Anatomy of the online dating romance scam

@article{Whitty2015AnatomyOT,
  title={Anatomy of the online dating romance scam},
  author={M. Whitty},
  journal={Security Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={28},
  pages={443-455}
}
  • M. Whitty
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Security Journal
The Online Dating Romance Scam is a relatively new form of online fraud. This article draws from three qualitative studies: an analysis of posts from a public online support group, in-depth interviews with victims of this crime and an interview with a Serious Organised Crime Agency officer to outline the anatomy of this scam. It is argued here that there are five distinct stages of this crime. In Stage 1, the criminal creates an attractive profile to draw in the victim; in Stage 2, the criminal… Expand
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