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Dating and Romance

March 10, 2024

Scammers generally pretend to be a prospective partner by preying on people looking for a romantic companion. Australians lose millions of dollars annually as the result of Dating and Romance scams and the money sent is almost impossible to ever recover.

How it works

Interactions usually occur via online dating websites and now more commonly via social media or email. The scammers would typically create a fake profile but could often contain identities of real persons such as military personnel and the like and often indicate that they are currently working abroad.

What to look for

In some scenarios the scammer will work over several months to gain your interest and trust before asking for money for things such as medical expenses or a medical emergency. In addition to being asked to send money, you may be asked to receive and onforward money on their behalf which could then involve yourself in potential money laundering implications.

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