SCARSSCARSSCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.
A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims.
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SCARS™ Editorial: Commentary On Being Scammed Again 90% Of ScamScamA Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost.SurvivorsSurvivorA Scam Survivor is a victim who has been able to fully accept the reality of their situation. That they were the victim of a crime and are not to blame. They are working on their emotional recovery and reduction of any trauma either on their own, through a qualified support organization, or through counseling or therapy. And has done their duty and reported the crime to their local police, national police, and on Anyscam.com Have The Completely Wrong Idea About What It Means To Remain Safe And Avoid Future ScamsScamsA Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Partly this is the fault of other so-called anti-scam groups - amateurs or fakes! They propagate the idea that once you learn about [...]
SCARS™ Insight: Living In DenialDenialDenial is a refusal or unwillingness to accept something or to accept reality. Refusal to admit the truth or reality of something, refusal to acknowledge something unpleasant; And as a term of Psychology: denial is a defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality. - 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 [...]
SCARS™ Psychology Of ScamsPsychology Of ScamsPsychology Of Scams is the study of the psychological or emotional effects of scams or financial fraud on victims of these crimes. It helps victims to better understand the impact of scams on them personally or on others. To find the SCARS articles on the Psychology of Scams, use the search option to enter the term and find them.: When Should A Scam Victim Feel Ashamed? No Scam Victim Should Ever Feel ShameShameShame is an unpleasant self-conscious emotion typically associated with a negative evaluation of the self; withdrawal motivations; and feelings of distress, exposure, mistrust, powerlessness, and worthlessness., 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 scammerScammerA Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer., instead they living in [...]
RSN™ Commentary: It Saddens Us To Have To Say This Bluntly Every Single Day People Complain To Us About Someone They Met Online But Don't Even Know! They lay out all the reasons why the person they are talking about is an obvious scammer. Yet they say they do not [...]
SCARS/RSN Family Intervention Letter A Tool To Help Family Members Of Victims In Denial To See The Truth We had been asked several times if we have something that family members could share with a victim in complete denialDenialDenial is a refusal or unwillingness to accept something or to accept reality. Refusal to admit the truth or reality of something, refusal to acknowledge something unpleasant; And as a term of Psychology: denial is a defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality.. We have our Family Intervention Guide and this has helped many, [...]
SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: The Face In The Photo Is NOT Responsible Many Times After A Scam, Victims Are Unable To Accept That The Person In The Photo Is Not The Real Scammer! Today we received a complaint from a romance scam victim who blamed a person who had his photos [...]
RSN™ Editorial: Demanding Answers - Living In Denial Some People Simply Cannot Accept That They Were Scammed After a certain number of years supporting victims we have learned to recognize those victims that refuse to believe. Many of you have family and friends that are also this way. They present [...]
Sweet Love: Young Nigerian Scammer Shows Off His Elderly White Bride Love is a beautiful thing, and when it happens, it does not respect race, financial status or age. However, scammers only respect money! This is another example of Love Rats engaging in marriage scams. African marriage scams frequently target [...]
See A Red Flag And Move On! HERE IS A RIDDLE: HOW MANY RED FLAGS CAN YOU FIT INSIDE YOUR HEAD? Obviously, for most victims it is a lot! You see the RED FLAGS and ignore them. Then after a while your brain and the scammer work against you so [...]
Editorials & Opinions On Scamming ACCUSATIONS AGAINST PERSONS IN STOLEN PHOTOS For some time, there have been a number of die-hard believers in the idea that all, or most of the people in the stolen photos are in league with the scammers, or that they themselves are the scammers. This [...]
Denial Is A River In Nigeria For those of you who are SO AFRAID that your family or friends will find out you have been scammed, think about this! That VERY SAME FEAR is what is most likely going to get you scammed again and again. You are showing that [...]
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