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”

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””

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!”