Online dating scams dupe 200 000 study finds

Published: 14.01.2018

This ESRC funded project investigates the types of people conned by the online romance scam and how such deception psychologically affects a person, as well as the types of strategies that scammers use to con their victims. Contact Details School of Media, Communication and Sociology Campus based courses E:

More than 200,000 people in Britain may have been conned by fraudsters posing as would-be romantic partners on internet dating sites, according to the first study.

A new study by researchers at the universities of Leicester and Westminster estimate more than , Britons have been conned by romance scammers. Thank you for your support. Skip to navigation Navigation University Home University A-Z Maps and Directions Quick Links. The use of almost exclusively online communication — the criminals occasionally resort to phone calls but these are rare given the extra difficulty of explaining away an accent — can actually accelerate intimacy, Whitty said, allowing victims to project their own hopes and desires on to a warm and empathic correspondent. Please upgrade to a modern web browser: Entradas recientes ima Hello world! Relationship Forum Relationships Online Dating Humor Online Profile Figure It Out Single Dating Dating Tips Safety Tips Chuck Norris Forward.

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