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SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Knowledge Matters To Scam Victims

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Knowledge Matters To Scam Victims Why Is Knowledge And Education So Important For Romance Scam Victims? One of the main reasons you were scammed was ignorance about the real risks online. Not only ignorance of the risks, but also a lack of general awareness about the trends that affect your life online. A big part of the recovery process is regaining control of your own life and being able to evaluate the risks that [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Victims’ Assistance: Finding Real Trauma Support For Romance Scams Victims

SCARS|RSN™ Victims' Assistance: Finding Real Trauma Support For Romance Scams Victims Far Too Many Romance Scam Victims Have Experienced Significant Trauma As A Result Of The Manipulations They Experienced During Their Scam. The trauma of a romance scam can be significant and devastating, with long term consequences if untreated. We recommend a combination approach to helping you recover: Education - learning what happened and how - you can start on www.RomanceScamsNow.com is the most complete [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Victims’ Assistance: Finding Help! Right Now!

SCARS|RSN™ Victims' Assistance: Finding Help! Right Now! Romance Scam Victims Have Unique Challenges In Coping After A Scam Is Discovered! There are several options available to help - but if you need help get it! SCARS Own Support Groups Help Victims Online: Educational Support [JOIN HERE FIRST] for Women AND Men: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SCARS.Avoidance.Information.Public.Group/ Scam Victims Support Groups For Women (we have several): https://www.facebook.com/groups/SCARS.RSN.Support.Group.33/ Support Group For Family or Friends Of Scam Victims In Total Denial (Men and [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery:  Do You Believe In Prophecies?

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery:  Do You Believe In Prophecies? For most scam victims, from the moment when the scam ends is uncharted territory. We have turned to our own Oracles to lay down our prophecies for Scam Victims just like you! The Past Prophecies: You could not have prevented it - you were powerless under the manipulation of the scammer You were conditioned to perform as the scammer wanted You may have suspected it was a scam but [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Knowledge: What Is Our Job?

SCARS|RSN™ Knowledge: What Is Our Job? Literally Every Day We Are Attacked For Not Doing Our Job! But What Is Our Job? So Many Victims Have No Idea How Scams Work Or What Is Realistic To Expect We spend vast amounts of time explaining the process, working to help victims directly through our assistance and recovery programs - helping them set rational expectations, yet many are so enraged they are incapable of even [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Who’s Job Is It?

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Who's Job Is It? Many Scam Victims Seem To Poorly Understand How The Real World Functions To help enlighten, we offer the following overview and list of "jobs" related to scams and scammers and who does them. SCAMMERS Of course, these are the criminals. But few understand that this is a massive global trans-national cybercriminal empire with revenues of in the Hundreds of Billions of U.S. Dollars annually (current cybercrime costs are [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Victim Response To Fear Is Anger!

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Victim Response To Fear Is Anger! After A Scam Many Victims Are In Panic And Experience Fear & Anger Victims Experience Real Trauma After The Scam Is Discovered And Then Fear Sets in The panic can come from several directions: Fear caused by the realization that is was all lies Fear caused by the awareness of the risk of exposure - because of information shared with the scammer Fear [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Reporting To The Local Police

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: Reporting To The Local Police Every Single Day, Victims Speak About Their Experience Reporting To Their Local Police! IMPORTANT: Not every country is the same! This article mostly applies for victims in stable, rule of law countries. This includes the United States, Canada, UK & Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and some others. Not all countries have professional police, so you will have to decide if it is worth the potential problems to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: The Ethics Of Warning Other Victims

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: The Ethics Of Warning Other Victims Many Victims Find Still Other Victims When Hunting For Scammers Online. Is It A Good Idea To Warn Them That They Are Being Scammed? This is an interesting ethical question and it depends on the context of the situation. There are two types of victims that you will likely encounter out there in social media: Scam Victims - involved in or being groomed to be a [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Helping Others

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Helping Others How Can You Really Help Others? When people are new to all of this they always say they want to stop it and help others. However, before you can help others you have to help yourself. You have to stabilize and go down your own path of recovery first. The best way to help is to become a volunteer. Start by helping those in your own group. Bring things to the [...]

New Book From Best Selling Author Elina Juusola – Love on the Line:: How to Recover from Romance Scams Gracefully and Without Victimisation  – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery: New Book From Best Selling Author Elina Juusola - Love on the Line:: How to Recover from Romance Scams Gracefully and Without Victimisation  A New Work from Elina Juusola, Bestselling Author and SCARS Board Member Overview How can you become a victim of a romance scam and recover from the experience without harm? Elina Juusola, researcher and a feminist was living a low time of her life. She was struggling with her health [...]

Risk To Victims Is Increasing – SCARS|RSN™ Commentary

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Risk To Victims Is Increasing Victims Are Ever More At Risk Of Prosecution And Litigation Over Their Silence And Failure To Report Their Scams IMPORTANT CHANGES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR VICTIMS You may not have known it but more and more victims are being held accountable for the scams they are engaged in. This almost always applies to those that DO NOT REPORT scams but are discovered as [...]

Removing The Face Of Your Scammer – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: Removing The Face Of Your Scammer A Recovery Technique: How To Recover And Remove The Face Of The Scammer What is the way to put the face (from your scam) behind you? This is going to sound strange, but this is solid psychology. You need to move on and recover from the scam, but how can you when the face you connected with is still in your head? One Way To [...]

How Do You Get Closure? – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: How Do You Get Closure? Closure Can Mean Different Things For Different People CLOSURE may be what someone needs to move on after a long relationship, after the death of a loved one, after a traumatic childhood event, or to overcome feelings of guilt for hurting someone in the past. However, closure after a romance scam is a different matter entirely. With a Romance Scam, there is no body to bury, [...]

SCARS Declaration For Victim’s Dignity

SCARS Declaration For Victim's Dignity Today is March 1st, 2019 - March Forward Day! The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams releases its SCARS Declaration For Victim's Dignity and the Rights of Cybercrime Victims. To read the full Declaration please click here »     SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.   TAGS: SCARS, Declaration, Cybercrime Victims, Scam Victims, Victim's Dignity, Victim's Right, Fairness, - - - - - - - - - [...]

What You Can Expect After A Scam – SCARS|RSN™ Podcast By Dr. Tim McGuinness

 SCARS|RSN™ Podcast By Dr. Tim McGuinness: What You Can Expect After A Scam Immediately After A Scam, You Will Have Questions. We Will Try To Answer Them! Here is our After-Scam Reality Check Podcast! You can download this for playback later is you would like. It is blunt but to the point – you need proper expectations to move forward with your recovery. Based upon our 27 Years of Experience this is what you should expect: You Have Been [...]