What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor? [Updated]

What Is The Difference Between A Scam Victim And A Scam Survivor? A SCARS Insight Are You A Victim Or A Scam Survivor? An Exploration Of Mindsets As an organization, we have had the opportunity to observe the victims of scams for many years. We have had the benefit of expanding our knowledge by professionalizing our activities as registered crime victims' assistance and support providers, in applying victimology and [...]

Psychology of Scams: How Do You Get Closure?

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, there [...]

The Amygdala Hijack! A SCARS™ Guide [Infographic][Updated]

The Amygdala Hijack! A SCARS™ Guide [Infographic] The amygdala is a collection of cells near the base of the brain. There are two, one in each hemisphere or side of the brain. This is where emotions are given meaning, remembered, and attached to associations and responses to them (emotional memories). Hijacking the Romance Scam Victim's Mind IF YOU ARE A ROMANCE SCAM VICTIM THEN YOU ARE A [...]

Romance Baiting Scams Exploding Through The Pacific Rim & Southeast Asia

Romance Baiting Scams Exploding Through The Pacific Rim & Southeast Asia This new scam technique combines romance scams and investment fraud Make sure you are reporting all scams! Romance Baiting Scams On The Rise A Romance Baiting Scam Is A Scam Where The Lure Is The Romance Then It Flips To A Fake Investment Scam Australians reported a record-breaking $37 million lost to Scamwatch last year for dating [...]

Stranger Trust – How Did You Get Captured In A Scam

Stranger Trust - How Did You Get Captured In A Scam Trusting A Stranger Was Your Major Mistake From this mistake, everything else flowed! 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 [...]

Helping Friends & Family Better Understand Romance Scams

Helping Friends & Family Better Understand Romance Scams Free Guide by the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams [SCARS] This Guide is intended for Family and Friends of someone that was involved in a Romance Scam Also available on LinkedIn.com here » Introduction This is presented in the hope that it will help scam victims to explain what happened to them. We hope that by reading this you can understand that the victim was not [...]

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Dead Wife

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Dead Wife It Is Amazing How Many Military Soldiers Online (Strangers) Lose Their Wives To Auto Accidents! Have you ever noticed that in most romance scams that target women, the soldier or the engineer or the businessman or diplomat always has lost their wife to a serious accident, leaving them to raise their daughter or son alone? Being a soldier is a dangerous profession, yet if we are to believe scammers, it [...]

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

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: What Drives Us To Be Scammed Every Minute, Every Day, Throughout Our Lives We Rush Headlong From One Scam To Another [lwptoc] 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 Scammed [...]

SCARS™ Subject Focus: The Psychology Of Romance Scams

SCARS™ Subject Focus: The Psychology Of Romance Scams Romance Scams Are Infinitely Complex And Leave Victims With Significant Trauma Attention is like a spotlight, which means when it’s pointing in one direction it pretty much ignores everything else. This is how a Romance Scam starts! Except people don’t realize how little information coming in from the outside world we actually process. Naturally, you don’t notice what you don’t notice, plus the mind is [...]