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The electronic Spanish prisoner: romance frauds on the internet

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The electronic Spanish prisoner : romance frauds on the internet. / Gillespie, Alisdair Allan.

In: Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 81, No. 3, 30.06.2017, p. 217-231.

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Gillespie, Alisdair Allan. / The electronic Spanish prisoner : romance frauds on the internet. In: Journal of Criminal Law. 2017 ; Vol. 81, No. 3. pp. 217-231.

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