Shame – Secrets & Lies

Shame - Secrets & Lies The Psychology of Scams A SCARS Insight A Common Response To Shame Is To Hide This Can Happen Both During The Scam And After It One of the ways the scam victims hide from the reality of their situation is by lying about their real situation. This deception of friends and family, may seem like the thing to do at the time, but it only [...]

Guilt vs. Shame – Understanding [INFOGRAPHIC]

Guilt vs. Shame - Understanding Shame has long been viewed as “the toxic cousin of guilt,” but it has benefited us over evolution. Shame and guilt are functionally designed to protect us against harming those who are dear to us and to make us behave better in the future Understanding The Mechanisms of Guilt & Shame Guilt And Shame Are Among The Most Painful Human Emotions No one [...]

SCARS Guide: Romance Scam Victims & PTSD

SCARS Guide: Romance Scam Victims & PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Can Affect Romance Scam Victims After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This can affect people in many different situations but appears to be especially prevalent with romance scam victims. [...]

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Write A Letter To Your Scammer – Say What You Feel! – SCARS™ Recovery

SCARS™ Recovery: Write A Letter To Your Scammer - Say What You Feel! Write A Letter That You Never Intend To Send One of the great challenges of scam victim recovery is resolving those unresolvable conflicts, and one of the greatest is never really being able to tell your scammer how much they harmed you. NOTICE: We DO NOT Recommend You Reopen Communications With Your Scammer, This Is For Your Benefit, Not Theirs! You Have [...]

Psychology Of Scams: When Should A Scam Victim Feel Ashamed? – SCARS™

SCARS™ Psychology Of Scams: When Should A Scam Victim Feel Ashamed? No Scam Victim Should Ever Feel Shame, Yet Most Do! Part of it is the event, part is their failure to act against the scam! Most scam victims never even report the scam or the scammer, instead they living in a partial state of denial while their anger or depression takes control. You Should Feel No Shame At All! If you did these things you [...]

For Victims Of Scams This May Help

Last Updated on December 30, 2017 by SCARS Editorial Team

You Are Probably Here Because You Connected With A 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. Once you have been through this, you are left with [...]