Scam Victim Revenge

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Why Do Scam Victims Feel The Need For Revenge?

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Why Do Crime Victims Seek Revenge?

Crime victims often seek revenge for a variety of reasons

Some of the most common reasons include a desire for justice, a sense of powerlessness or vulnerability, and feelings of 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. or frustration.

The primary reason that crime victims seek revenge is a desire for justice

When someone has been wronged or harmed, they can feel that seeking revenge is the only way to right the wrong and restore balance to the situation.

This can be especially true in cases where the justice system has failed or seems to be failing to provide adequate recourse or punishment for the crime. Scam victims often feel that seeking revenge is the only way to hold their abuser accountable for their actions if the legal system has failed to do so.

Other victims often spread the false message that no one ever does anything. And the police will frequently tell victims that there is nothing they can do. So naturally, this builds frustration and a design to take the matter into their own hands. But this almost never results in an arrest, and only deepens the victims 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..

Another reason that scam victims seek revenge is a sense of powerlessness or continuing vulnerability

When someone has been victimized, they feel that they have no control over the situation and are at the mercy of their abuser, their criminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues..

Seeking revenge can give them a sense of agency and power, allowing them to take control of the situation and feel like they are no longer helpless. This can be especially true for victims of online financial 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. because these crimes involve a significant power imbalance as a result of manipulation and control.

Feelings of anger and frustration can also drive crime victims to seek revenge

When someone has been wronged, it is natural to feel angry and upset about what has happened. This not only happens while processing grief but is seen in the very early stages for some victims – arising from fear!

Seeking revenge can be a way for victims to express and channel these emotions, allowing them to feel like they are taking some sort of action or standing up for themselves.

It is important to note that seeking revenge is never the best course of action for crime victims

While it may provide some temporary relief or a sense of satisfaction, it also leads to further conflict and harm – increasing the victim’s trauma or prolonging the processing of grief. In some cases, seeking revenge can even escalate the situation and result in more harm through violating the law and turning a victim into a criminal, ethically, if not legally.

Instead of seeking revenge, it can be helpful for crime victims to focus on healing and finding healthy ways to cope with their emotions

This will involve seeking support from friends, family, a SCARS Support Group, and a therapist or counselor, or finding ways to take care of themselves and rebuild their sense of safety and security.

Ultimately, seeking revenge can be a natural response to being victimized, but it is important for crime victims to find healthy and constructive ways to cope with their emotions and move forward in a positive way.

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Don’t Confuse Revenge With Justice: Five Key Differences

By Leon F Seltzer PhD

Reprinted in the public interest, courtesy of PsychologyToday

Revenge can masquerade as justice, but it frequently ends up perverting it.

The terms revenge and justice often get muddled. And that’s hardly surprising. In the course of history, the two have been frequently used interchangeably. You may even be familiar with the phrase “just revenge.” Still, as meanings alter and evolve over time, the connotations of these two words have increasingly diverged. It’s now uncommon to see them used synonymously. And doubtless, revenge has borne the brunt of the various semantic changes that have transpired.

Yet certain overlaps between—and ambiguities within—the two terms do exist. Before delineating the chief distinctions that can usefully be made to separate them, let me at least hint at what some of these inconsistencies might be.

It would be convenient to advance the claim that justice is fair and revenge is not. But as the words “just revenge” suggest, revenge—depending on its underlying conditions, motivations, and execution—might be either just or unjust, fair or (frankly) outrageously out of proportion to the wrong originally done. There seems to be equivocality tightly woven into the term that’s less perceptible in the related concept of justice. All the same, the well-known phrase “miscarriage of justice” warns us to be careful about distinguishing between concepts that, finally, must be understood as both relative and subjective.

Although I believe that the differences between revenge and justice enumerated below generally hold true, I’d emphasize that they are generalizations, so you’ll probably be able to think of some exceptions. There are instances when revenge can legitimately be understood as a type of justice, and justice a kind of revenge. Moreover, as discrete as I’ve tried to make each of the five categories below, a certain amount of resemblance and repetition has been unavoidable. That is, my “dividing lines” may at times seem a bit arbitrary.

1. Revenge is predominantly emotional; justice primarily rational. Revenge is mostly about “acting out” (typically through violence) markedly negative emotions. At its worst, it expresses a hot, overwhelming desire for bloodshed. As perverse as it may seem, there’s actual pleasure experienced in causing others to suffer for the hurt they’ve caused the avenger, or self-perceived victim (cf. the less personal SchadenfreudeSchadenfreude Pleasure is derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, self-esteem or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another.).

