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Scamwatch has received over 6120 scam reports mentioning the coronavirus with more than $8 400 000 in reported losses since the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). 
Australians reported a record-breaking $37 million lost to Scamwatch last year for dating and romance scams. Total losses are expected to be much higher and scammers are now using dating apps to lure victims into investment scams.

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