Victim Denial

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Living In Denial – A Case In Point [VIDEOS]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Living In Denial - A Case In Point [VIDEOS] Sadly, A Substantial Number Of Scam Victims Simply Cannot Accept That They Were Scammed Over and over they have sent money to fake identities invented by scammers, but the compulsion to believe is so strong that they are incapable of accepting the truth. Unfortunately, short of hospitalization in a mental health facility, there is little that family and friends can do to convince them. [...]

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

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

SCARS|RSN™ 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|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Hate As A Coping Mechanism

SCARS|RSN™ 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|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: The Dark Side – Schadenfreude

SCARS|RSN™ 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|RSN™ Commentary: Impersonation Victims Blame Romance Scam Victims

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Impersonation Victims Blame Romance Scam Victims We All Know The The Face In The Photo Is A Victim Too! If so, why do so many scam victims harass them and invade their privacy?   Have You - A Romance Scam Victim - Considered The Other Guy? Have you considered how Impersonation Victims feel about the barrage of messages and contacts that they get from romance scam victims that fall in love with their [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: How To Confront A Scam Victim In Total Denial

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: How To Confront A Scam Victim In Total Denial What To Say To A Romance Scam Addict In Denial IMPORTANT: If you are a victim and you are reading this - IT DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU! You are already working through your scam, you are seeking knowledge and help to address what happened to you. This document is about scam victims who refuse to accept that they are being scammed. [...]

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

SCARS|RSN™ 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|RSN™ Guide: Confirming Recorded Videos In Skype & Video Chats

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confirming Recorded Videos In Skype & Video Chats Almost Every Day Victims Claim They Had Real Video Chats With Impersonated Soldiers, Engineers, Diplomats, and Adult Video Stars They were completely convinced that the video was real, even though it is impossible. The reality is that these were recorded videos stolen and then played back during the chat! BUT HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? Let Start With What Is Known FACT #1: Scammers steal photos [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: The “Pig Pen” Syndrome

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: The "Pig Pen" Syndrome "SHIT HAPPENS" IS THE OLD SAYING Sometimes It Happens A Lot And Doesn't Stop - Did You Ever Think You Might Be The Cause? Some people believe in the Karmic Wheel, but while that may influence luck on a long-term scale, it probably is not the cause. Pig Pen from the Peanuts The Cause Is What We Call The "Pig Pen Syndrome." "Pig-Pen" is a major male character [...]

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

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

SCARS|RSN™ 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 [...]