SCARS|RSN™ Research

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: A Taxonomy

SCARS|RSN™ Scam Basics: A Taxonomy There Are A Lot Of Different Words Or Terms Used To Describe Different Kinds Of People Involved In Romance Scams! WARNING: SOME OF THESE TERMS USED BY NIGERIAN AND OTHER SCAMMERS ARE OFFENSIVE - DISCRETION IS ADVISED Here Is A Guide To The Meaning Of Many Of Those Terms (A Taxonomy) TERMS FOR THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN SCAMS: ACCESSORY (SUPPORTER): someone in the victim's own country working with the scammer [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confronting Scammers & The Guilt or Flip Scam

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Confronting Scammers & The Guilt or Flip Scam What Happens When You Confront Your Scammer? They Lie Of Course! We See And Hear This Literally Every Day A victim discovers the scam and confronts the scammer. We tell them not to, but few listen - it's full steam ahead until they slow down and learn. Not Thinking Clearly Let Us First Say, We Are Not Attempting To Call Victims Stupid We are [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s

SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer's From Reuter's Health Older adults who are victims of financial scams may be more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than elderly people who don’t get tricked by scammers, a small U.S. study suggests. For the study, researchers gave scam awareness questionnaires to 935 older people who didn’t have dementia. Five questions assessed how open people were to sales [...]

SCARS™ Opinion: Frustration

SCARS™ Opinion: Frustration So Many Of You Express Frustration With The Way Things Are Don't Take This As An Attack On You But Consider ... Is it frustrating that you can buy alcohol that causes deaths every day? Or cigarettes? We all know the cigarettes kill right? Want to know a secret? There are more smokers today than ever - worldwide that is. Why? Because cigarettes are a drug. People want that drug. [...]

The New Order On The Internet & Product Safety – SCARS|RSN™ Safety

SCARS|RSN™ Safety: The New Order On The Internet & Product Safety We Have To Change Our Attitudes And Behaviors In The Beginning In the days of AmericaOnline, Compuserve, Prodigy, and even the early days of the web in the 90s, it was all about exploring the amazing world online. You would reach out to complete strangers and develop incredible connections, making friends in the farthest corners of the globe. But Those Days Are [...]

SCARS Advocacy – Meeting With Saudi Arabian Police

SCARS|RSN™ Advocacy Report: Saudi Arabia 2019 On March 27th 2019, an event was held by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Culture in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabi. This was to kick off their 2030 National Transformation Plan » for modernization. This was attended by our Chairman and one of our Board Members. Ministry of Culture Website » The first event was met with major fanfare (here is one of their press releases » the event [...]

How Fear Affects You After A Scam – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: How Fear Affects You After A Scam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If You Are Overcome By Fear And You Need Someone To Talk To Now Call This Number: Call 1-800-273-8255 Or Your Local Crisis Hotline - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

ASMR – Using Your Brain & Body Against You – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: ASMR - Using Your Brain & Body Against You The Following Is An Summarization & Analysis Of A Scammer Manipulative Technique From SCARS|RESEARCH We encourage you to explore this topic futher. Introduction In the exploration for the psychological triggers and controls of the Romance Scam phenomena, we have looked at and discussed several different ways that scammers manipulate and control their victims. These included triggering something called an Amygdala Hijack », [...]

Scam Victim Surrender – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: Scam Victim Surrender There Comes A Point In The Scam When the Victim Just Surrenders And Sends The Money Renowned authors Sanford Strong ("Strong on Defense" ») and J.J. Bittenbinder ("Tough Target" ») point out that: "when someone is told a lie they desperately want to believe, they’re going to believe it" It's About Emotion, Not Logic Think about the first time you fell in love or a time when someone [...]

¿Dónde Los Estafadores Te Encuentran? – Información de SCARS|RSN™

Información de SCARS|RSN™ : ¿Dónde Los Estafadores Te Encuentran? ¿Creerías que son los grupos de Facebook? Si perteneces a cualquier tipo de grupo de COMPRA Y VENTA o OFERTAS en Facebook, ¡eres un objetivo automático para los estafadores! Los estafadores han descrito a las víctimas típicas como miembros de estos grupos. ¡Los encontrarás llenos de estafadores dirigidos a sus miembros como tú! Los estafadores saben que los grupos de COMPRA y VENTA son cotos de caza [...]

Where Do Scammers Find You? – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Where Do Scammers Find You? Would You Believe It Is Facebook Groups? If you belong to any type of a BUY & SELL or DEALS Group on Facebook you are an automatic target for scammers! Scammers have profiled typical victims to be members of these groups. You will find them full of scammers targeting their members just like YOU! Scammers know that the BUY & SELL groups are easy hunting grounds because their members have [...]

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 [...]

Deepfake – a SCARS|RSN™ Guide

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Deepfake The History & Definition Of Deepfake What Is Deepfake? Deepfake, a variation from "deep learning" and "fake", is an artificial intelligence-based human image synthesis technique. It is used to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique called a "generative adversarial network" (GAN). The combination of the existing and source videos results in a fake video that shows a person or persons performing an action at an event that never [...]

Online Romance Scams And Victimhood – SCARS|RSN™ Study

SCARS|RSN™ Study: Online Romance Scams And Victimhood A Major New Academic Study Into Romance Scams Has Just Been Published A Study By: Tom Sorell and Monica Whitty, published 21 January 2019 Note: This is a serious attempt to comprehend the complete romance scam experience and is not intended to deliver simple answers. Studies such as this do help develop scam countermeasures, as well as programs to help assist victims in their recovery. English is UK English Abstract Online romance [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scammer As A Consort

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scammer As A Consort Here Is A Head Scratcher Of A Dilemma Over the years we have seen everything, every type of scam, and every type of victim. However, there is one type of victim that has left us not knowing how best to help them. We know or know off women and men who are not exactly in denial, but they refuse to end their scams. They know or at least mostly [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Chasing Your Money – A Psychological Trap

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Chasing Your Money - A Psychological Trap Don’t Get Caught Chasing The Money - That Path Can Lead To Addiction A specific form of self-entrapment that some romance scam victims struggle with is the urge to chase their losses. This is a syndrome very common to gamblers too! Chasing losses simply mean trying to win back the money you’ve already lost by gambling more. In the case of romance scam victims, [...]

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