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Romance Scam Research Center

2020: NL: Het verlies van geld, geluk en gezicht: Romance scams, datingfraude en ‘sweetheart swindles’

Notté, Raoul.  Justitiele Verkenningen; The Hague Vol. 46, Iss. 2, (Jul 2020).


Abstract:


"Romance scams, dating fraud and ‘sweetheart swindles’. The loss of money, happiness and face

Romance scams have seen a worldwide increase and are one of the most financially damaging forms of cybercrime. In addition, victims suffer strong emotional impact and are confronted with victim blaming. Research shows how the combination of various emotional and financial impact can induce a ‘double-hit’ on victims. Knowledge and possibilities for law enforcement are insufficient, which leads to a lack of financial compensation and support for victims."

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