A web of great pretenders

31 March 2015 - 02:00 By Wendy Knowler

The internet has made life a lot easier for most of us, but it has also enabled fraudsters to pose as a person or a company in order to con people into transferring money into their bank accounts. Just as middle-aged paedophiles groom their young victims by pretending to be someone much younger and much less sinister, so fraudsters create fake personas and websites to dupe their victims.

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