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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 to learn more about SCARS.Psychology of ScamsPsychology Of Scams Psychology Of Scams is the study of the psychological or emotional effects of scams or financial fraud on victims of these crimes. It helps victims to better understand the impact of scams on them personally or on others. To find the SCARS articles on the Psychology of Scams, use the search option to enter the term and find them.: The Face In The Photo Is NOT Responsible

Many Times After A 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 Are Unable To Accept That The Person In The Photo Is Not The Real 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.!

Today we received a complaint from a romance scam victim who blamed a person who had his photos stolen by scammers. Her argument was that HE HAD A RESPONSIBILITY to explain himself to those who lost money. She even believes he was the real scammer, or at least working with the scammers – giving out his photos for a piece of the winnings!

What nonsense is this?

The person in the photo is every bit as much of a victim as the person that sent money to a scammer. However, some victims let their irrational angerAnger Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, trigger, hurt or threat. About one-third of scam victims become trapped in anger for extended periods of time following a scam. A person experiencing anger will often experience physical effects, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion that triggers a part of the fight or flight response. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically. Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them", psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability. completely blockBlock Blocking is a technical action usually on social media or messaging platforms that restricts or bans another profile from seeing or communicating with your profile. To block someone on social media, you can usually go to their profile and select it from a list of options - often labeled or identified with three dots ••• their common sense.

This is such a case.

We are sharing this, not to 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. this victim, but to illustrate the flawed decision making that happens to some victims after a scam. While this victim appears unable to address the real situation, we hope this will help others correct their thinking as it applies to those who had their identity stolen and were impersonated. They are victims too!

Here Is A Portion Of The Chat Transcript:

FROM THE VICTIM: Ive had so many people contact me through the identity of Dr steve Gregory jones for five years now and they won’t leave me alone every day of my life

FROM THE VICTIM: Ive even been to the police about this situation myself but they haven’t done anything about this situation im in now


SHE REPLIED: Thank you but I really think the real person himself Dr Steve Gregory jones should face the people who have been hurt and lost their money over this situation

  • OUR REPLY: Why is that? How is he responsible for what scammers do with his photo? That is like saying a real manufacturer is responsible for what happens to someone who buys a “knock-off” product!

HER NEXT REPLY: He has the responsibility to face the people who has lost all there life saving money and one person who lost her husband over this he end up killing himself over this situation.