Scam Victims Are Not Suckers!

SCAM VICTIMS ARE NOT SUCKERS! A Message To Scam Victims A SCARS Insight The Terms We Use In Communications & Support Of Scam Victims Matters! If We Allow Ourselves To Use Derogatory Terms, What Is That Saying About Us? There are countless numbers of so-called "anti-scam" groups on social media and elsewhere. Many groups delight in telling you that you are on a "Sucker's List." Think about that term and [...]

Where Do Romance Scammers Find You?

Where Do Romance Scammers Find You? Scammers target Facebook buy and sell, and other groups for new victims! A SCARS Insight Facebook Groups Is Where They Find You! There are, of course, many places where they find you but Facebook is a prime choice! How Many Scammers Are In Your Facebook Groups? If you belong to any type of a BUY & SELL or DEALS Group on Facebook you are [...]

Thoughts About Boundaries

Thoughts About Boundaries Anti-Scam Wisdom A SCARS Commentary Scams Happen Because of Poor Boundaries & No Self Limits What Are Boundaries and Why Do I Need Them? A boundary is an imaginary line that separates me from you. It separates your physical space, your feelings, needs, and responsibilities from others. Your boundaries also tell other people how they can treat you – what’s acceptable and what isn’t. Without boundaries, people [...]

Scam Victim Social Isolation Risks

Scam Victim Social Isolation Risks The Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight The Risks Of Social Isolation Caused By Romance Scams Understanding the Effects of Social Isolation on Scam Victim Mental Health People around the world have taken unprecedented safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical distancing is critical for slowing the spread of infectious diseases, but experts suggest solitude carries its own health cost: Social isolation can affect mental [...]

The Relationship Scam End Game: The Confession Scam and Other Strategies

The Relationship Scam End Game: The Confession Scam and Other Strategies How Scammers Try One Last Time And Close Up The Scam A SCARS Insight This information can apply to most types of scams, from Romance Scams, to Lotto Scams, to Government Impersonation Scams, to Gransparent Scams, and many more. When a victim discovers the truth the scammer will react in one of several predictable ways that we can "End Game Scams." [...]

For Family & Friends: How To Talk With Someone Suffering From Trauma

How To Talk With Someone Suffering From Trauma For Family & Friends A SCARS Insight - Psychology of Scams Trauma - Helping Family Or Friends Through It! It can be difficult to know how to help someone you love and care for when they have gone through a distressing or frightening event. It’s natural to want to make someone you love and care for feel better again, but it’s important [...]

After A Scam, No One Can Tell You How You Will React

After A Scam, No One Can Tell You How You Will React Trauma and the Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight Victim Trauma Response After The End Of A Relationship Scam Is Complex It is always important to remember that trauma does not always manifest the same in everyone. So much depends on a person's resilience to determine the lasting effects of their trauma. Additionally, many victims may believe that [...]

What Are The Responsibilities Of A Scam Victim?

What Are The Responsibilities Of A Scam Victim? The Needs Of Every Victim After The Scam A SCARS Insight What Responsibilities Does A Person Have After They Become A Victim Of A Scam? Everyone has a duty to their fellow citizens but also to themselves! Every member of a culture has a duty to help make life better for themselves and for others. When we turn away from this duty [...]

What Drives People To Be Scammed?

What Drives People To Be Scammed? A SCARS Overview Why Do People Accept Scams? What We Are Really Asking Is Why People Believe In Fantasies? What is it about us humans that we are so willing to believe a fairytale? Yet, so often that is exactly what we do! This is not intended to shame victims - far from it, this is intended to help victims example their own [...]

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 [...]

Intervention For Relatives Of Scam Victims In Total Denial

Intervention for Relatives of Scam Victims in Total Denial For Families and Friends of Scam Victims A SCARS Guide A SCARS Guide: Intervention For Relatives Of Scam Victims In Total Denial Why Do Some People Refuse To Get It? INTRODUCTION This guide is intended for family members of scam victims that are in denial and refuse to accept that they are being scammed. This is NOT for scam victims themselves. [...]

How To Detect Scams In Someone You Know – A Guide For Family & Friends

How To Detect Scams In Someone You Know A Guide For Family & Friends You Can't Help Them Unless You Are Fairly Certain They Are Being Scammed - This Guide Will Help You To Know! A SCARS Insight What If Someone You Know Is A Victim Of Fraud Or A Scam? Here Are Signs To Look Out For The list of clues: A big change in their availability A change [...]

Coping with the Reality of Crime Victimization

Coping with the Reality of Crime Victimization Scam Victim Recovery A SCARS Insight Anyone Can Become A Victim Of A Crime! Being A Victim Of A Crime Can Be A Very Difficult And Stressful Experience! If It Happens To You Or Someone You Love, Here Are Some Important Points To Remember: While most people are naturally resilient and over time will find ways to cope and adjust, there can be [...]

COMING SOON – SCARS Police Interaction Support & Guidance For Scam Victims

COMING SOON Important Information For New & Past Scam Victims In the Next Month We will be Building A New Section For Scam Victims SCARS Police Interaction Support & Guidance For Scam Victims This new guide for scam victims will include features of benefit to both scam victims and their local police departments to help bring an end to the poor understanding that the police have about scams. SCARS literally [...]

How To Know If You Are In Scam or Recovery Denial?

How To Know If You Are In Scam or Recovery Denial? Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight How to Know if I’m in Denial About Your Scam? Waking up day in and day out afraid or angry or refusing to deal with the reality in front of you isn’t a way to be happy. Neither is trying to ignore what happened to you! The tendency to dismiss mounting [...]

Special Report: Money Back From MoneyGram? [Updated]

Announcing The Money Back From Program MoneyGram [Updated] An FTC Money Remission Program A SCARS Special Report Money Back From MoneyGram? This article is from 2018 Please see our more recent articles for up to date information: U.S. FTC MoneyGram Refund Program Opens To Take Claims MoneyGram Refund Program Finally Starts Up After 4 Years Of Waiting! The Federal Trade Commission Announced A Settlement With MoneyGram For $125 [...]