Victim’s Paradox – The Desire For Certainty And How It Derails Recovery

Victim's Paradox - The Desire For Certainty And How It Derails Recovery How Scam Victims Often Sabotage Their Own Recovery In The Search For Certain Outcomes A SCARS Victim Recovery Insight What is the "Victim's Paradox"??? Do you want to be Certain? Victims of a crime demand certainty in all aspects of their interaction with law enforcement and the criminal justice system, and in their own recovery from these traumatic [...]

A Quick Way To Understand The Brain & Trauma [Infographic]

A Quick Way To Understand The Brain & Trauma [Infographic] Courtesy of NICABM A SCARS Psychology of Scams Insight An Infographic that Provides a Quick and Simple Way to Think about the Brain Could having a map of the brain help victims better understand the concepts of trauma and its effects on the brain? For example, just being able to show victims what part of the brain controls emotion, or [...]

Shame – Secrets & Lies

Shame - Secrets & Lies The Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight A Common Response To Shame Is To Hide This Can Happen Both During The Scam And After It One of the ways the scam victims hide from the reality of their situation is by lying about their real situation. This deception of friends and family, may seem like the thing to do at the time, but it only [...]

There Is No “He” Or “She” In Romance Scams

There Is No He Or She In Romance Scams Correcting Confusion And Helping Victims Recover The Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight Almost All Romance Scams Victims Start Out Confused About Who Scammed Them! Often scam victims associate the scam with the face in the photos, even if intellectually they understand that it was scammers behind the photo! As of 2021, SCARS has had a little under 12,000 victims pass [...]