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An examination of the online romance scam

Grant reference: RES-000-22-4022

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International mass marketing fraud working group online discussion group
This discussion group was born out of a need for the mass marketing fraud working group to share information. This group currently consists of members from the following: Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA, UK), Serious Fraud Office (SFO, UK), London city police, FBI, Secret Service (USA), IC3 (Internet Communications Complaints centre, USA), Federal Trade Commission (USA), RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), Netherlands police, Europol, Interpol, Queensland police, Spanish Police, Nigerian Police and myself. This is a close and confidential group were we can feel share to share important information to assist in law enforcement as well as to inform and disseminate the research. Members often email the list and myself directly for advise on cases and I email the list with my latest papers.

Primary contributor

Member Monica Whitty

Additional details

This is an ongoing.
03 May 2012
31 December 2015