Justice—as logically, legally, and ethically defined—isn’t really about “getting even” or experiencing a spiteful joy in retaliation. Instead, it’s about righting a wrong that most members of society (as opposed to simply the alleged victim) would agree is morally culpable. And the presumably unbiased (i.e., unemotional) moral rightness of such justice is based on cultural or community standards of fairness and equity. Whereas revenge has a certain selfish quality to it, “cool” justice is selfless in that it relies on non-self-interested, established law.

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Why is revenge predominantly emotional?

Revenge is predominantly emotional because it is driven by strong negative emotions such as anger, frustration, and a desire for justice. When someone has been wronged or harmed, they may feel overwhelmed by these emotions and seek revenge as a way to cope with and express them. These emotions can be powerful and may overshadow rational thought or consideration of the potential consequences of seeking revenge. Trauma can play a large role in this through the fight response.

Overall, revenge is predominantly emotional because it is often motivated by strong feelings of anger, frustration, and a desire for justice or power. These emotions can be powerful and may override rational thought or consideration of the potential consequences of seeking revenge.

2. Revenge is, by nature, personal; justice is impersonal, impartial, and both a social and legal phenomenon. The driving impetus behind revenge is to get even, to carry out a private vendetta, or to achieve what, subjectively, might be described as personal justice. If successful, the party perceiving itself as gravely injured experiences considerable gratification: their retaliatory goal has been achieved—the other side vanquished, or brought to its knees. Just or not, the avenger feels justified. Their quest for revenge has “re-empowered” them and, from their biased viewpoint, it’s something they’re fully entitled to.

On the other hand, social justiceSocial Justice The concept of social justice has often referred to the process of ensuring that individuals fulfill their societal roles and receive what was their due from society. Sometimes the emphasis is on the breaking of barriers for social mobility, the creation of safety nets, and economic justice. Social justice assigns rights and duties in the institutions of society, which enables people to receive the basic benefits and burdens of cooperation. is impersonal. It revolves around moral correction in situations where certain ethical and culturally vital principles have been violated. When justice is successfully meted out, the particular retribution benefits or protects both the individual and society—which can operate effectively only when certain acceptable behavioral guidelines are followed.

SCARS NOTE:

Why is revenge, by its very nature, personal?

Revenge is personal because it is typically motivated by a desire to right a wrong or address a personal injury or injustice. When a victim or some they know has been wronged or harmed, they may feel that seeking revenge is the only way to address the harm and restore balance to the situation. This temptation or impulse can feel overwhelming. This can be especially true in cases where the justice system has failed to provide adequate recourse or punishment for the crime.

Additionally, revenge is often personal because it is typically directed at the person or group who has caused the harm. This can be driven by a desire for justice or a sense of anger and frustration towards the perpetrator. In some cases, revenge may be motivated by a desire to make the perpetrator feel the same pain or suffering that the victim has experienced.

Overall, revenge is often personal because it is motivated by a desire to address a personal injury or injustice and is typically directed at the person or group who has caused the harm. This can be driven by a range of emotions, including anger, frustration, and a desire for justice.

3. Revenge is an act of vindictiveness; justice, of vindication. The intense effort to avenge oneself or others can easily become corrupting, morally reducing the avenger’s status to that of the perpetrator. Two wrongs do not make a right and (ethically speaking) never can. Degrading another only ends up further degrading oneself. Even if a kind of justice might be served through an act of revenge, it could still be argued that there’s nothing particularly admirable or evolved in retaliating against a wrong by committing a “like” wrong. Or to behave vengefully is, at best, to take the low road to justice.

In opposition, justice is grounded in assumptions, conventions, and doctrines having to do with honor, fairness, and virtue. Its purpose really isn’t vindictive. That is, bloodthirstiness has no part—or should have no part—in precepts of justice, at least not in the way the term is presently employed. It’s based on established law, and its proceedings are designed to dispense to individuals precisely what is deserved: nothing more, and nothing less.

SCARS NOTE:

Why is revenge an act of vindictiveness?

Revenge is often considered an act of vindictiveness because it is typically motivated by a desire to inflict harm or suffering on someone who has wronged or harmed the person seeking revenge. This desire for retribution or punishment can be driven by a range of negative emotions, such as anger, frustration, and a desire for justice.

In some cases, revenge may be motivated by a desire to make the perpetrator feel the same pain or suffering that the victim has experienced. This can be a way for the victim to assert their power and take control of the situation, as they may feel that they have been wronged and are seeking to right the wrong.

