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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™ 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: 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™ 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™ 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™ Support: Open Letter To A Victim In Pain

SCARS|RSN™ Support: Open Letter To A Victim In Pain We had a victim come to us in a rage over wanting to find her scammer. It appears she is not listening. We hope this information makes its way to her! Here Is Her Last Message To Us: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - " My [...]

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™ Scam Basics: From Victim To Criminal

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: From Victim To Criminal How Can A Scam Victim Be Transformed Into A Criminal? IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME! There are millions of romance scam victims around the world. More than a million in Europe, perhaps as many as 6 million in the United States alone. This is happening and it is very real. Victims know this and live it. But there are ways that this can go from bad to worse [...]

Victim’s 7 Deadly Sins – SCARS|RSN™ Scam Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Recovery: Victim's 7 Deadly Sins When Scam Victims Cross The Line WARNING: This Is Going To Be A Fire And Brimstone Kind Of Sermon About Scam Victims Its purpose is not to blame, shame, or condemn, but to help recent victims understand that their after-scam decisions have just as many consequences as their decision to let their scammer in. Who Are We To Talk About This? SCARS is a victims assistance and support [...]

Emotional Danger After The Scam – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: Emotional Danger After The Scam When You Discover You Have Been Scammed Your Mind Goes Into Shock And You Seek Ways To Hold Onto Your Reality - Fake Or Not! Transference Can Easily Become Delusional Right After A Scam You Just Discovered You Were Scammed ... You fell for a fake face You fell for a fake name You fell for a fake story You can't believe it, it must not [...]

Desensitizing – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Desensitizing For Most Victims After The Scam Is A Very Traumatic Period NOTE: The following is not intended as a treatment or therapy guide but as a discussion of the subject matter. All decisions about mental health treatments or therapies should be made by patients in consultation with a licensed mental help professional. The trauma from the scam, romance scam specifically, will be very traumatic for an extended period of time. In [...]

Psychology Of Scams: When Should A Scam Victim Feel Ashamed? – SCARS|RSN™

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: When Should A Scam Victim Feel Ashamed? No Scam Victim Should Ever Feel Shame, Yet Most Do! Part of it is the event, part is their failure to act against the scam! Most scam victims never even report the scam or the scammer, instead they living in a partial state of denial while their anger or depression takes control. You Should Feel No Shame At All! If you did these things you [...]

Scam Recovery & Name Calling – Just Stop It! – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Scam Recovery & Name Calling - Please Just Stop It! Name Calling and What It Implies - Be Careful What You Imply About Yourself When You Resort To Name Calling After You Are Scammed You Feel Anger And Rage And Hate Towards Your Scammer! It is natural to want to put the scammer down, but is it helpful? People call other people names for a variety of reasons but mostly it [...]