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It can happen like this: “Maria” signed up for an online dating service and was contacted by “Andrew,” who claimed to be an American overseas on business in Australia.
Maria and Andrew seemed to hit it off and began planning a road trip for that summer when Andrew would come back to the U. Andrew sent Maria a check for ,000 to cover the cost of their trip, but then suddenly asked her to send ,500 back to him because he needed money for rent after being laid off from his job.
When we speak to victims they say they've been connected, prolifically in the initial stages, using extremely validating language and we are all suckers for it," she said."Being told how much they are loved, how wonderful they are …
they use that sort of validating language and the prolific nature of it, regular text messages not just through the day, but through the night."The victim is then expecting those validating messages to come through.
They're incredibly supportive, they're appealing, they're flattering, they're soothing.
"We speak to them all the time — it's definitely not stupidity."Ms Malet-Warden said to prompt someone to fall in love with a scammer, the victim was first "seeded" with an idea.
Ms Malet-Warden said studies suggested people were more trusting with online relationships than they would be face-to face.
"We are more trusting of online relationships because we are not seeing the non-verbal cues that might happen if we are sitting in front of somebody," she said.
This leaves many victims not only embarrassed but also in financial distress.
It is important for online users to be on the look-out for online dating and romance scams.
It is a 'romance' between people who never meet, based purely on text messages, internet liaisons and phone calls.