As part of my research project, I am interested in the process of joining groups of online financial fraudsters. This membership process is influenced by the behaviors and skills that financial fraudsters manifest in online communities to demonstrate their trustworthiness. Trust is central to my research project as it plays a key role in co-operation and maintaining ties within illicit online markets. Thus, based mainly on Gambetta's signalling theory, concrete manifestations of trust will be studied in an online forum in order to identify the signs and signals that influence the membership of financial fraudsters to an online community.
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