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An examination of the online romance scam

Professor Monica Whitty | Psychology | 01 December 2010

This application is for funding to investigate 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. Specifically, the ...

Development of the online romance scam toolkits for the public sector

Professor Monica Whitty | 01 February 2012

This project focuses on the online dating romance scam. When victims report this crime the  police are often unsure of how to deal with this crime. To date, victims have not been treated differently to any other fraud case - the legal system doe ...

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