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SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Hate As A Coping Mechanism

SCARS|RSN™ 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 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 [...]

The SCARS Victims’ Assistance & Support Model

The SCARS Victims' Assistance & Support Model SCARS Is The Only Crime Victims' Assistance Organization With A Focus On Cybercrime Victims, And The Only One With Proven Recovery Solutions For Scam Victims. All of our groups are pieces of a larger puzzle. They are the funnel that can lead victims to support and assistance, but not everyone is ready for a real support group - they need to learn and work through issues before they [...]

White Knight Syndrome – Rescuing Damsels In Distress And Getting Scammed – A SCARS|RSN Guide

White Knight Syndrome - Rescuing Damsels In Distress And Getting Scammed - A SCARS|RSN Guide Many Men Feal An Immediate Compulsion To Rescue Women In Need This quickly opens the door for fake female romance scams. What Is White Knight Syndrome? The "White Knight Syndrome" is also called "The Hero Syndrome."  Not to be confused with Savior Syndrome » White Knight Syndrome is a term used to describe someone who feels compelled to [...]

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Helping Others

SCARS|RSN™ Commentary: Helping Others How Can You Really Help Others? When people are new to all of this they always say they want to stop it and help others. However, before you can help others you have to help yourself. You have to stabilize and go down your own path of recovery first. The best way to help is to become a volunteer. Start by helping those in your own group. Bring things to the [...]

Money Recovery Scams – SCARS|RSN™ WARNING

SCARS|RSN™ WARNING: Money Recovery Scams This article is going to force you to look at some very blunt and harsh truths ... Money Recovery Services Are A Scam Scammers know you. They know that when you are the victim of a Romance Scams and lost money that you are going to be desperate to get your money back - to recover it. The problem is that once it is in the scammer's hands it is [...]

What You Can Expect After A Scam – SCARS|RSN™ Podcast By Dr. Tim McGuinness

 SCARS|RSN™ 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|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scammer As A Consort

SCARS|RSN™ Insight: Romance Scammer As A Consort Here Is A Head Scratcher Of A Dilemma Over the years we have seen everything, every type of scam, and every type of victim. However, there is one type of victim that has left us not knowing how best to help them. We know or know off women and men who are not exactly in denial, but they refuse to end their scams. They know or at least mostly [...]

SCARS|RSN Guide: Romance Scam Victims & PTSD

SCARS|RSN 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. [...]

RSN™ Guide: Romance Scam Infidelity

RSN™ Guide: Romance Scam Infidelity We All Know What A Romance Scam Is? You are vulnerable, maybe lonely, and you let a stranger into your life online. Maybe you were ready for a relationship, maybe not. You made a bad decision and you let the wrong stranger in, the rest is what it is. After the initial bad decision psychology suggests that you were manipulated and it was beyond your control until you reached the point where [...]

RSN™ Guide: Rescamming

RSN™ Guide: Rescamming Yes, it is a thing Did you know that statistically, as a victim of a scam that you have a ONE IN SEVEN chance of being a victim again? Most victims will shut down after a scam - not trusting anyone. However, for most the same tendencies that created the opportunity for the scam remains. You will still be too trusting even while you tell yourself that you trust no one. Most [...]

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