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An examination of the online romance scam

Grant reference: RES-000-22-4022

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Presentation/lecture details

Psychology of the online dating romance scam
Invited presentation to DeustoTech, Deusto University, Bilbao, Spain. Abstract: The online dating romance scam is a relatively new and under-reported international crime. It has serious financial and emotional consequences, which may have affected large numbers of people. Little is known about psychological characteristics that may put people at risk of victimization, or the effects of being targeted by scammers. This talk describes a project examining the psychological processes underlying online romance scams, possible risk factors, and psychological consequences for victims. Findings from two online studies will be reported, and implications for crime-prevention and victim protection will be discussed.
English

Primary contributor

Author Tom Buchanan

Bodies involved

Host Deusto University

Additional details

http://iscience.deusto.es/2012/06/08/prof-dr-tom-buchanans-talk-on-psychology-of-the-online-dating-romance-scam-on-wednesday-june-13-2012-12-00-13-30/
Bilbao, Spain
13 June 2012
13 June 2012