Dating and romance scammers target victims by creating fake profiles on legitimate dating websites. They play on your emotions to get you to provide money or personal details. Thousands of Australians lose money to dating scams every year and many victims report serious emotional harm.
The ACCC has launched guidelines to help dating websites protect their users from scams. The guidelines were developed by a working group chaired by the ACCC and comprising of representatives from a number of dating websites.