Psychology of Scams

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White Knight Syndrome – Rescuing Damsels In Distress And Getting Scammed – A SCARS|RSN Guide

White Knight Syndrome - Rescuing Damsels In Distress And Getting Scammed - A SCARS|RSN Guide Many Men Feal An Immediate Compulsion To Rescue Women In Need This quickly opens the door for fake female romance scams. What Is White Knight Syndrome? The "White Knight Syndrome" is also called "The Hero Syndrome."  Not to be confused with Savior Syndrome » White Knight Syndrome is a term used to describe someone who feels compelled to [...]

Taking Care Of Yourself – SCARS|RSN™ Recovery

SCARS|RSN™ Recovery: Taking Care Of Yourself Self-Care Is Very Important After A Scam What Is Self-Care? The term “self-care” refers to actions and attitudes we use to consciously contribute to the maintenance of our overall well-being and personal health. Self-care can include physical activities as well as emotional practices and changing our perceptions of situations in our lives. While this concept is big in the field of victim services, it can also be generalized to [...]

How Fear Affects You After A Scam – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: How Fear Affects You After A Scam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If You Are Overcome By Fear And You Need Someone To Talk To Now Call This Number: Call 1-800-273-8255 Or Your Local Crisis Hotline - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

Psychology of Scams Part 1 – SCARS|PODCAST™

Psychology of Scams Part 1 - SCARS|PODCAST™ Happy Saint Patrick's Day! To learn more about the Psychology of Scams Click Here » If you want to share this podcast, click on the link below To download a copy of this SCARS Podcast MP3 file click here » To Hear All Of Our SCARS|PODCASTS™ Click Here » - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

ASMR – Using Your Brain & Body Against You – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: ASMR - Using Your Brain & Body Against You The Following Is An Summarization & Analysis Of A Scammer Manipulative Technique From SCARS|RESEARCH We encourage you to explore this topic futher. Introduction In the exploration for the psychological triggers and controls of the Romance Scam phenomena, we have looked at and discussed several different ways that scammers manipulate and control their victims. These included triggering something called an Amygdala Hijack », [...]

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, [...]

Emotional Danger After The Scam – SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology of Scams: Emotional Danger After The Scam When You Discover You Have Been Scammed Your Mind Goes Into Shock And You Seek Ways To Hold Onto Your Reality - Fake Or Not! Transference Can Easily Become Delusional Right After A Scam You Just Discovered You Were Scammed ... You fell for a fake face You fell for a fake name You fell for a fake story You can't believe it, it must not [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Subject Focus: The Psychology Of Romance Scams

SCARS|RSN™ 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 [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Insights: Beware Of Scam Victim Saviors

SCARS|RSN™ Insights: Beware Of Scam Victim Saviors We Wanted To Share Some Thoughts On Scam Victim Saviors Be careful what you believe out there, misunderstanding and urban legends are everywhere. Countless victims believe they are instant experts. A significant percentage of victims instantly believe they are experts just because they went through a scam. Being a victim does not make anyone an expert. As the saying goes, it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Dehumanization – How Scammers Can Do What They Do To You!

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Dehumanization - How Scammers Can Do What They Do To You! Dehumanization Is The Viewing Certain People As Less Than Human Or As Objects To Be Used Or Manipulated 'Less Than Human' is the Psychology of Cruelty Dehumanizing is one of the more serious aberrations of human psychology. It allows us all to perform the most unspeakable acts as though they are nothing because we are doing them to others who are [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Understanding the Victim Complex

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Understanding the Victim Complex An Insight Into The “Victim Complex” Or “Victim Mentality” By Robert Longley - Updated March 16, 2018 - Copyright Acknowledged It is important to understand the difference between a Victim and someone who suffers from a Victim Complex. In our experience, most victims do not suffer from Victim Complex, but some do. If you see yourself in this, we suggest seeking local counseling or a mental [...]

RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: 10 Steps To Breaking Free & Recovering

 RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: 10 Steps To Breaking Free & Recovering Extracted and adapted from an article by Sharie Stines, PsyD, GoodTherapy.org - Copyright acknowledged - we thank the author for their scholarship 10 Steps To Breaking Free And Staying Free Bonds occur in toxic relationships (such as with a romance scammer) and tend to be strengthened by inconsistent positive reinforcement — your hope of something better to come (a happy ending). These Trauma Bonds occur in [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Trauma Bonding

SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Trauma Bonding People Often Stay In Abusive Relationships Because Of Something Called 'Trauma Bonding' Originally published by: Lindsay Dodgson -  Aug. 17, 2017 - BusinessInsider.com 'Trauma Bonding' — Here Are The Signs It'S Happening To You RSN Editor's Note: This applies to scam victims just as it does to local abusive relationships. People often don't even realize they are in an abusive relationship. It can be hard for others to understand why someone [...]

Female Face Fixation Syndrome – SCARS|RSN™ Insight

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Female Face Fixation Syndrome Why Men Have The Hardest Time Accepting The Truth When They Are Romance Scammed   Long ago we observed that men especially seem to have the hardest time accepting the simple truth that they were scammed, and that it was by a team of scammers using stolen photos. They steadfastly grasp onto the mistaken notion that it is the young woman in the photos that scammed then  [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Alert: Savior Victims

RSN™ Anti-Scam Alert: Savior Victims One of the things that happens to some victims is they develop a kind of messiah complex - a necessity or mania to help other victims - meaning they think that only they can save others. They become a kind of collector going around and gathering other souls so they can save them. They join anti-scam groups to "help" them but actually have no training in victims' support or related [...]

RSN™ Guide: Scammer Technique – Cold Reading

RSN™ Guide: Scammer Technique - Cold Reading Cold Reading Is A Scam Information Gathering Technique! Cold reading is a set of techniques used by mentalists, psychics, fortune-tellers, mediums, illusionists (readers), and scam artists to imply that the reader knows much more about the person than the reader actually does. Without prior knowledge, a practiced cold-reader can quickly obtain a great deal of information by analyzing the person's body language, age, clothing or fashion, hairstyle, gender, [...]

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