Scam Psychology

How To Confront A Scam Victim In Total Denial

How To Confront A Scam Victim In Total Denial For Families & Friends Of Scam Victims A SCARS Guide How To Confront A Scam Victim In Total Denial What To Say To A Romance Scam Addict In Denial IMPORTANT: If you are a victim and you are reading this - IT DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU! You are already working through your scam, you are seeking knowledge and help to [...]

The Strange Case Of Scam Victim Information Avoidance

The Strange Case Of Scam Victim Information Avoidance Scam Victimology & Victim Recovery A SCARS Insight The Biggest Mistake Scam Victims Make Is Believing They Are Done With Scams! Scams are Always There Waiting for that Next Mistake! One of the strangest, yet somewhat understandable mistakes that many scam victims make is believing they will never be scammed again! In fact, they go so far as to deliberately avoid [...]

The Amygdala Hijack! A SCARS™ Guide [Infographic][Updated]

The Amygdala Hijack! A SCARS™ Guide [Infographic] The amygdala is a collection of cells near the base of the brain. There are two, one in each hemisphere or side of the brain. This is where emotions are given meaning, remembered, and attached to associations and responses to them (emotional memories). Hijacking the Romance Scam Victim's Mind IF YOU ARE A ROMANCE SCAM VICTIM THEN YOU ARE A [...]

The Emotional Traps To Watch Out For

Psychology of Scams The emotional traps to watch out for Criminals are using age-old techniques to manipulate the way we think and act, leaving us vulnerable to scams. IDCARE counsellor Suli Malet-Warden explains the psychological games that scammers play to entrap their victims. ROMANCE SCAMS During the grooming stage, the criminal works on eliciting a high level of trust to manipulate the victim into what the criminal terms the 'ether state'. This state is characterised by [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Confirmation Bias – Letting Your Desires Control What You See!

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Confirmation Bias - Letting Your Desires Control What You See! Scam Victims Are Expertly Manipulated During The Course Of Their Romance Scam (And Other Types Of Scams Too) But Their Psychology Actively Contributes To Its Success! One of the factors the contributes to both the initial hook and then the continuation of the scam is the victim's own psychology. Each of us experiences the world subjectively based upon what we believe [...]