries and in Europe report to them first. In other countries look for your national cybercrime police units to report scams to. In the U.S., Canada, & Australia, you must report to the local police first.. Can you imagine how much damage you could do if you pick up on the wrong signals? If they are the right signals then yes, that is exactly what should be done,

You can also follow up with them after a few days (between 4 and 7 days) and just say you wanted to see if they were ok. Offer the 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. option again.

A rational person will accept help. Otherwise, we can’t help them because they are not ready.

If they are on Facebook, you can suggest that they join one of our Scam Victims’ Supoprt Groups too!

Send us an email if you have questions? info@RomanceScamsNow.com

Snatch Them From The Jaws Of The Scammer
Snatch Them From The Jaws Of The Scammer