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Drawing from their survey on Internet fraud's emotional consequences, the authors conclude that the psychological effects of victimization are just as critical as the financial. Respondents reported that romance scams and advance fee fraud had the highest emotional impact.
Evolutionary psychology suggests that men are more likely than women to deceive to bolster their status and influence. Also gender perception influences deceptive behavior, which is linked to pervasive gender stereotypes: women are typically viewed as weaker and more gullible than men. We assessed bluffing in an online experiment (N = 502), where… (More)