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The Evil World of the Romance Scam Artist
Romance Scams and the Scam Artists who perpetrate them are like no other criminal in the world. They never come into the open and they never get their picture taken. You will never see their pictures on "Wanted" posters in post offices. Even the various law enforcement authorities in the world could pass these Romance Scam Artists on the street and never know who they are. These days, however, Western law enforcement does know the prolific nature of their crimes. Divisions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Secret Service (Part of U.S. Homeland Security) are working to deal with these Scam Artists.
Vulnerabilities of Potential Romance Scam Victims
"How can someone so intelligent get taken in by a Romance Scam Artist?" This is one of the most common questions the authors receive. The question comes because many in the "Mainstream Media" like to assume that the only people victimized by Romance Scam Artists are "stupid, little old ladies." Even the noted television psychologist, Dr. Phil McGraw, tried to sell the "stupid" theory on his September 20, 2006 Dr. Phil Show television program. Unfortunately for Dr. McGraw, many others in the general public and much of the media, being a victim of a Romance Scam is not a function of mental ability, intelligence or formal education level. It is a matter of emotions, love and compassion.
The reason Romance Scam Artists are so successful is because they know how to get inside the "heart and soul" of their victims. With their "finely-tuned" psychological profiling skills, they make an emotional connection and a bond of trust with their victims. When a victim comes under the scammer's "spell," the scammer can get the victim to do just about anything "in the name of love." When the scams artists are successful, they get their victims to empty their bank accounts and commit felony crimes on their behalf. When law enforcement officials come to call on the victim, the victim is emotionally drained and devastated, confused, humiliated, and ashamed. While the scam artist eludes the reach of local law enforcement, the victim is left to pay for the crimes of the scam artist.
|This crime wreaks havoc not only with our finances, but with our emotions--with our very soul. It's one of the most insidious and emotionally devastating of crimes, because it deals with the cherished dreams that we all have embedded in our hearts.|
You Do Not Have to Be a Victim!
Cyber Love's Illusions: The Hollywood Syndrome is your effective manual to help prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for the Internet Dating World. This book shows you the proper approaches to take when joining an Internet Dating Site. Take the wrong approach and you are a prime target for the Romance Scam Artist. Take the right approach and you stand a good chance of finding the love of your life. Once you have the right approach, then the book will help you find the right dating site. For many people, the one size fits all dating sites like Match.com, True.com, PerfectMatch.com, and similar sites are poor choices. We will help you identify websites that will meld with the goals and objectives your seek in a relationship.
One of the most treasured hopes and dreams most people share is of a soul mate--a special companion, a person to share his or her life with. The Hollywood Syndrome has build many of these hopes and dreams into the mindset of many, of not most of all Internet daters. Romance Scam Artists know the basic dreams and desires that we all share, and they have no problem custom-tailoring their lies to our own personal situations, lifestyles, beliefs, and values. That is why many of them are successful and collect billions of dollars in cash, goods and services every year.
When you dump The Hollywood Syndrome and take the right approach to Internet Dating, you are not as likely to fall victim to the Romance Scam Artist. When you look for a mate, it is important to have realistic objectives and goals. Then, you are more likely to find that right mate.