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Deborah – A Romance Scam Victim’s Story

Deborah - A Romance ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Victim's Story SCARS Scam Victims' Assistance & Support Every Romance Scam Victim Faces An Uphill Battle After Their Scam Most victims face traumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS. that can last indefinitely if they do not find proper professional support. SCARS recommends that all relationship [...]

2022 Scam Update – A Podcast With Dr. Tim McGuinness And Debby Montgomery Johnson

2022 Scam Update - A Podcast With Dr. Tim McGuinness And Debby Montgomery Johnson A Joint SCARS & Woman Behind The Smile Production Learn About What Is Goin On Out There! We discuss the latest trends in scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. and scammers, and also aspects of victim recovery. [...]

2022 National Crime Victims’ Service Award Nominee

2022 National Crime Victims’ Service Award Nominee SCARS Again Recognized by the United States Government for Outstanding Service to Crime Victims A SCARS Announcement SCARS ANNOUNCEMENT We want to thank all of those that helped to nominate us. It is a great honor to be [...]

Psychology Of Online Dating/Romance Scams – A Research Report [PDF] [UPDATED]

Psychology Of The Online Dating/Romance Scams  [PDF] A Research Report SCARS™ Psychology of ScamsPsychology Of Scams Psychology Of Scams is the study of the psychological or emotional effects of scams or financial fraud on victims of these crimes. It helps victims to better understand the impact of scams on them personally or on others. To find the SCARS articles on the Psychology of Scams, use the search option to enter the term and find them. A Better Understanding of Romance Scams The Psychological Consequences Of Being A Victim Of The Online Dating Romance Scam Research Undertaken at The University of Leicester This report summaries a year-long [...]

The Bad News For 2021- An Editorial by Tim McGuinness Ph.D.

The Bad News Analysis For 2021 An Editorial by Tim McGuinness, Ph.D., SCARS Founder Presented by SCARS An Assessment Of Where We Are Now! By Dr. Tim McGuinness, November 11, 2021 I was part of several conference calls and presentations this last couple of weeks [...]

Do You Hate Your Scammer?

Do You Hate Your ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer.? Hate Is An Incredibly Destructive Emotion That Prevents Recovery After A Scam! A SCARS Insight Why Do You Hate Your Scammer? Originally Published 2018 / Updated September 2021 We Have A Few Serious Questions For Scam Victims: Do You Know [...]

SCARS Newsletter – Edition August 26, 2021

SCARS Newsletter - Edition August 26, 2021 Official SCARS Newsletter Click Here for Our Latest SCARS Newsletter Published On Revue Scroll to view the full newsletter TAGS: SCARS, SCARS Newsletter, Scam News [...]

SCARS Publishes New GREEN BOOK Self-Help Recovery Guide

SCARS Publishes New Self-Help Recovery Guide SCARS Re-Launches The SCARS Steps Program In Book Form From SCARS Publishing SCARS Is Very Proud To Launch Its Latest Publication: The SCARS GREEN BOOK! Our New Self-Help SCARS Steps Recovery Guide SCARS Re-launches the SCARS Steps Program [...]

Scammer Photo Galleries Albums and Collections – August 2021 

Scammer Photo Galleries Albums and Collections - August 2021  Helping You Avoid • Discover • Recover The Latest Scammer Photo Galleries From SCARS Galleries are on our Scammer Photo Gallery Websites: www.ScamsONLINE.org Gallery of Arrested African Scammers August 2021 Click Here [...]

SCARS Newsletter – August 5, 2021

SCARS Newsletter - August 5, 2021 The Official SCARS Newsletter Click Here for Our Latest SCARS Newsletter Published On Revue Scroll to view the full newsletter TAGS: SCARS, SCARS Newsletter, Scam News [...]

SCARS Newsletter – Edition July 23, 2021

SCARS Newsletter - Edition July 23, 2021 Click Here for Our Latest SCARS Newsletter Published On Revue Scroll to view the full newsletter TAGS: SCARS, SCARS Newsletter, Scam News

SCARS Newsletter – Edition #19

SCARS Newsletter - Edition #19 July 7, 2021 SCARS Official Newsletter Click Here for Our Latest SCARS Newsletter Published On Revue Scroll to view the full newsletter TAGS: SCARS, SCARS Newsletter, Scam News [...]

Jobs Scams & Employment Scams – How Scams Work

Jobs & Employment Scams How Scams Work A SCARS Series Finding Employment Is Not Always Safe Jobs and employment scams trick you into handing over your money by offering you a ‘guaranteed’ way to make fast money or a high-paying job for little effort. How [...]

Recognize Counterfeit U.S. Money

Recognize Counterfeit U.S. Money A United States Secret Service Guide Provided by SCARS Do You Know Your Money? Learn How To Spot Counterfeit Currency With This Guide! CounterfeitingCounterfeiting Counterfeiting is defined as the planned attempt to duplicate a real and authentic article such as a symbol, trademark or even money with the purpose to distort and convince the purchaser or the recipient to believe that he or she is really purchasing or receiving the real article itself. In the ecommerce and financial services industry, this often refers to counterfeit cards and checks. currency has been going on since people began using money. It has been dubbed “the world’s second-oldest [...]

SCARS Newsletter – Edition June 5, 2021

SCARS Newsletter - Edition June 5, 2021 The Official SCARS Newsletter Click Here for Our Latest SCARS Newsletter Published On Revue Scroll to view the full newsletter TAGS: SCARS, SCARS Newsletter, Scam News [...]

SCARS Newsletter – Edition June 1, 2021

SCARS Newsletter - Edition June 1, 2021 The Official SCARS Newsletter Click Here for Our Latest SCARS Newsletter Published On Revue Scroll to view the full newsletter TAGS: SCARS, SCARS Newsletter, Scam News [...]

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