Why are women more likely to be victims of Romance scammers than men?

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Sabrine Crystal
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I read this in this article from BBC which is a british website news. Why romance fraudsters prefer to target women more than men? What is the difference?

The article is over two years old but it is worth reading.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47176539
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Most likely because Men are the biggest proportion of criminals engaging in the practice and have a set type of target they prey on. It does happen to men, there‘a articles out there.
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Because most of the victims are older, chronically single women - isolated and vulnerable. Desperation to receive romantic interest makes them trust too easily, even when they have never met the other person face to face, know nothing about them and things look too good to be true. A couple of times a year you hear new stories about women who fly out to exotic places to meet strange men who then turn out to be scammers, catfish, abusive, looking for a passport, or all of the above. Men who fall victim to the same tricks from women they met online are the same: older, low confidence, unlucky in love. I guarantee you that you will never see a victim of romance fraud who is already receiving interest from the opposite sex IRL.
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(Original post by asif007)
Because most of the victims are older, chronically single women - isolated and vulnerable. Desperation to receive romantic interest makes them trust too easily, even when they have never met the other person face to face, know nothing about them and things look too good to be true. A couple of times a year you hear new stories about women who fly out to exotic places to meet strange men who then turn out to be scammers, catfish, abusive, looking for a passport, or all of the above. Men who fall victim to the same tricks from women they met online are the same: older, low confidence, unlucky in love. I guarantee you that you will never see a victim of romance fraud who is already receiving interest from the opposite sex IRL.
None of that is exclusive to women though..?
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None of that is exclusive to women though..?
Yes, I already acknowledged that it is not exclusive to women. I said that men who fall victim to the same tricks have the same problems that the women do. But we don't hear about men being duped as much as women do. Men are more likely to see the situation realistically whereas lonely women are more likely to believe in fairytales and hence be taken advantage of. This is what makes them easy targets for scammers. Most men know the reality that if you meet someone online, you don't know who they really are until you meet them in person. Older lonely women are not easily convinced about this, which is why you hear about women being defrauded out of money online more often than men.
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Probably because most of the online fraudsters are overseas based male romance scammers who exclusively target females.
Mostly older females who are single and living alone who own at least one mortgage free property or have access to significant cash savings.
Of course, there are also some young female scam artists who target older man offline for romance scams or access to expensive gifts/well paid employment.

Many of the online fraudsters may be operating in countries where the authorities are more willing to turn a blind eye to romance scams perpetuated against women by guys than are in the habit of tolerating lower income guys genuinely romancing/entering into intimate same sex relationships with wealthy guys solely for the financial advantages.
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U mean e.g. Ghana lol! The romance scammers r not all isolated individuals...not sure about that pic of the dudes at the table on their laptops with bandannas around their heads but anyway...

https://nypost.com/2021/12/08/how-fa...t-of-millions/

"Male victims r less likely to report..."

"Members of the crew have different roles.... the "closer" "
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U mean e.g. Ghana lol! The romance scammers r not all isolated individuals...not sure about that pic of the dudes at the table on their laptops with bandannas around their heads but anyway...

https://nypost.com/2021/12/08/how-fa...t-of-millions/

"Male victims r less likely to report..."

"Members of the crew have different roles.... the "closer" "
You should see the offline british romance scammers targeting guys in the uk.
They are so savvy and absolutely relentless, no depths that they won't sink to.
Pretending to have cancer, grandparents about to be turfed out of their carehome beds unless £80k+ advance fees are paid direct, younger siblings requiring expensive medical treatment. :eek4:
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