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What Do Victims Believe?

When Asked If They Believe They Were Scammed By The Actual Person In The Photo?

  • 88% understood they were scammed by a Fake Identity, that the photo was stolen and used by scammers.

  • 12% did not understand this.

This Matters Because It Shows That 12% Do Not Understand How ScamsScams 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. Work & Obsess On The Face In The Photo!

They believe they were scammed by the ACTUAL PERSON in the photo!

These are also the victims that have the hardest time getting over their 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 recovering.