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Martina Dove
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Fraud researcher, shiny objects collector, cat worshiper, great lover of The Smiths, Frida Kahlo, Wes Anderson and Nutella
Fraud researcher, shiny objects collector, cat worshiper, great lover of The Smiths, Frida Kahlo, Wes Anderson and Nutella

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Talking about fraud is a must in fight against scammers.
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There should be no shame in discussing fraud
Many
fraud victims, when defrauded, feel intense shame and embarrassment and this
often stands in the way of them reporting the fraud to the authorities. In my own research I heard victims tell me they ‘felt
like a fool’, that it was their fault, that they ...
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Why can't we believe that old people can be scammers?
Couple of days ago I came across an interesting Facebook
post ( link here ).   Sorry it is not in
English, the story is actually from Croatia but here it goes. A nice lady saw an old grandma begging in front of the
supermarket and was so taken by that harro...
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Is PayPal really offering any seller protection?
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Damned if you do, damned if you don't
I don't know about you but I stared hating eBay.  So much to be wary of these days with scammers jumping at you at every corner yet it feels as if there is not much help out there for sellers if a buyer is a scammer.  Recently I refused to send an item to s...
Damned if you do, damned if you don't
Damned if you do, damned if you don't
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Understanding psychology of phishing
Everyone gets phishing emails. For scammers, it is probably the most cost effective way of scamming people. Sometimes phish emails are relatively harmless, but often they can be extremely harmful and trick you into parting with you personal passwords, log i...
Understanding psychology of phishing
Understanding psychology of phishing
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Do scams really happen only to 'some' people?
Once upon a time it was a common belief that scams only ensnare gullible and greedy people, and if you were neither, than you were safe.  And maybe this was true but it no longer holds.  Let me explain why.  Scams used to cost money to execute many years ag...
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A chain is only as strong as its weakest link
Most scam advice one can find on the Internet usually contains information about a very specific scam going around snaring people.   But the problem with scams is that scammers are always a step ahead of any information one can find.  However scams that are...
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Always, always look a gift horse in the mouth
Do you love your giveaways?  Social media are full of them;
free iPads, iPhones, free holidays, free first class travel for a year with
British Airways, Virgin flights, BMWs and so on.  All you have to do is like a
page and share their post. Harmless enough...
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Saying 'No' can save your life
Do you have difficulty saying no to people?  Especially if they are assertive and forceful?  You are not alone.  I will explain how scammers exploit our inability to say no in more ways than one.  Some people have difficulty saying firm 'NO' to people that ...
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