In 2013, Australians lost about $90 million to internet romance scammers. Detective Superintendent Brian Hay from the Queensland Police Service says “the impact of internet romance scams on the Australian economy is mind boggling.”
Statistics show that about 75% of those caught up in online romance scams don’t believe they got ripped off. The Queensland Police Service has teamed up with is Griffith University to find new ways to help Australians understand that the glimmer of romantic hope they see is nothing more than internet love fraud.
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