Tinder & Other Dating Apps To Conduct Romance Scams

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In fact, have you heard about the recent Netflix documentary “Tinder Swindler”? It is an excellent example of how people are vulnerable to online dating scams. It shows how easy it is for someone to get conned by an online scammer pretending to be someone else. The documentary tells the story of a scandalous man who misused the Tinder dating app in an attempt to live a luxurious life at the expense of scamming three women around Europe.

Are you also one of those confused and helpless individuals feeling overwhelmed by the number of dating frauds that appear to be circulating these days? Don’t worry; you’re not alone! According to a report, dating scams reached around £80 million, receiving almost 32000 reports in these extremely challenging times. 

In fact, have you heard about the recent Netflix documentary “Tinder Swindler”? It is an excellent example of how people are vulnerable to online dating scams.  It shows how easy it is for someone to get conned by an online scammer pretending to be someone else.

The documentary tells the story of a scandalous man who misused the Tinder dating app in an attempt to live a luxurious life at the expense of scamming three women around Europe. With the help of dating apps, he scammed multiple women by showing off his lavish lifestyle and claiming to be the billionaire heir to an Israeli Diamond Fortune! Damn.

Has this caught your attention yet, and do you want to learn more about these scams and how they work? Sit back, take a sip of coffee and continue reading; this article is all about it! 

If your a victim of a similar scam please get in touch with us to that we can help you get your money back!

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How Romance Scams Work

Would you believe if we say that merely just a friend request from a bogus profile sets the whole thing off? Scammers put up alluring displays and start contacting their victims by saying they have something in common with them, have similar interests, and have a connection. 

They begin requesting money once they have developed a deeper understanding and so-called “connection.” They are particularly effective at manipulating people’s emotions, and because their stories go on forever, the victims are constantly under pressure. In fact, with the uprising of Covid 19, some people even claimed money for medical emergencies when they were doing perfectly fine. You think you are helping someone when you are just getting yourself stolen. Is humanity really dead?

Yes, it’s true; due to the presence of scammers on dating websites, they are no longer secure. They prey on specific victims by using the discretion and anonymity offered by these apps. They will use social media or email to build a relationship with the victim while frequently assuming a false identity. It’s known as “catfishing.”

The con artist will construct a false online persona and profile to pique your attention and start a conversation. They might use a false identity or commit identity fraud by pretending to be doctors, famous people, military leaders, or even foreign humanitarian workers or volunteers.

Psychology Techniques Used By Romance Scammers

Many believe that the victims have specific characteristics, such as being naive, vulnerable, or stupid. In many cases, however, the person who falls for a scam does so because of the scammer’s psychological methods, not because of any inherent defect. 

Sophisticated con artists use social engineering, a type of psychological manipulation, to persuade someone to do something, such as revealing personal information. The “basic attribution error,” a well-known psychological theory related to an individual’s inclination to link another’s behavior to their character or personality, is similar to blaming the victim. 

Fake status is one of the main factors. People have always been drawn to people of the high class, especially if pursuing it. Being linked with high-status persons raises status in and of itself. For example, people going to places and doing activities that can increase the level.

You may have heard about Anna Sorokin, a 20-something German national from the middle class who, with her psychological tricks, defrauded banks, hotels, and acquaintances out for a total of $275,000 (£220,000). For four counts of theft of services, three acts of grand larceny, and one count of attempted grand robbery, she was sentenced to up to 12 years in prison in May of this year. In fact, according to one of her friends Rachel DeLoache William, her friendship with Delvey cost her about £50,000. Insane! 

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    Statistics & More

    Innocent Victims Have Lost Upto $547

    According to data on online dating scams, too many individuals have fallen in love, but these relationships did not last forever. In fact, the US intelligence agency has stated that in 2020 alone, a total of $281 million was stolen from victims, thanks to the dating apps! Later in 2021, the number grew by 94%! Yes, 94% due to the stolen money reaching unbelievable heights of $547.

    Similarly, according to another data, due to covid and increased isolation periods, nearly 24000 people became victims, with almost 32000 reports. People have lost up to $304 million. Moreover, in 2021, the average individual loss was over $2400. 

    Stay Safe & Sound

    We have gathered some of the most basic ways to help oneself. Have a look!

    • Be rational in your decisions, no matter how caring and loving the person is.
    • Do not send money to people you do not know on the internet.
    • Be careful what you post and make public on your social media accounts. Your personal life shared on these platforms can help scammers better understand you.
    • Research the person’s photo and profile using online searches to see if all the details have been used elsewhere. Try a reverse-image search of the profile; know that you’re trapped if the details don’t match up.
    • If there are any inconsistencies in their stories, know that it is a scam.
    • If you feel pressured to send money or gifts, know it is from a desperate scammer.
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    Let Global Payback Help You Recover Your Lost Romance Scam Funds!

    A company like GlobalPayback will take all necessary action to support you in your struggle. You would gain from it and learn how to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.

    We assure you that you are not alone and that it is perfectly fine if you think you may be a romance scam victim. The main task of everyone at The Global Payback main task is finding the money you’ve lost. They take great pride in creating customized cases for you according to your budget. 

    After all, you don’t want your love story to end in tragedy, and like everyone else, you, too, deserve a happily ever after! 

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