Becky’s hilarious encounters involve ‘outing’ the lengths that internet romance scammers go to attempting to mislead their targets.
Their interactions are not only entertaining, but they also highlight the types of conversations and language that fraudsters will use.
Romance scams involve people being duped into sending money to people. These tricksters go to great lengths to gain their trust and convince them they are in a genuine relationship.
They use language to manipulate, persuade and exploit so that requests for money sound authentic. Requests might be highly emotive. Such as claiming they need money for emergency medical care or to pay for transport costs to visit their target if they are overseas.
Scammers will often build a relationship with their victims over time.
Signs your friend or family member may be involved in an internet romance scam
They may be very secretive about their relationship or provide excuses for why their online partner has not video called or met them in person.
They might become hostile or angry and withdraw from the conversation when you ask questions about their partner.
They may express powerful emotions and commitment to someone they have only just met.
They have sent, or are planning to send, money to someone they have not met face-to-face.
They may take out loans or withdraw from their pension to send money.
While most internet-savvy Catfish fans know the signs, many still fall prey to the thousands of internet romance scammers messaging from around the world.
Becky has helped hundreds of people. Not only by sharing her direct messages but by supporting those who have unfortunately fallen for these professional swindlers.
“No other woman has had so many online romances – from “Keanu Reeves” to “Brad Pitt” to “Prince William”.” Becky Reeves, the Author of Keanu Reeves Is Not In Love With You – My Encounters With Online Romance Scammers, discusses all during episode 31 of #WWR–The Podcast.
Where to find Becky
If you think you have been a victim of a romance scam, do not feel ashamed or embarrassed – you are not alone.
Contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via actionfraud.police.uk.
If you are in Scotland, please report to Police Scotland directly by calling 101.
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