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Do You Love Me? Psychological Characteristics of Romance Scam Victims

Do You Love Me? Psychological Characteristics of Romance Scam Victims An Academic Study by Monica T. Whitty, Ph.D. Foreword By The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS] For the purpose of enhancing victim understanding and victim assistance & support providers knowledge, we are presenting the study in its entirety without edits or comments. While the results are the interpretation of the researcher and may differ from the practical experience of our organization over 27 years, we feel this [...]

Online dating website users ‘conned out of millions’

Online dating website users conned out of millionsFrom the BBC 28 October 2015Online dating fraudsters conned victims out of more than £33m in the last year, the UK's national fraud centre says.Action Fraud said 3,543 people reported falling victim to dating scams in 2014-15. It said dating sites "very rarely" vet members to prevent fraud.Commander Chris Greany, national police lead for economic crime, said the crime was "reprehensible" and that some victims had lost "everything". [...]