Summary: Australians lose millions of dollars to dating & romance scams every year. Make sure you know how to spot the social media scam. Visit scamwatch.gov.au to learn more about how to protect yourself from scams.
Published: 14 May 2017.
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(FRIEND REQUEST ACCEPTED)
SENDER A: Hello :) we seem to have some interests in common, want to chat?
SENDER B: OK.
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SENDER A: I can’t meet you my money is stuck in a legal problem my love.
Can you help?
SENDER B: I have some money saved, I’ll send it to you. Can’t wait to see you.
Did you get the money I sent?
TEXT: Australians lose millions of dollars to dating and romance scams every year.
GRAPHIC: Magnifying glass over happy face turning to evil face.
TEXT: Spot social media scams. www.scamwatch.gov.au