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An examination of the online romance scam

Grant reference: RES-000-22-4022

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Audio/video recording details

Example of victim of online dating romance scam
The one show decided to film a victim of the online dating romance scam. The victim approached the One show to learn whether she was a victim or if the relationship was genuine. The One show turned to Prof Whitty and SOCA to learn if it were the case and asked Prof. Whitty how they should proceed with the case. The victim opted to be filmed on the One Show and Prof Whitty was filmed to comment on the case and disseminate findings from this project.

Primary contributor

Interviewee Monica Whitty

Additional details

20 March 2012
The One Show, BBC One
15 March 2012