Fighting online dating scam is one of our top priorities. At be2, an entire team is dedicated to collecting information about online dating scams and devising strategies to eliminate them, or at least minimise their effects. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts and those of others dedicated to fighting online dating scam, malicious individuals still manage to pull off online dating scams successfully. One key to eliminating online dating scams is informing users, so they can be watchful and protect themselves from the greed of scammers. On the other hand, it can be helpful to understand how and why some online dating scams are still successful.
A funded research group from the University of South Wales (formerly University of Glamorgan) is currently undertaking a project about the online dating scam, to create awareness and to see if there are any personality factors which may predispose some people to be more susceptible to this fraud than others.
The survey can be found online here and we believe the results might well be useful in our ongoing fight against online dating scam. All responses will be given in complete anonymity and people can withdraw from the study at any time.
If you have been a victim of an online dating scam and want to help us fight online dating scam, your answers would be a valuable contribution. Whether the online dating scam was successful or whether it was merely an attempted online dating scam and you realised early enough what was going on is irrelevant. Click here to take part in the survey.
Of course, if you suspect a profile on be2 may be fraudulent, please notify our customer service team immediately. We can only fight online dating scam with your help!