The online dating romance scam: The psychological impact on victims – both financial and non-financial

This paper finds for most people, the loss of a relationship following the culmination of an online dating scam is more unsettling than any financial losses suffered. According to the paper, few victims of online dating scams find a sufficient way to cope following the scams ending. Researchers suggest the absence of a coping mechanism leaves victims vulnerable to a second wave of attack and make policy recommendations as a result.