The Psychology of Romance Scams

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The Amygdala Hijack! A SCARS™ Guide [Infographic][Updated]

The Amygdala Hijack! A SCARS™ Guide [Infographic] The amygdala is a collection of cells near the base of the brain. There are two, one in each hemisphere or side of the brain. This is where emotions are given meaning, remembered, and attached to associations and responses to them (emotional memories). Hijacking the Romance Scam Victim's Mind IF YOU ARE A ROMANCE SCAM VICTIM THEN YOU ARE A [...]

The Emotional Traps To Watch Out For

Psychology of Scams The emotional traps to watch out for Criminals are using age-old techniques to manipulate the way we think and act, leaving us vulnerable to scams. IDCARE counsellor Suli Malet-Warden explains the psychological games that scammers play to entrap their victims. ROMANCE SCAMS During the grooming stage, the criminal works on eliciting a high level of trust to manipulate the victim into what the criminal terms the 'ether state'. This state is characterised by [...]