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When You Are In Crisis And Need Help!

If you are 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. victim in the United States (USA, Puerto Rico, US Territories)

[For Mexico, Canada, and other countries go here: http://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres]

Sometimes the traumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS. and pain is unbearable. Your thoughts turn to a darker place, and you feel like nothing and no one can help you. You have lost so much, and the future is just a black hole.

You are not alone.

RSN & 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. do not YET have the resources to provide phone support, BUT we encourage you to call:

=== 1-800-273-8255 ===

This Lifeline can help you in those times of extreme crisis when you need more than just a Facebook page or group.

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

As a member of NOVA, SCARS (and RSN) is affiliated with an expanding network of assistance providers who provide ethical and confidential support in your moment of crisis.

The Lifeline is provided by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are committed to improving crisis services and empowering individuals, and helping you over those moment of extrene need.

Even if you are not thinking about suicide, if you just can’t make it all make sense and you are swirling down a black hole of anxiety and depression, you should call them.

Right now, they do not know very much about scam victims, so don’t ask them if her/sher was 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. – they won’t know anything about that, but they know how to help YOU.

In time, SCARS will expand our own capability to include a help line, but for now, please call them when you reach that point where there seems to be no future.

It is important that you tell them you were referred by SCARS (the Society of Citizens Against Romance 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.) for tracking and training purposes.

PLEASE SHARE THIS POST IN EVERY ANTI-SCAM PAGE OR GROUP YOU MAY BE A MEMBER OF BECAUSE AT LEAST 5 PEOPLE A DAY TAKE THEIR LIFE BECAUSE OF ROMANCE SCAMS.

If you are NOT in North America, your country probably has a Crisis Hotline. Please look online for it or call your local hospital and ask them.

If you have reasoned that low point where all is black, call them:

=== 1-800-273-8255 ===