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SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Screen Time, Sleep Deprivation, and Romance Scams

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Screen Time, Sleep Deprivation, and Romance Scams The Effects of Screen Time on Health Extract of an article by Dr. Gadi Lissak, Behavioral Medicine Psychologist & Biofeedback Specialist, on the effects of screen time on the health of children, adolescents, and adults. Introduction The variety of devices enabling media consumption is constantly increasing, and there is constant improvement in their technological capabilities.  However, one of the constant common characteristics [...]

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Scam Obsession – Becoming Scam Junkie

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Scam Obsession - Becoming Scam Junkie Some Victims Replace The Obsession Of The Scam With Another Obsession About Scams Unfortunately, some scam victims simply cannot turn away from the scam once it has ended. Those Of Us That Assist Scam Victims Cannot Turn Away From Scams We are forced to deal with scams and scammers on a daily basis. We write about them, report scammers, and help victims. This activity [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Romance Scam As Internet Infidelity 

SCARS™ Insight: Romance Scam As Internet Infidelity One Of The More Devastating Aspects Of Romance Scams Is How Often They Destroy Marriages Infidelity Online One of the things we have observed over the 28 years of our experience, it how often we hear about romance scams where the primary victim is married. In other words, a man or a woman begins an online relationship and it develops into a full-scam romance, then they [...]

SCARS™ REGULATORY ALERT: U.S. Senator goes after Socially Engineered Web Addictions

SCARS™ REGULATORY ALERT: U.S. Senator goes after Socially Engineered Web Addictions Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Today Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Introduced Legislation To Curb Addictive And Deceptive Techniques That Tech Giants Use To Exploit Users. THE SOCIETY OF CITIZENS AGAINST RELATIONSHIP SCAMS SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act would ban certain features that are designed to be addictive, would require choice [...]

SCARS Psychology of Scams: Scam Victim Selfishness – A Common Behavior That Leads To Romance Scams?

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Scam Victim Selfishness - A Common Behavior That Leads To Romance Scams? Is One Of The Primary Motivations For Falling For Scams Based Upon Selfishness? This article will be hard to read and at times it will make you angry. Please read the whole article and do not stop half-way or not just the headline or you will not understand. An Unpleasant Component Of The Scam Victim'S Behavior This [...]