Lonely Harts Scam: Case Cosed She got away

Looks like this one got away. It’s been three weeks since we have had any communication. Alice has started sending me more images of their “Child”. This is directly aimed at the heartstrings. Unfortunately, I was too busy with my real life to respond other than a few short words. If you think of it,Continue reading “Lonely Harts Scam: Case Cosed She got away”

Anatomy of a Lonely Hearts Scam: “Day 8 How long will it take”

I have been asked how long do you think it will take before “Alice” tried to take my money? In this blog post, I’m going to explain the number one weapon of the lonely hearts scam artist. Patience. If you are just joining us then I recommend looking at the previous posts! Previous Posts WhatContinue reading “Anatomy of a Lonely Hearts Scam: “Day 8 How long will it take””

Lonely Hearts Scam: Day 7 “The art of faking Romance”

The tide has shifted again. Over the last week, Alice has brought up investing in bitcoin, starting a business or investing in her plastic surgery clinic when she moves to Sydney. This makes me think that it’s more of an investment scam more than a lonely heart. Then this happened. Remember dating….when you meet someoneContinue reading “Lonely Hearts Scam: Day 7 “The art of faking Romance””

Lonely Hearts Scam: Day 5 “Showing money you don’t have”

As the conversation with the con artists continues. The conversation is starting to take some interesting steps. “Alice” is starting to show off some of “Her money” by showing off her new car. The conversation was me just asking if they had a good day. I’m not one for cars. Honestly, my midlife crisis wouldContinue reading “Lonely Hearts Scam: Day 5 “Showing money you don’t have””

Lonely Hearts Scam: Day 4 “Be my hero”

It’s been a busy week for me on the whole scam front. Someone attempted to con me into a remote access scam yesterday. They were disappointed when I wasted a lot of their time. (Shame that my call recorder did not work…I will get them next time) Then I had a second lonely hearts scammerContinue reading “Lonely Hearts Scam: Day 4 “Be my hero””

Anatomy of a “Lonely Hearts Scam” Day Three: Hinting at Romance

IF you are new here I study scams as well as repair Mac computers and just a touch of cybersecurity. I don’t just study who did what and why. But how the scams work. I study the psychology of scams and disinformation. The goal is to someday get a degree on this very topic. NotContinue reading “Anatomy of a “Lonely Hearts Scam” Day Three: Hinting at Romance”

Am I sure this is a Lonely hearts Scam?

The ongoing saga of me documenting a lonely hearts scam. A friend of mine mentioned that perhaps this is a real person reaching out to me just to have a conversation. Yes, that is very possible. but I really doubt it. Let’s talk about how I have come to this conclusion. Looking at the informationContinue reading “Am I sure this is a Lonely hearts Scam?”

Anatomy of a “Lonely Hearts Scam” Day Two: Alignment

In a previous post, I was contacted by a con artist who mistakenly thought that I might be a good mark. Little did they know I study con artists and online scams. If you are just joining us start there. What is Conversation Alignment? Conversation Alignment is establishing a bias in our minds artificially byContinue reading “Anatomy of a “Lonely Hearts Scam” Day Two: Alignment”

Anatomy of a “Lonely Hearts Scam” Day one!

The other day I was minding my own business when I received a random message on Whatsapp.  I honestly only use the app to talk to a few people. Looking at the message was obviously a scam of some kind. As I am currently studying the psychology of scams I figured this would be aContinue reading “Anatomy of a “Lonely Hearts Scam” Day one!”