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Victims Forget What Being Surrounded By Other Victims Really Means

One of the tremendously difficult things about being in a community of victims is that people forget what that means.

  • Too often, victims believe they are recovered and they are not.
  • They believe they can never be scammed again but they can.
  • They believe that they were not affected yet are deeply traumatized.

Being around 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 is just like being around drug addicts. Scam victims were addicts, and just like addicts, they can relapse.

We recently had a victim who broke off her scam, only to fall back into another, and even more profoundly under the control of the scammers the second time around.

Victims under the influence of 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. are dangerous to other victims. They can engage in deception and deceit, and even use manipulation on other victims.

All Victims Have To Be Careful With Contact With Other Victims

This is why it is so important to avoid personal engagement with other victims until you are certain they are safe.

We recommend that you interact with real people only in the real world, but when you are online, you place yourself in a box, close the lid, and throw away the key!

Just Remember That Studies Have Shown That A Traumatized Person Loses Their Ability To Detect Deception

That Is Why 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. Change Is Your Only Defense

You have to change the response to risk instead of thinking you can simply detect it and be safe.

Even though you stopped your scam and are recovering, you remain vulnerable. And may remain that way for a very long time.

Changing Your Behavior Is Hard, But Far Easier Than Going Through Another Scam

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