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How cryptocurrency scams work

Cryptocurrency fraudsters have swindled their victims out of hundreds of millions – even billions – of dollars. What do they do to earn people’s trust and then take their money?
Romance fraudsters trap their victims using use similar techniques to those seen in domestic violence cases. Shutterstock/Ogovorka

The abuse tactics fraudsters use to break the hearts and wallets of those looking online for love

Why do people continue to send money when caught in any online romance scam? Researchers are now finding the techniques these fraudsters use are similar to those in domestic violence cases.
Money is a crucial target for North Korea’s hacking efforts. rega rega/Shutterstock.com

North Korea’s growing criminal cyberthreat

North Korea’s cyber army is closely controlled by the ruling regime – a key difference from other countries’ cyberattack and espionage groups.
Authorities need to do more when people try to report they’re a victim of online fraud. Shutterstock/SFIO CRACHO

The victims’ verdict: what happens when they try to report online fraud

Victims of online fraud say they’re passed from one authority to another when they try to report it, and they’re still made to feel they are to blame for being caught out by a scam.
Online fraud can lead to desperate measures for the victims so we need to do more to help them. Shutterstock/Photographee.eu

Why we need to do more for the victims of online fraud and scams

Too often the impact of online fraud on people is trivialised, minimised or not even acknowledged by law enforcement agencies, families and friends. But we can do more to help them.
Online scammers use a number of tricks to recruit victims. Unsplash/Jay Wennington

Why the victim can also become the offender in online fraud

It’s bad enough when someone loses money to an online scam. But some victims can also recruit others into the scam causing even further heartache and loss of money.

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