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The author said writing and research helped her own recovery, and she was now in the process of developing workshops that could help others recover from their victimisation."The people who have been targeted, they are very shy to come forward and talk about this issue, and I understand it because there is a lot of shame involved," Ms Juusola said."But I urge people to talk about this issue."Ms Juusola will be giving an author talk at Hervey Bay Library on Friday at 10am. Your reactions to the “Bad Boys & Addictions” article was swift and enthusiastic.
She asked her son in London to look into it and he quickly confirmed her suspicions. "I researched pornography, prostitution and violence against women," she said.
Her resulting book is Love on the line: How to recover from romance scams with dignity and without victimisation."In the end I decided that this is a such a huge and important issue that I'd better write a book, because I am not ashamed of what happened," she said.
Ms Juusola said when she began to critically analyse how romance scams worked, she was surprised to find parallels with her past research into pornography.
"Inevitably, the fraudster will spin a tall tale about why they suddenly need your financial help, ranging from medical emergencies to failed business ventures to needing to rebook flights to visit you," Ms Rickard said.
"Once victims realise that their admirer is actually a criminal, the emotional consequences can be devastating."Ms Juusola said in order to recover from her own ordeal, she decided to research romance scams online and write about her own experience.