Every Scam 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 Need To Tell Their Story
That Process Begins With Telling The Police!
We explore the topic of how to do this in great detail, starting with getting organized – how to talk to them and what you need from them in the process.
Our SCARS Webinar Presentation on How To Tell Your Story deals with something that few scam victims really understand before they file a criminal 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. complaint, and is possibly the main reason why so few victims report these crimes.
This is not always easy to listen to, but it is an essential truth you need to hear and internalize to fully understand what is possible and how to get it.
This is presented by SCARS Directors: Dr. Tim McGuinness and Debby Montgomery Johnson
Duration: 85 Minutes
To learn more about the topics covered in this webinar visit:
To learn more about who SCARS is visit www.AgainstScams.org To find a local counselor or therapist visit either: www.opencounseling.com and www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/trauma-and-ptsd If you are looking for a support 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. please contact us at: www.facebook.com/groups/SCARS.Avoidance.Information.Public.Group