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SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Reciprocity Rule & Scams

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Reciprocity Rule & Scams Definition Of Reciprocity In social psychology, reciprocity is a social norm of responding to a positive action with another positive action, rewarding kind actions. As a social construct, reciprocity means that in response to friendly actions, people are frequently much nicer and much more cooperative than predicted by the self-interest model; conversely, in response to hostile actions, they are frequently much nastier and even brutal. Reciprocity is also a technique of Social [...]

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Hate As A Coping Mechanism

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: Hate As A Coping Mechanism After A Romance Scam Comes Anger Against Scammers, But When It Turns To Hate A Victim May Turn Away From Normal Recovery Self-Hate, And By Extension Hate For The Scammer And Others Is The Most Dangerous Coping Mechanism Coping mechanisms are strategies and behaviors that are carried out to mitigate, manage or adapt to anything that causes distress. AFTER A ROMANCE SCAM, THERE IS [...]

What You Can Expect After A Scam – SCARS™ Podcast By Dr. Tim McGuinness

 SCARS™ Podcast By Dr. Tim McGuinness: What You Can Expect After A Scam Immediately After A Scam, You Will Have Questions. We Will Try To Answer Them! Here is our After-Scam Reality Check Podcast! You can download this for playback later is you would like. It is blunt but to the point – you need proper expectations to move forward with your recovery. Based upon our 27 Years of Experience this is what you should expect: You Have Been [...]

GETTING THE PERSON BACK THAT YOU ONCE WERE …

GETTING THE PERSON BACK THAT YOU ONCE WERE ... One of the things many recovering scam survivors state as a goal is to get the person back that they once were. Many of you have said this too. Yet, is this really a worthwhile goal? Look back at who you were ... coldly and objectively! Who were you before your scam and what attributes did you express? Were you someone who believes any old stranger [...]

Editorial: What Are We To Do About Scams?

Editorial: What Are We To Do? For over 26 years the scammers were gaining ground. In fact, scams went up by at least 50% each and every year - in some years it doubled. Let's Be Very Clear We Are In A War Against Online Scams! Online scammers are able to operate with impunity throughout Africa, and in many other countries, without fear or prosecution.  This War Against Online Scams leaves a million casualties a [...]

Para Victimas en Español

Grupo de Soporte para Victimas en Español Si usted es víctima de un estafador le podemos ayudar. Le damos ayuda y apoyo emocional. Ayudamos a recuperar. Todos somos víctimas aquí, sin prejuicios. Sólo un lugar seguro donde se puede compartir su historia con amigas. Tambien tenemos un Grupo en Español en Facebook!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/910436709085268/ Hágase miembro hoy!