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This is one of the findings of a study by Professor Monica Whitty, of the University of Leicester, who presents her research at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference on April 19, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London (18-20 April).
The research, part of a larger study supported by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), focused on fraud where criminals set up fake identities using stolen photographs (often of models or army officers) and pretend to develop a romantic relationship with their victim.
Many victims have been persuaded to part with large sums of money before their suspicions are aroused.
To find out what techniques scammers use 15 victims were interviewed (11 women; four men).
She filled out a questionnaire and carefully crafted her profile.
It would have been easy to burnish the truth, but she presented herself honestly, from her age (57) and hobbies ("dancing, rock collecting") to her financial status ("self sufficient").
This is often done using online dating sites and social networking sites.
Professor Whitty said: "Our data suggests that the numbers of British victims of this relatively new crime is much higher than reported incidents show..Five years ago, an Austrian woman decided to give online dating a try.(She asked that I only use her internet handle, Firefly, for reasons that will soon become clear.) It had been about a year since Firefly got divorced.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has sent almost 1500 letters to potential scam victims in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory as part of the Scam Disruption Project Jette Jacobs, (L) was found dead in suspicious circumstances after she travelled to Johannesburg to be with a Nigerian man she was involved in an online romance with, who called himself Jesse Orowo Omokoh (R)Though it is extremely rare for the victims to recover the money, one woman from Perth known as Jenny became one of the exceptions when, back in April she regained 0,000 or about 40 per cent of the money she transferred overseas, according to the ABC.‘Jenny was one in a million.She was ferocious in pursuing the money and was fortunate in that the bank involved in the transfer was compliant.