Dating scam scenarios

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In fact, you probably know at least one couple who met online.However, the rise in popularity of online dating has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of romance scams taking place.There are several common scenarios that victims may encounter.This page attempts to list as many of them as possible in order to keep the public abreast of prevalent scam trends, and to appeal for information that will help us in investigations. Fake Profiles with Fake Photos It is the most common form of scam.

Scammers steal the pictures and posed them as their profile pictures.A huge .5 million of those losses came from dating and romance scams, with fake trader scams, and other buying and selling scams rounding out the three most reported categories.Social media scams caught out Australians of all ages.Users aged 55 years and over lost the most per user – almost ,000 on average – compared to around

Scammers steal the pictures and posed them as their profile pictures.

A huge $7.5 million of those losses came from dating and romance scams, with fake trader scams, and other buying and selling scams rounding out the three most reported categories.

Social media scams caught out Australians of all ages.

Users aged 55 years and over lost the most per user – almost $18,000 on average – compared to around $1,000 for users aged 18 – 24 years.

Females accounted for 62% of the $9.5 million total lost, with victims losing an average $8,956 (compared to $4,734 for men).

Or she may say her family faces the same problems and so requires money for the medical treatment. Orphanage Sponsorship The scammer may say there is an orphanage which requires some help in order to continue the operation. So she may ask you to send a check to a friend of her. Passport/Visa Fees The scammer may say it is difficult to obtain a travel passport or visa in her home country so that extra fees or bribes are required.

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Scammers steal the pictures and posed them as their profile pictures.A huge $7.5 million of those losses came from dating and romance scams, with fake trader scams, and other buying and selling scams rounding out the three most reported categories.Social media scams caught out Australians of all ages.Users aged 55 years and over lost the most per user – almost $18,000 on average – compared to around $1,000 for users aged 18 – 24 years.Females accounted for 62% of the $9.5 million total lost, with victims losing an average $8,956 (compared to $4,734 for men).Or she may say her family faces the same problems and so requires money for the medical treatment. Orphanage Sponsorship The scammer may say there is an orphanage which requires some help in order to continue the operation. So she may ask you to send a check to a friend of her. Passport/Visa Fees The scammer may say it is difficult to obtain a travel passport or visa in her home country so that extra fees or bribes are required.

,000 for users aged 18 – 24 years.Females accounted for 62% of the .5 million total lost, with victims losing an average ,956 (compared to ,734 for men).Or she may say her family faces the same problems and so requires money for the medical treatment. Orphanage Sponsorship The scammer may say there is an orphanage which requires some help in order to continue the operation. So she may ask you to send a check to a friend of her. Passport/Visa Fees The scammer may say it is difficult to obtain a travel passport or visa in her home country so that extra fees or bribes are required.

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