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.™ Real Victims’ Advocacy: Australian Romance 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. Victim Yoshe Ann Taylor Freed From Cambodian Prison!
Internet Love ScamLove scam Dating scammers or love scammers create fake identities on dating apps and social media to coax you into fake online relationships. They often quickly move to personal channels such as phone or email, using your trust to acquire money or personal info, or help you hide their criminal activities. You'll probably never meet them in person. This is a relationship scam. Victim Yoshe Taylor Free From Cambodian Jail After Wrongful Drug Conviction
An Australian Mother Has Returned Home!
She had spent almost six years in a Cambodian prison after she was lured into an internet love scam and then manipulated into become a MuleMule A money mule sometimes called a "smurfer," is a person who transfers money acquired illegally (e.g., stolen) in person, through a courier service, or electronically, on behalf of others (usually criminals that they are knowingly or unknowingly affiliated). Typically, the mule is paid for services with a small part of the money transferred - but not always. Mules may or may not be aware that they are performing these actions. Money mules are often dupes recruited online for what they think is legitimate employment, not aware that the money they are transferring is the product of crime. The money is transferred from the mule's account to the scam operator, typically in another country. Similar techniques are used to transfer illegal merchandise. Mules can be prosecuted for numerous crimes. for the scammers!
MS. TAYLOR WAS ORIGINALLY SENTENCED TO 23 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CARRYING 2KG OF HEROIN
After an international consortium of entities working on her behalf convinced a Cambodian Appeal Court, a judge has ruled she was an “innocent victim” of a scam
However, there are many other known Australian, British, American, New Zealand, Canadian, and other victims of the same “romance scam into a mule” that face faced or are facing this right now! One of them is «Here: The Current Story of Another Innocent Romance Scam Victim Facing Prison»
The Story of Her Release from Australia’s ABC News:
A Cambodian court ruled that Yoshe Ann Taylor, 47, was an innocent victim of a drug-smuggling operation, duped by a man she thought loved her and wanted to help her.
Ms. Taylor was confused and overwhelmed as she arrived at Brisbane airport this morning, where she was met by her Australian lawyer, Alex Wilson.
“We’re just overjoyed that this happened,” Ms Wilson said as she ushered Ms Taylor away.
“This is going to be a difficult time for her as she readies herself for this period in her life.”
Ms. Taylor was reunited with her children soon afterwards.
On her way home from what she thought was a legitimate business trip in 2013, Cambodian police found about 2 kilograms of heroin stitched into the lining of a backpack she was carrying.
Since the former primary school teacher was arrested in September that year, she has maintained that her new friend, whom she knew as Precious Max but whose real name is Precious Chineme Nwoko, asked her to carry home some local artefacts that Ms Taylor thought were for the arts and craft business she was hoping to set up with his assistance.
Before agreeing, she had checked the bag Nwoko gave her and found nothing untoward in it.
Ms Taylor was shocked when police stopped her and a young woman she thought was Nwoko’s business associate at the airport and found heroin hidden in the bag.
In 2014, Nigerian national Nwoko was sentenced to 27 years in jail, and 19-year-old Charlene Savarino to 25 years. They are both still serving time in prison.
Ms Taylor was sentenced to 23 years, a verdict that was upheld on appeal in 2016. Her children would be adults by the time she was free. But fresh evidence meant her case was reopened last year.
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Every Day Romance Scam Victims Are Manipulated Into Becoming Unknowing Mules For Scammers
If this did not happen for you, consider yourself lucky. Because the ones that got caught are all around the world.
The manipulation can be so strong that even after they have been told to stop they are powerless to break the gaslightingGaslighting Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group creates the seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them question their own memory, perception, or judgment. It may evoke changes in them such as cognitive dissonance or low self-esteem, rendering the victim additionally dependent on the gaslighter for emotional support and validation. Using denial, misdirection, contradiction, and disinformation, gaslighting involves attempts to destabilize the victim and delegitimize the victim's beliefs. Once in this state the criminal can then more easily control the victim for their own purposes. Instances can range from the denial by a scammer that a scam has occurred, to belittling the victim's emotions and feelings, to the staging of bizarre events by the abuser with the intention of disorienting the victim. The goal of gaslighting is to gradually undermine the victim's confidence in their own ability to distinguish truth from falsehood, right from wrong, or reality from delusion, thereby rendering the individual or group pathologically dependent on the gaslighter for their thinking and feelings. and 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. that holds them secure. It is a sad testament also that so many in the public and even other victims 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. them and want to see them in jail, including so-called self-styled advocates.
Two Of The Fundamental Tenets Of The SCARS Mandate Under The NOVA Standard Are:
- Recognize the interests of the client (victim) as a primary responsibility.
- Respect and protect the client’s (victim’s) civil and legal rights.
Yet Cases Like These Are Becoming Increasingly Common
We fear that in time it will trickle down to start affecting regular victims as more and more catastrophic case law is established in Western Countries and around the world.
In this case, justice prevailed, but it took years and multiple appeals to succeed. What would have happened if those that supported this victim had not had the courage to stand up for her? She would still be in prison, as are so many others.
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