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Anatomy of the online dating romance scam

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dc.contributor.author Whitty, Monica
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-17T15:12:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-17T15:12:31Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Whitty, Monica. (2015). Anatomy of the online dating romance scam. Security Journal, 28 (4). 443-455. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/81285/1/WRAP_anatomy_of_the_romance_scam_whitty_security_journal.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1563
dc.description.abstract The Online Dating Romance Scam is a relatively new form of online fraud. This paperdraws from threequalitative studies: an analysis of posts from a public online support group, in-depth interviews with victims of this crime, and an interview with a SOCA officerto outline the anatomy of thisscam.It is argued here that there are five distinct stages of this crime. In the first stage the criminal creates an attractive profile to draw in the victim, in Stage 2 the criminal grooms the victim, priming them to send money, in Stage 3 the criminal begins to request funds from the victim (there a four potential trajectories at this stage),in Stage 5, which only a few went through, the victim is sexually abused via cybersex, and finally Stage 5is the revelation. Understanding the anatomy of this scam is important for prevention as well as psychological treatment. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Security Journal en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Scams en_US
dc.subject Romance Scams en_US
dc.subject Online Crime en_US
dc.subject Internet Crime en_US
dc.subject Cybervictimization en_US
dc.subject Cybercrime en_US
dc.subject Cyber Crime en_US
dc.subject Grooming en_US
dc.subject Manipulation en_US
dc.subject Organized Crime en_US
dc.subject Fraud en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Reporting en_US
dc.subject Mass Marketing Fraud en_US
dc.subject Monetary Loss en_US
dc.subject Online Dating en_US
dc.subject Victim to Offender Relationship en_US
dc.subject Victimization en_US
dc.subject Law Enforcement en_US
dc.subject Offenders en_US
dc.subject Perpetrators en_US
dc.subject Relationship Building en_US
dc.subject Scammer en_US
dc.subject Cons en_US
dc.subject Money Laundering en_US
dc.title Anatomy of the online dating romance scam en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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