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Catfishing: Psychologists lifts the lid on warped head of on line dating scammers

CATFISHING hit the news headlines once again yesterday as twisted nursing assistant Adele Rennie had been jailed for a moment time for the sinister crime that is online.

The 28-year-old, of Kilmarnock, was initially locked up in 2017 her target women while posing as a hunky male doctor after she admitted a string of offences which saw.

However the ‘Hell’s Angel’ had been right straight straight back at it once again simply days after hitting theaters from jail — this time around pretending to become a dishy male lawyer into the dating scam.

Exactly what drives individuals to commit the electronic age criminal activity?

Dr Chris Hand, a lecturer in psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University, stated those who catfish tend to get extremely from the triad that is dark — which prices people’s narcissism, psychopathic tendencies and pleasure in manipulating people.

He stated: “A large amount of offenders whom commit fraudulence or self- confidence crimes, of which catfishing is the one, tend to score quite extremely during these proportions.

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“You really find quite high ratings in the population that is normal the fact the individual in this instance had been a seemingly typical, mundane person in people is scarily maybe not that astonishing.

“There are individuals who score high who access it with life quite cheerfully but regrettably this individual has acted criminally, and much more than once.”

The anonymous nature associated with the internet allows catfishers be whoever they need. Continue reading