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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 [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Internet Romance Scammers Know What Their Victims Are Longing To Hear

SCARS™ Insight: Internet Romance Scammers Know What Their Victims Are Longing To Hear It can be surprisingly easy to fall prey to a romance scam — and has nothing to do with stupidity, an online fraud expert has warned. Key points: Smart people regularly fall for romance scams and it can be easy to fall for a person you've never met, says Suli Malet-Warden Hundreds of relationship scams reported in the four years to 2018 cost [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Research Paper-Report – The psychology of scams: Provoking And Committing Errors Of Judgement

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Research Paper-Report - The psychology of scams: Provoking And Committing Errors Of Judgement Click On The Title In The Content Box Below To View The Full Story [contentcards url="https://scampsychology.org/research-paper-report-the-psychology-of-scams-provoking-and-committing-errors-of-judgement/" target="_blank"]   PLEASE SHARE OUR ARTICLES WITH YOUR CONTACTS HELP OTHERS STAY SAFE ONLINE   SCARS™ Team A SCARS Division Miami Florida U.S.A.     TAGS: Psychology Of Scams, Errors of Judgment, Cognitive And Motivational Processes, Exploit Different Vulnerabilities, Persuasive Approach, Manipulation [...]

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 [...]