COMPETITION & ROMANCE SCAMS
COMPETITION & ROMANCE SCAMS TYPES
With the advances in technology, companies encourage consumers to make use of digital or online solutions. Often these consumers do not have the technical literacy to understand the risks associated with these platforms and are easily convinced by criminals into making their personal details available.
Romance scams occur when a criminal adopts a fake online identity to gain a victim’s affection and trust. The scammer then uses the illusion of a romantic or close relationship to manipulate and/or steal from the victim.