However, revenge can also be driven by negative emotions such as hatred or a desire for revenge for its own sake, rather than as a means of achieving justice. In these cases, revenge may be motivated by a desire to inflict harm or suffering simply for the sake of causing harm, rather than for any larger purpose or goal.

We see this in the obsessive desire of scam victims to “expose” scammers, somehow believing this is doing them harm. Or in the process called “Scam BaitingScam Baiting A foolish activity where a victim or nonvictim engages in deception and fraud to lead on a scammer into revealing information or for the sport of it. Deliberate deception online, regardless of the reason, is both unethical and in many places may also be illegal. While not prosecuted, Scambaiting has no legitimate benefit and should never be performed by victims since it is an act of revenge and only amplifies trauma. It is a reprehensible practice that is popularized by amateur anti-scam groups driven by their hate for fraudsters. Learn more: SCARS Position Statement Against Scambaiting” where people (usually victims) engage in deceptive, sometimes criminal behaviorBehavior   Behavior / Behavioral Actions Otherwise known as habits, behavior or behavioral actions are strategies to help prevent online exploitation that target behavior, such as social engineering of victims. Changing your behavior is the ONLY effective means to reduce or prevent scams. to waste the scammers’ time – in other words, get even! Unfortunately, this results in the victims adopting ethics that tolerate any act as long as they get their revenge! This is not justice. It just turns a victim into a criminal themselves.

Overall, revenge is often considered an act of vindictiveness because it is motivated by a desire to inflict harm or suffering on someone who has wronged or harmed the person seeking revenge, and may be driven by negative emotions such as anger, frustration, or hatred.

4. Revenge is about cycles; justice is about closure. Revenge has a way of relentlessly repeating itself (as in interminable feuds, such as the Hatfields and McCoys)—and ever more maliciously. Revenge typically begets more revenge. Whether it’s an individual or an entire nation, it takes place within a closed system that seems able to feed on itself indefinitely. Unlike tic-tac-toe, tit for tat is a game without end. One side gets satisfaction, then the other is driven to get its satisfaction, and then, theoretically, ad infinitum. There can be no resolution, no compromise. Each faction (say, Israel and Palestine) has its own agenda, its own sense of right and wrong. And the righteous rigidity of each side usually demands that some trusted outsider intervene if matters are ever to be settled.

Justice, in contrast, is designed (by individuals or officials generally not linked to the two opposing camps) to offer a resolution far more likely to eventuate in closure—especially if, in fact, it is just (equitable). And when justice is done so is the conflict that led up to it. Beyond that, punishments for wrongdoing carry an agreed-upon authority lacking in personal vengeful acts, which are calculated solely to “get back” at the assumed perpetrator. Technically speaking, so-called “vigilante justice” isn’t really justice, or social justice, at all—though at times it may appear to be. Taking matters into one’s own hands may sometimes seem justified, but it hardly meets the more rigorous criteria for consensual, or community, justice.

SCARS NOTE:

Why is revenge about cycles?

Revenge is often considered to be about cycles because it can lead to a cycle of retaliation and counter-retaliation. When someone seeks revenge against someone who has wronged or harmed them, the person who was the target of the revenge may feel triggered to need to seek revenge in turn, leading to a cycle of retaliation. This cycle can continue indefinitely, with each side seeking revenge against the other in an effort to right the perceived wrong or injury.

This cycle of revenge can be fueled by a range of emotions, such as anger, frustration, and a desire for justice or power. As each side seeks revenge against the other, these emotions may become more entrenched and the cycle may become more difficult to break.

Additionally, revenge can become a cycle because it often involves a power imbalance, with one person seeking revenge against someone who has more power or influence. This can create a cycle of retribution, as the more powerful person may feel the need to exert their power in order to maintain their dominance or protect their own interests.

When a crime victim seeks revenge against a criminal or criminals, they are foolishly attacking people who regularly engage in violence or retaliation, and have the means to do it. Consider cybercriminals? They easily have the means to identify anyone coming after them and retaliate through cyber means, such as identity theftIdentity Theft Identity theft is when someone uses another person's personal identifying information, without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. In both the U.K. and the United States it is the theft of personally identifiable information. Identity theft deliberately uses someone else's identity as a method to gain financial advantages or obtain credit and other benefits, and perhaps to cause other person's loss. The person whose identity has been stolen may suffer adverse consequences, especially if they are falsely held responsible for the perpetrator's actions. Personally identifiable information generally includes a person's name, date of birth, social security number, driver's license number, bank account or credit card numbers, PINs, electronic signatures, fingerprints, passwords, or any other information that can be used to access a person's financial resources. or more direct hacking. This can result in significantly greater harm for the victim, but also against their family and friends by painting a bullseye on their back!

