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Fraud on internet dating sites

You receive a contact from someone who shows an interest in you.

They then come up with very similar responses, only slightly different. to test their control and have something to use against you.They may have larger amounts of money to lose and subsequently be more prepared to act as a cautionary tale to others, but men and women, young and old, are equally likely to succumb to romantic fraud.She is now able to stand back and see just how she was manipulated. He’d ask my favourite colour, what was on my bucket list, what countries I wanted to visit.On the basis of just these scant facts, it seems incredible that a well-educated, successful and responsible woman would even consider handing over her life-savings to an apparent stranger – and yet chilling details from the trial hint at the sophisticated brainwashing involved.Based on the secret techniques of pick-up artists, the book contains step-by-step instructions on how to ensnare a victim, such as ‘Select a Target’, ‘Isolate the Target’, ‘Create an Emotional Connection’ and ‘Blast Last-Minute Resistance’.When he had an accident and needed surgery, Sara paid for it. ‘I tried my best to help that child.’‘Even when the fraud is revealed, they find it hard to let go.

Sometimes they confront the fraudster, whose response is: “I was scamming you, but while I did, I fell in love with you,” and it continues.

And with each victim, they learn and improve their psychological technique. The scammers just need to find the right button to press.’ They will tell you they’re widowed, or divorced after their partner was unfaithful.

They may have raised a child alone or lost a child.

Using age-old marketing techniques, Christian created a picture of their life together so real that the victim actually went house-hunting for the two of them.

The life he described would all be theirs, if they could just get those few final obstacles out of the way…Dating fraud is becoming more sophisticated, more successful – and more devastating to its victims.

Gradually, you develop a long-distance relationship through emails, instant messaging, texting and phone calls.