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Hope, happiness and hoaxes

Tindle, Elizabeth (2007) Hope, happiness and hoaxes. In National Nigerian Fraud Symposium, 7-9th October 2007, Holiday Inn, Brisbane, Qld. (Unpublished)

Abstract

This paper gives a psychological hypothesis for the phenomenon of Internet seduction or scams from the victim's perspective. It addresses the question of why so many people get hooked on Internet relationships and lose large amounts of money on scams and hoaxes resulting in emotional and physical trauma.

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ID Code: 49588
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: Scams, Internet, Nigerian fraud, Selfish gene
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Administrative Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Elizabeth Tindle
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2012 08:38
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2012 10:52

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