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SCARSSCARS 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.™ Insight: Knowledge Matters To 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. Victims

Why Is Knowledge And Education So Important For Romance Scam Victims?

One of the main reasons you were scammed was ignorance about the real risks online. Not only ignorance of the risks, but also a lack of general awareness about the trends that affect your life online.

A big part of the recovery process is regaining control of your own life and being able to evaluate the risks that surround you. But to be able to do that you need knowledge and awareness

Learning what really happened to you will allow you to see that there is no shameShame Shame is an unpleasant self-conscious emotion typically associated with a negative evaluation of the self; withdrawal motivations; and feelings of distress, exposure, mistrust, powerlessness, and worthlessness. in what happened to you. You were dealing with a trillion-dollar industry that is expert in manipulating victims. Your adversary was simply better prepared, but you can learn to avoid future 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. and help guide all of your friends and family about online safety.

Education And Recovery Go Hand In Hand!

Education is a powerful force for anyone going through recovery. Learning more about the world improves your quality of life, but it also helps keep you grounded in reality and the moment.

Learning about scams is essential to your recovery, but also learning new things or even going for a degree can help you get a better job, earn more income, and increase your sense of self-worth.

For any victim in recovery, these are all important factors.

Education can help you learn about your crime, about yourself and your choices, and can occupy your mind and take the place of thoughts about your scam. Embrace learning and education to strengthen your recovery and your resolve to resist ever being a victim again.

Your education begins as you work through your SCARS recovery process.

If you are getting professional help from a therapist, counselor, or other specialist or a team of experts at a facility, you are already learning about your own mind and the things that created the foundation for the scam and the dependency that followed. You are also learning about yourself and your motivations. Real experts can help you investigate your choices and examine your past to help you learn how the scam has been at work in your life. This personal education can be a powerful way to help you heal.

WARNING: There are thousands of fake and amateur instant experts out there that will lead you astray from real recovery. Make sure that you are only learning from a credible source, such as SCARS (which is a government registeredgovernment-registered It means