Essay on Users, Losers and Scammers: How to Spot a Predator

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We have all watched television shows, we have heard the warnings, and have read numerous articles that expose internet predators and pedophiles. Most of us are aware of the dangers surrounding children and teenagers as they navigate the internet’s virtual world. There is no shortage of predators online. Chris Hanson has a very popular show called To Catch a Predator that has helped bring awareness to the public of this heinous crime against children, and while this is extremely important to know and prevent, there is another large segment of society that is at risk too. This paper will focus on this “other” population.

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Woman who have reached a point in their lives where they are both emotionally and financially stable. They usually own their home; they have good credit, possibly a retirement fund and secure employment. If they have children, these children are usually grown and living away from home. The women find themselves at a time in their lives where their familial responsibilities are complete and they wish to have a loving companion and intimate partner to share their lives. These are the women who are in danger.

The need for love and affection is a biological need in human beings. Psychologist Abraham Maslow introduced us to this concept in 1943. In his paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” and subsequent book Motivation and Personality, he suggests that “people are motivated to fulfill basic needs before moving on to other, more advanced needs”. This information is presented as a pyramid of five (5) levels. The first level of the pyramid is our physiological needs. These are the needs that are basic to survival. They include water, food, sleep and air. On the next level are our security and safety needs. While also important for survival they are not as demanding as the physiological needs. Safe neighborhoods, shelter from the environment, and a desire for employment are some examples. On the third level are our social needs. Our

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