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SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: How Trauma Can Impact Four Types of Memory [Infographic]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: How Trauma Can Impact Four Types of Memory [Infographic] Trauma Can Have A Profound Impact On A Person’S Memory And Traumatic Memory Can Affect Not Only The Brain, But Also The Body And Nervous System As Well. But conceptualizing how trauma can impact the different types of memory can be challenging, so we created a free tool for practitioners to use with clients that breaks down this process.     [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: What Drives Us To Be Scammed

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: What Drives Us To Be Scammed Every Minute, Every Day, Throughout Our Lives We Rush Headlong From One Scam To Another Why Are We Scammed? Because we are emotional beings who want for things we do not have. It really is that simple. Marketers, salespeople, politicians, and scammers - wait, it there any difference between them? They are all selling us something we long for. Every Day We Are [...]

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Hate As A Coping Mechanism

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Hate As A Coping Mechanism After A Romance Scam Comes Anger Against Scammers, But When It Turns To Hate A Victim May Turn Away From Normal Recovery Self-Hate, And By Extension Hate For The Scammer And Others Is The Most Dangerous Coping Mechanism Coping mechanisms are strategies and behaviors that are carried out to mitigate, manage or adapt to anything that causes distress. AFTER A ROMANCE SCAM, THERE IS [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: The Dark Side – Schadenfreude

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: The Dark Side - Schadenfreude For Many Years We Have Attempted To Understand The Obsessions Many Scam Victims Experience With Scammer Photos! Most victims, especially those that are still carrying substantial anger argue that they want to see scammer photos to avoid future scams. But there is something deeper in this replacement addiction - replacing the addiction of the scam for a new addiction (or obsession) with scammer photos. It [...]

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Humor As A Tool In Scam Victim Recovery

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Humor As A Tool In Scam Victim Recovery Humor Has Long Been Recognized As More Than Mere Fun And Games It presents an alternative means of expressing criticism about injustices, arrogance, pretentions or hypocrisies that can’t socially (or legally) be expressed otherwise. Gallows humor often is viewed as an expression of resilience and hope that has the power to soothe suffering. When the minority has few tools to combat an oppressive [...]

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 [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Psychology Of The Online Dating Romance Scams – A Research Report [PDF]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Psychology Of The Online Dating Romance Scams - A Research Report [PDF] The Psychological Consequences Of Being A Victim Of The Online Dating Romance Scam Research Undertaken at The University of Leicester This report summaries a year-long project, led by Professor Whitty, which examined the online dating romance scam. The three main aims of the project were to: identify psychological characteristics of individuals which raise their risk of becoming victims; examine [...]