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Dealing With ScamsYou Are Probably Here Because You Connected With 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.

Once you have been through this, you are left with many feelings: Disconnection, 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., 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., and Vulnerability.

Ironically, these may be tools you can use to not only get over being a victim, but to improve you overall life.

The publisher of this website is a member of TED, and has found a few TED videos that can be useful in understanding the SHAME that comes from being a victim of 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..  Even if you never sent the scammers money, the fact that they pulled you into their lie has probably left you vulnerable.

In the months to come, we will connect with support teams, groups, and advice that you will hopefully find useful in getting over the scam that you fell for.

We strongly suggest that you watch the following video – Yes ALL OF YOU!

You may not think this applies to you, but watch it anyway. Wisdom is sometimes gained at the end of learning, not at the beginning or midway.

Wisdom is gained at the end of learning a lesson, not at the beginning or midway.

We hope this gives you an insight, and we will find others to present to you here.

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SCARS Editorial Team

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. Editorial Team at Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.
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