Professor Monica Whitty (University of Leicester) Professor Tom Buchanan (University of Westminster) Professor Bill Dutton (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford) Professor Martin Gill (Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International) Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) uk Whitty, M. The Psychology of the Online Dating Romance Scam Report.
Instead of men searching for the right verbal approach, many now search for the right photo to put on their profile page.
It used to be parents who worried about their children being picked up by unsavory types in bars and other seedy hang-outs.
Now children are worried about their parents being hoodwinked by the scam artists who haunt online dating sites."I am a bit past age 50 --- well educated lady; (I thought that I was so smart that it couldn't happen to me --- my college education is no match for a professional criminal)," said one of a seemingly endless stream of scam victims who hav...
That’s particularly true if they’ve been through difficult circumstances, such as divorce, losing a job, serious illness and other major losses, says Doug Shadel, a fraud researcher and director of AARP Washington.
It’s as if “their immune system to fraud” is weakened, Shadel said.