Scamming the Scammers: Towards Automatic Detection of Persuasion in Advance Fee Frauds

@article{Edwards2017ScammingTS,
  title={Scamming the Scammers: Towards Automatic Detection of Persuasion in Advance Fee Frauds},
  author={M. J. Edwards and Claudia Peersman and A. Rashid},
  journal={Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion},
  year={2017}
}
  • M. J. Edwards, Claudia Peersman, A. Rashid
  • Published 2017
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion
  • Advance fee fraud is a significant component of online criminal activity. Fraudsters can often make off with significant sums, and victims will usually find themselves plagued by follow-up scams. Previous studies of how fraudsters persuade their victims have been limited to the initial solicitation emails sent to a broad population of email users. In this paper, we use the lens of scam-baiting -- a vigilante activity whereby members of the public intentionally waste the time of fraudsters -- to… CONTINUE READING
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