Dating Scams - Jake Jennings

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Commerce Assignment (Term 1)

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  • Jenny, 56, is single, looking for a relationship but is finding it difficult.
  • Her friend suggests that she look for love online, by making a profile.
  • Online Dating!
  • immediately after creating the profile, a match has been created.
  • There has been an increasing number of reports on dating and romance scams especially between the ages of 45 to 54.
  • Please my love, i need it for plane tickets
  • In 2016, around $1.8mil have been lost, and over the space of the last few years, $3mil.
  • By giving him her bank details, the fake user (known as John) will steal.
  • Be alert to grammer and spelling mistakes, inconsistencies in their story, camera failure and of course, never give them any personal or banking details.
  • Jenny has now lost a total of $5,175 and will now file a criminal scam.
  • I lost it all... to a fake. But he was so real.
  • John has requested a loan of $200 for plane tickets so that they may meet.
  • They first create online profiles and to lure you in, express strong emotions, then after a short period of time, will ask if you may talk on more private channels.
  • Moreover, the scammers will slowly begin to gain your trust, then will ask for photos and videos of you, as well as personal details.
  • FAKE SPLIT PERSONALITIES
  • If you think you have been scammed, report it to the website, app or social media site where the scammer has approached you from, and if you have lost any money, report to your bank or financial institution immmediately.
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