Keanu Reeves Is Not In Love With You: The Murky World of Online Romance Fraud (Paperback)
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Keanu Reeves Is Not In Love With You: The Murky World of Online Romance Fraud (Paperback)

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Published: 25/01/2024
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Both laugh-out-loud funny and darkly disturbing - often on the same page - Holmes' deep dive into the world of online romance fraud reveals the methods scammers use to cheat their unsuspecting victims out of huge sums of money.

Online romance fraud is a problem across the globe. It causes financial and emotional devastation, yet many people refuse to take it seriously. This is the story of one middle-aged woman in a cardigan determined to understand this growing phenomenon.

No other woman has had so many online romances – from Keanu Reeves to Brad Pitt to Prince William – and Becky Holmes is a favourite among peacekeeping soldiers and oil rig workers who desperately need iTunes vouchers. By winding up scammers and investigating the truth behind their profiles, Becky shines a revealing, revolting and hilarious light on a very shady corner of the internet.

Featuring first-hand accounts of victims, examples of scripts used by fraudsters, a look into the psychology of fraud and of course plenty of Becky’s hysterical interactions with scammers, this is a must-read for anyone who needs a reminder that Keanu Reeves is NOT in love with them.

Publisher: Unbound
ISBN: 9781789651638
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘I knew Keanu Reeves Is Not in Love With You by Becky Holmes would be hilarious because I’ve been following her interactions with romance scammers on Twitter for a while. What I wasn’t prepared for was that it would also be eye opening and sometimes heartbreaking. A fabulous and – dare I say it – important read’ Jane Fallon, bestselling author of Worst Idea Ever ‘Fabulous. I read this in a single weekend and I didn’t want it to end. Scammers, con-artists, catfishers – you have met your match. At last the web-bastards get their just deserts’ Jeremy Vine, TV and radio broadcaster ‘This book is a total blast! Vitally informative and extremely funny, it had me gripped like a very fine thriller’ Peter James, bestselling author ‘An extraordinary book, where a solid comic concept transforms into a thoughtful examination of the scammers and the scammed and how our need for love can be exploited. I thought I was getting a book I could laugh at on the toilet, but was instead forced to examine the human condition and my own frailties. What a scam!’ Richard Herring, comedian and writer ‘I knew this book was going to be really funny, but I hadn’t expected it to also be such a thoughtful and disturbing examination of the sad, seedy and scary world of online romance scammers. Becky’s a brave woman, taking on these pests so we don’t have to’ Charlie Higson, author and comedian ‘A funny, sweary, absurd delight that knows just when to take the subject seriously too. I loved it’ Dave Gorman, comedian and presenter ‘A hilarious and timely guide on how to fend off online scammers from someone prepared to take them on at their own game and deliver some richly deserved justice’ Simon Kernick, thriller writer ‘A brilliant read. Moves effortlessly between hilarious and informative and back again’ Ed Byrne, comedian and actor ‘Clever, pertinent and very, very funny ... Striking journalism’ Daniel Finkelstein, columnist for The Times 'Astonishing' Daily Mail 'Eye opening' Good Housekeeping 'A revealing, revolting look into the world of romance fraud . . . Entertaining . . . Holmes writes in the sort of jolly, happily vulgar register popularised by Caitlin Moran' Daily Telegraph 'Her prose radiates empathy . . . Holmes's charming grasp of romance fraud is undeniable' Washington Post 'Equal parts riotous and enlightening, this peek behind the digital curtain underlines the dangers and delights of the Information Age' Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

The Future of the Self: Joanna Nadin in Conversation with Becky Holmes

The Future of the Self: Joanna Nadin in Conversation with Becky Holmes

London - Trafalgar Square
Monday 15th July 19:00 - 21:00

Join us for an evening with Joanna Nadin in conversation with Becky Holmes, in celebrating the release of the newest volume in The Future Series: The Future of the Self, to navigate the minefield of self identity and exploration.

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“Deserves to be a bestseller”

What an absolutely brilliant book. A deep-dive into male romance scammers. I learnt so much! And there are so many crossovers between the workings of romance scammers and domestic abusers, it's really... More

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“Really engaging”

I rarely read non fiction but I’ve seen quite a few of Becky’s posts on social media so was really interested in reading this, she has a really approachable writing style which made a huge impact on my enjoyment of... More

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“A must read”

Becky Holmes has written an invaluable book designed to make us all aware of the potential pitfalls of being befriended online! 10/10 easy to read no technical jargon good explanations, real life examples and written... More

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