Being able to identify scam techniques goes a long way. Once you know how they work, the most obvious ones you're not going to fall for. Understand yourself better and be wary of people who try to sell you something that you want to hear. Pick someone who can give you the most actionable next steps in the clearest way. Don't buy something aspirational that makes you feel good and has cool branding on it. Support the scam target and help them come to terms with the decision to leave. You might even have to continue helping them to avoid other scams. When you're assessing a group, interrogate yourself as if you were a third party making sure to be completely honest with your answers.