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SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Commentary On Being Scammed Again

SCARS|RSN™ Editorial: Commentary On Being Scammed Again 90% Of Scam Survivors Have The Completely Wrong Idea About What It Means To Remain Safe And Avoid Future Scams Partly this is the fault of other so-called anti-scam groups - amateurs or fakes! They propagate the idea that once you learn about scams by looking at an endless stream of stolen photos that you will be immune from being scammed again. Unfortunately, this is also a scam. [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams Video – Stranger Trust

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams Video - Stranger Trust Stranger Trust Is A Documented Psychological Phenomenon That Opens The Door To Vulnerability! To learn more about Stranger Trust CLICK HERE » Do you remember not to talk to strangers? Stranger Trust is the first step in making yourself vulnerable! Once the scammer or cybercriminal is in the door, then you are lost control. THIS IS EXACTLY HOW SOCIAL ENGINEERING WORKS! Tags: Psychology of Scams, Stranger [...]

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

SCARS|RSN™ 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|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scam As Internet Infidelity 

SCARS|RSN™ 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|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Equivocation – The Magician’s Choice – The Arts Of Manipulation

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Equivocation - The Magician's Choice - The Arts Of Manipulation Many Victims Believed That They Made Their Own Choices During The Scam They Frequently Cannot Forgive Themselves Because Of It - But In Reality, Most Of The Time The Scammer Made Or Led All The Major Decisions Scams & Magic Have Much In Common Scams & Magic Tricks are all about manipulation and control. The relationship is far closer [...]

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™ Psychology of Scams: Stranger Trust – How Did You Get Captured In A Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: Stranger Trust - How Did You Get Captured In A Scam Talking To And Trusting Strangers, And The Captive Flow We All Know We Are Not Supposed To Automatically Trust Strangers - Then Why Do We? Let's explore why we are so willing to trust someone we have never met! In 2017 Study It Suggests We Are More Likely To Trust A Stranger Instead Of Someone We know Recent research suggests [...]

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 [...]