Female dating scammers
Ms Malet-Warden said the first indicator was often a victim being asked to move off the dating site onto either Whats App, Viber or Messenger.Another tell-tale sign is if the person starts using "validating, loving, language quickly"."If this happens, think about it.Ms Malet-Warden said the victims were "happy to give because they are in love".Ms Malet-Warden said scammers used the complex language of love to connect with their victims in the early stages of a process that regularly hooked smart, educated people."The language is really important.They're incredibly supportive, they're appealing, they're flattering, they're soothing.Ms Malet-Warden said the process results in the brain releasing specific chemicals."So things like dopamine, which causes euphoric feelings that are pre-emptive to falling in love, adrenaline, norepinephrine …oxytocin levels rise in these cases, which increases our level of trust," she said.An IDCARE study of 583 relationship scam cases reported from 2014 to 2108 across Australia and New Zealand revealed scammers used "specific and highly validating narrative to gently groom the victim into a loved-up state so powerful, they agree to part with money".
"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. Sometimes such messages appear in your inbox out of nowhere, even if you do not have a profile on any online dating site. The clients of online dating agency sites get messages like this regularly.The report showed those relationship scams cost more than million over the four-year period, at an average loss of more than 7,000 per event.Only 8,400 in total had been recovered, according to the report.