Latest Romance scam Stories

2012-04-19 10:33:41

University of Leicester scientist presents research findings at British Psychological Society Annual Conference Online dating scammers groom their victims by developing 'hyper-personal' relationships which can leave victims feeling doubly traumatized. 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 today (19 April), held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London...

2012-03-29 00:17:57

Online romance scams, a new form of cybercrime, is under-reported and increasing, and has victimized an estimated 230,000 people in England, costing them nearly $60 billion a year, according to an article in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available free online at the Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking website. “This crime is very serious and unfortunately often overlooked. The...

2011-11-10 10:00:00

miiCard launches a survey to raise awareness of online safety and prevent fraud. Edinburgh, UK (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Digital passport, miiCard, is launching a survey today aimed at users of dating sites. miiCard want to draw attention to the rapid rise in identity fraud, and are committed to increasing awareness of online safety and preventing fraud. The survey will examine how users build trust and protect themselves when meeting people online. Online dating has quickly become one of...

Online Romance Scams Hit Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims
2011-09-28 04:53:11

New study reveals scale and prevalence of new form of fraud New online research led by the University of Leicester reveals that over 200,000 people living in Britain may have fallen victim to online romance scams — far more than had been previously estimated. The study is believed to be the first formal academic analysis to measure the scale of this growing problem. In the 'online romance scam' criminals set up fake identities using stolen photographs (often of models or army...

2010-11-24 05:51:06

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned Americans on Tuesday to be extra vigilant with online dating scams that are becoming increasingly popular. "Scammers sometimes use online dating and social networking sites to try to convince people to send money in the name of love," the FTC told AFP. A typical example of how these scams might work involves a scam artist creating a fake profile, gaining the trust of an online love interest, and then asking the person to wire them money, usually to...

2009-03-24 07:00:00

iovation Provides Fraud Management Solution to Stop Online Scams in Internet Dating NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Mate1.com, one of the largest online dating sites, with over 20 million members, has partnered with iovation to help its customers fight online fraud and abuse. Using iovation ReputationManager(TM), subscribers can track the history of fraud and abuse associated with each unique computer or hand-held device used to access their website. iovation captures a "digital...

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