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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 [...]

What is the Purpose of Gaslighting?

What is the Purpose of Gaslighting? A SCARS Insight into the Psychology of Scams What Is Gaslighting Why Do Scammers Gaslight Victims? Online social engineering scams rely heavily on the technique of "Gaslighting" to hold and manipulate its victims. However, gaslighting is one of the most pervasive psychological techniques in use the world over! Understanding its purpose and the effects that it has on its victims can help [...]

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™ 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 [...]