Victim Blaming in Scams is Everywhere!
Most people will say it could never happen to them and blame those who become victims!
When people say it could never happen to them, that is Victim Blaming!
Victim Blaming is Insidious and Everywhere
Most of the language that is used to describe these crimes in the media, by families and friends, in government and law enforcement, and in the anti-fraud & cybersecurity communities directly or indirectly blame the victims. We need to change this now!
Per the Gallop Organization, there are over 49,000,000 Americans who have become victims of scams of one nature or another, and over 100,000,000 worldwide.
We are fairly sure most of them said it would never happen to them either! Yet it does! All it takes is the right story, the right moment, and the right vulnerabilities and anyone can be scammed.