Stop Thinking And Just Let Things Happen

This is a bit of a conflict.

You need your brain in gear when dealing with scammers, but you need to stop overthinking about what happened.

Rely more on instincts.

If you are honest with yourself, your instincts probably told you something was wrong with the 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. long before you let yourself accept it because you were overthinking – meaning your thought processes could not accept what your instincts were telling you.

You let your “needs and wants” overrule your instincts in the beginning (the Amygdala Hijack). They worked against your better self.

And they working against your recovery now too.

Stop thinking about the 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. and the scammer. It’s over so let it go.

Justice doesn’t matter as long as you are doing something to get better, and when you do THEN you can help others, but you have to help yourself first.