Psychological techniques used by the scammers One of the devious psychological compliance techniques employed by scammers is referred to as the ‘foot in the door’ tactic (Freedman & Fraser, 1966).
Furthermore, scammers begin to request more and more financial assistance as the desperate nature of these circumstances apparently intensifies.
The foot in the door tactic predicts that we may be more likely to comply to the request for the larger amount of money only after we have agreed to sending the smaller amount first.
A further psychological technique employed by the scammer’s is explained by cognitive dissonance theory (Festinger & Carlsmith, 1959).
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