Why are all dating sites scams

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Secondly, respondents who scored high on trust in others were more likely to be the victims of dating scams.

This really speaks for itself in that trusting and possibly even gullible people are more likely to be victims of dating scams.

A recent study by Monica Whitty, examined several psychological characteristics which she suggested might be important in predicting whether someone may be likely to fall victim to being scammed.

These were: In addition to the psychological characteristics described above, Whitty also looked at whether age, gender educational level and knowledge of cybersecurity, would predict an individual’s likelihood of being scammed.

However, knowledge of cybersecurity was measured with only one item, which may not have been sensitive enough to detect any real difference in this. Overall then it seems that impulsive and trusting people with addictive personalities are more likely to become victims of scams. From these there were 200 who had been scammed via a romance scam.Age was categorized as young 18-34 years, middle age 35-54 years, and older which was 55 years and over.As the scam progresses the nature of the emergency becomes more desperate and more and more money is requested from the victim.Stories exist of victims parting with their life savings and even remortgaging their houses to obtain funds to send to the scammer. The scenario described above sounds so incredible that doubtless we would say that we would never fall for such a ploy. Therefore the question is whether psychology can help in predicting the types of people most likely to fall victim to dating scams.

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