Talk:Bride scam

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After reviewing "Advertising in Family" I think it would be very helpful to use their idea for critiscism of the current topic, in our case Bride scam, to provide a sociological analysis of the impact of Bride scam. In a global community things that happen in one country can have a major impact on another, and the distrust built through manipulations like a bride scam are something that should be looked at from a sociological standpoint. Further, I would like to delve deeper into the the national policies or lack there of, of the nations which allow such schemes to exist. Is this just a problem which can't be stopped because of the lack of internet control, or is there possible examples of governments taxing these organizations and allowing unsuspecting individuals to be cheated. Tfinnegan20 (talk) 03:06, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

To Do List[edit]

To upgrade the status of this article we will include the following: 1. Intro-- Here we will introduce the topic of Bride Scam

        -who is targeted
        -the size of the crime industry

2. History-- We will go further into the items discussed in the intro and introduce new material.

        -Subsection on Technological development and the impact this has had on the industry
        -Who has been the target, what portion of the worlds population of women have been involved
           -Including information on SES, nationality, etc.

3. Contemporary Development/Issues-- How the world is reacting to the current situation

        -Relationship to mail-order bride agency, 
        -law enforcement/governmental responses and policy

4. Major Incidents/Organizations(State/Governmental Involvement)- Involvement of governments in supporting bride scams.

        -Where relavent legitiment business involvement
        -Persons of particular relevance

5. Related Media/Books Tfinnegan20 (talk) 21:28, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Project Contributions[edit]

Intro and History will be done by Shalanda Bassett

Contempary Development/Issues and Major Incidents or State/Government involvment will be done by Tom Finnegan

Related Media/Books will be done by both group memebers.Shalandab (talk) 21:28, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

This sounds like a good plan to start, but what sources will you be using? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 15:39, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Preeeliminary review[edit]

Since I see a lot of work has been done over the past few days, here are few issues from a quick overview about issues that need to be addressed before GA (a more detailed review will follow within a few days).

  • per Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Lead section, lead should be a comprehensive summary (abstract) of the rest of the article, and should not contain new information. It does not seem to me like your lead is either.
  • references should have an url to the page of the article or book (on Google Books)

--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 18:06, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Plagiarism / copyvio issues[edit]

Please note that parts of the text here have been removed due to WP:COPYVIO issues. Details are here. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 18:52, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Romance scam[edit]

The content of bride scam and romance scam look very similar in scope with a huge amount of overlap. This looks to be one topic, not two. K7L (talk) 03:57, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Bride scam seems to be a very specific subtype of the romance scam (not all romance scams are bride scams, but all bride scams are romance scams). As such, I don't think the merger is needed, unless the notability of either is questioned and requires merger to be saved. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:50, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
I agree with Piotrus. Froid (talk) 12:20, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
I agree with Piotrus too. Bride scams are a subset of romance scams, targeting women as well as men via increasingly organised businesses. Whiteghost.ink (talk) 01:38, 6 December 2014 (UTC)