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… Romance baiting scams on the rise … Australians reported a record-breaking … conversation to an encrypted chat site. After a few weeks of developing a relationship, the scammer will begin asking … you met on an app and never give financial or personal details to someone you’ve only met online,” Ms Rickard said. …
Scamwatch is urging tech-savvy daters to be on the lookout for romance scammers this Valentine’s Day as data shows these scams are increasingly happening through social media and dating apps.

Scammers swindled nearly $4.7 million from Australian businesses in 2017 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting scams report – a 23 per cent increase compared to 2016.

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