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Rescuing Victims From Scammers

Let’s talk about rescuing victims

This post is dangerous if done in the wrong way. If you follow this process it can help people – if you don’t you can make things worse. We are trained victim’s assistance & support professionals and registered as a Victims Assistance & Support Organization, but we can’t be everywhere and see everything. So we need your help. If you are going to do this, follow our guiadance.

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 first. That way you can point them to the listings on 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 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].