We have always suggested that you protect yourself from getting scammed online. This is the main reason why we have populated most of our blogs with tips that tell you how to be safe while you look for your true love online. But, have you ever wondered how likely you are to get scammed although you are being careful?
Are You Susceptible To Getting Scammed Online?
A study done by Monica Witty of the University of Leicester examined specific psychological characteristics and the likelihood of getting scammed online. The control group composed of approximately 11,000 people from the UK. They were tasked to complete an online survey. Around 10,000 participants said that they were not victims of scams. 728 said that they were scammed once, and 329 said that they had been victims of online scamming repeatedly. Lastly, 200 of the 11,000 participants reported that they had been victims of romance scams.