SCARS Insight

What Kind Of People Are Most Likely To Be Scammed?

What Kind Of People Are Most Likely To Be Scammed? Scam Victimology A SCARS Insight Who Is Likely To Become A Victim? The Answer Is More Surprising Than You Might Think! Over the last 6 years, SCARS has provided services to nearly 7 million scam & cybercrime victims. Through our interactions within our support groups, website visitor comments, emails, and other communications we have learned important insights about [...]

Scam Grooming: Finding Common Interests

Scam Grooming: Finding Common Interests Scammer Techniques & Methods A SCARS Insight Scammers Know How To Groom You! They Begin To Hook You With Common Interests Scammers Know How To Start A Conversation With You And Spark A Friendship From your religion, hobbies, a line of work, etc., they use everything against you to bend you to their will. Once you accept their friend request or their connection, [...]

Cognitive Distortions – The Psychology Of Romance Scams [Updated]

Cognitive Distortions The Psychology Of Scams A SCARS Insight What Is A Cognitive Distortion? A cognitive distortion is an exaggerated or irrational thought pattern involved in the onset and perpetuation of psychopathological states, especially those more influenced by psychosocial factors, such as depression and anxiety, or in this case a psychological manipulation for the purposes of crime. Psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck laid the groundwork for the study of these distortions in 1976, when he first proposed the theory [...]