5. Revenge is about retaliation; justice is about restoring balance. The motive of revenge has mostly to do with expressing rageRage 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., hatred, or spite. It’s a protest or payback, and its foremost intent is to harm. In and of itself, it’s not primarily about justice but about victims’ affirming their inborn (but non-legal) right to retaliate against some wrong done to them.

And because it’s so impassioned, it’s typically disproportionate to the original injury—meaning that it usually can’t be viewed as just. The punishment may fit the crime, but it’s often an exaggerated response to another’s perceived offense.

On the contrary, justice is concerned with dispassionately restoring balance by bringing about equality—or better, equity. It centers on proportion as it equates to fairness. Not driven by emotion, restorative justice—meted out by a court of law—seeks to be as objective and evenhanded as possible. It’s not, as is so much of revenge, about doing the other side “one better” but about equitably—or properly—punishing wrongdoing. In fact, the ancient “law of the ‘talion’” (an ethical standard originating in Babylonian law and present as well in the Bible and early Roman law) focuses on what is commonly known (but, hopefully, only metaphorically!) as the “eye for an eye” conception of justice. In brief, the kind or magnitude of justice meted out is contrived to “correspond” as exactly as possible to the gravity of the original injury.

SCARS NOTE:

Why is revenge about retaliation?

Revenge is (as we have already discussed in our SCARS Notes) often about retaliation because it is typically motivated by a desire to inflict harm or suffering on someone who has wronged or harmed the person seeking revenge. This desire for retribution or punishment can be driven by a range of negative emotions, such as anger, frustration, and a desire for justice. But retaliation is not Justice and it does not bring closure!

Revenge may be motivated by a desire to make the perpetrator feel the same pain or suffering that the victim has experienced. This can be a way for the victim to assert their power and take control of the situation, as they may feel that they have been wronged and are seeking to right the wrong. But when a victim does this, it does not reduce their pain or trauma, just the opposite – it can increase their fear for themselves and those they know.

Revenge is driven by negative emotions such as hatred or a desire for revenge for its own sake, rather than as a means of achieving justice. In these cases, revenge is motivated by a desire to inflict harm or suffering simply for the sake of causing harm, rather than for any larger purpose or goal. Once a victim starts down this path it almost becomes addictive and it is very hard for the victim to break their pattern of revenge.

Overall, revenge is often about retaliation because it is motivated by a desire to inflict harm or suffering on someone who has wronged or harmed the person seeking revenge, and may be driven by negative emotions such as anger, frustration, or hatred.

Summary

What is the best reason for never becoming involved in revenge?

There are several good reasons why it is generally best to avoid becoming involved in revenge. Some of the most compelling reasons include:

  • Revenge can escalate the situation: Seeking revenge can often lead to a cycle of retaliation and counter-retaliation, with each side seeking revenge against the other. This cycle can escalate the situation and lead to further conflict and harm.
  • Revenge can cause more harm than good: While seeking revenge may provide some temporary relief or a sense of satisfaction, it can also cause more harm in the long run. This can be especially true if the revenge involves violence or other harmful actions.
  • Revenge does not address the underlying issues: Instead of addressing the root causes of the conflict or problem, revenge tends to focus on the symptoms. This means that even if revenge is successful in causing harm to the perpetrator, it does not address the underlying issues that led to the conflict in the first place.
  • Revenge can lead to negative consequences: Seeking revenge can often lead to negative consequences for the person seeking revenge, such as legal problems, damage to relationships, and personal harm.

ForgivenessForgiveness 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. and reconciliation are more effective!

Instead of seeking revenge, it can be more effective to focus on forgiveness and reconciliation. This can help to heal relationships and address the underlying issues that led to the conflict.

The best reason for never becoming involved in revenge is that it can often lead to more harm than good and does not address the underlying issues that led to the conflict. Instead of seeking revenge, it can be more effective to focus on forgiveness and reconciliation.

As a victim of a crime, after reporting the crime to the police turn away from the crime and the criminals, and focus all of your energies on your own recovery from this experience!

SCARS is here to help you with this, through our education and our support. We strongly recommend joining one of our 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. (at support.AgainstScams.org) and seeking a local trauma counselor. SCARS STAR Membership even includes a 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 benefit – you can explore that at membership.AgainstScams.org

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SCARS Policy is not to permit anyone engaged in revenge or related activities. We are sorry, but they must completely suspend such actions to qualify for SCARS services.

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Money Laundering Through Video Games

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Impact of Crime Victimization

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Working With & Understanding Your Local Police

Working With & Understanding Your 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. What Law [...]

Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS)

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