Victoria Schwartz: How My Internet Love Became a Nightmare. Blanvalet Verlag (Paperback, Reportage & collected journalism, Society & culture)

How My Internet Love Became a Nightmare

The phenomenon of fake-profiles

Original Title: Wie meine Internet-Liebe zum Albtraum wurde

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 320 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-7645-0536-3
€ 12.99 [D] | € 13.40 [A] | CHF 18.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Blanvalet

Date of publication: October 19, 2015
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Victoria  Schwartz - How My Internet Love Became a Nightmare


A stirring account from a woman who fell victim to a fake lover on the Internet

It all began with a Twitter message. And when it came to an end, Victoria knew that she had been taken in by every trick in the Internet book. By a stranger who had insinuated himself into her life. Whom she had told everything. Who she felt attracted to. And who for months had been acting out a complicated virtual delusion. For this person created not just one false Internet identity but dozens – members of his family, friends, colleagues. He only had one objective – to conquer Victoria's heart.

She managed to expose her fake Internet lover's massive deception – and her report is as riveting as a thriller and is a new guidebook in our digital society. Victoria's message: "The Web is full of super people. Let's not leave it to the others!"

• "With How My Internet Love Became a Nightmare Victoria Schwartz has written about a new and dangerous Web phenomenon: faked identity. Increasingly more people are using an invented or stolen identity to insinuate their way into friendship or even love." Sascha Lobo

"A nonfiction book that reads like an autobiographical crime story. … What this author from Hamburg has experienced is beyond all imagination."

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