Victim Expectations And Recovery Failure

Victim Expectations And Recovery Failure How Victims Can Sabotage Their Recoveries With Unrealistic Expectations A SCARS Scam Victim Recovery Insight Setting Your Expectations To Fail? Many Victims Do Just That! Expectations guide your progress in recovery from your scam, but having unrealistic expectations during the process sets you up for failure. When you set expectations so high you couldn’t possibly attain them, or expect another fantasy, you add unneeded stress [...]

Hindsight Bias! You Knew It All The Time!

Hindsight Bias! You Knew It All The Time! The Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight You Knew It Was A Scam All The Time Right? Have you ever noticed that events seem more predictable after they have already happened? The results of an election, for example, often seem more obvious after the tallies have been counted. They say that hindsight is 20/20. In other words, things always seem more obvious [...]

Resilience, Recovery And Romance Scam Victims

Resilience, Recovery, And Romance Scam Victims Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight "Resilience" Is The Capacity To Recover Quickly From Difficulties; A Mental Toughness Psychological Resilience Is The Ability To Mentally Or Emotionally Cope With A Crisis Or To Return To Pre-Crisis Status Quickly Resilience exists when the person uses "mental processes and behaviors in promoting personal assets and protecting self from the potential negative effects of stressors". In [...]

Forgiveness and Scams – Why It Matters So Much!

Forgiveness and Scams - Why It Matters So Much! The Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight What Is Forgiveness? Psychologists generally define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness. What is forgiveness and how does it happen? We talk so much about forgiveness, throw around so many [...]

How The World Changed For Scam Victims With The Pandemic Effect

How The World Changed With The Pandemic For Scam Victims It Was A Total Change! A SCARS Commentary Here We Are, A Year & A Half Since The Pandemic Started ... Everyone Seems So Different Now! Apart from the obvious impacts from COVID-19 itself, the shutdowns and constant fear have had a significant and lasting impact on us all. But for scam victims, it seems it is especially [...]

Romance Scams Trauma Recovery Tips

Romance Scams Trauma Recovery Tips A SCARS Recovery Insight Scam Victim Frequently Suffer From Trauma Here are tips from recognized experts to provide a direction for scam victims or any individual that may be suffering These are only a general guide, but if you feel that you are experiencing trauma see below for a link to trauma professionals that can help. Recovery Tip 1: Get Moving Trauma disrupts [...]

What Does Recovery Mean For A Scam Victim? [Updated]

What Does Recovery Mean For A Scam Victim? What Does It Mean to Be "In Recovery?" In this article, we are going to talk about recovery, as in recovery after a scam What Does It Mean To Recover? In Our Context We Mean That Recovery Is A Process However, because scams are complex in that they involve psychological traumatization (as a victim), involve addiction (as in the mental [...]

Scam Victims Debt Part 1 – Recognize It, Confront It, Control It, Survive It!

Scam Victim Debt - Recognize It, Confront It, Control It, Survive It! After a Scam, Many Victims Have Debt That Must Be Addressed Unfortunately, avoiding the truth not only makes it harder to resolve later and also keeps you trapped in denial After A Scam Is Discovered Comes The Debt! Many Victims Then Have To Face The Truth About New Debt! As a financial fraud victim, you have [...]

SCARS Commentary About Helping Victims

SCARS Commentary About Helping Victims Our Team Members Are Only Human Too. A SCARS Commentary About How Hard It Is To Help New Victims In Complete Panic One of the very hardest things for us is trying to help a relationship scam victim in a complete panic. When a victim is in so much panic that they cannot listen to any guidance, and will not tell us the [...]

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 [...]

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 [lwptoc] 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 CERTAINLY [...]

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. [lwptoc] Reciprocity is also a technique of Social Engineering. [...]

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!

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