SCARS|RSN™ Scam Victims’ Assistance & Support

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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 [...]

Burning The Midnight Oil – A SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial By Jacie Corbett

A SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial By Jacie Corbett The following is a Guest Editorial by Jackie Corbett – a leading Anti-Scam Victims Advocate, SCARS Board Member, and Scam Survivor. Jackie plays a leading role in directly helping scam victims to recover, and is both an Advisor and Board Member of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Few victims have any idea what it is like to support scam victims. It takes a [...]

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 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Podcast: You Can Count On SCARS – 2018 The Year That Was

SCARS|RSN™ Podcast: You Can Count On SCARS - 2018 The Year That Was A SCARS Podcast A podcast by Dr. McGuinness Founder of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. Copyright © 2018 SCARS SCARS Podcast with Dr. McGuinness, December 24, 2018   SCARS|RSN™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - END - - - - - - - [...]

SCARS|RSN™ A 27 Year History Of Service To Scam Victims

SCARS|RSN™ A 27 Year History Of Service To Scam Victims Our founder Dr. Tim McGuinness first started tracking scams and scammers in 1991 on the old America Online before the web came into existence for all. Over the years this activity migrated from AOL onto TigerDirect.com (our founder was a co-founder of TigerDirect's parent in those days), then onto another major website that he published, and then onto a stand-alone dedicated website. Over the years we [...]

Stopping Shame – SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial by Jackie Corbett

SCARS|RSN™ Guest Editorial by Jackie Corbett Jackie Corbett is a pioneering Anti-Scam Advocate that has helped thousands of victims, a former clinical counselor, a Senior SCARS Volunteer & Victim Support Group Manager, and soon to become Board Member of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. [SCARS] Stopping Shame Let's Stop Shame In Its Tracks? Extend understanding to yourself, no matter how hard it feels. Extend empathy to yourself, no matter how difficult. Extend courtesy [...]

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