Have you ever been tempted to send money overseas to a person who has romanced you online?
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning people of the risks associated with online dating and sending money across the sea through its new National Scam Disruption Project.
They are working with the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce, including state and territory police and consumer affairs agencies, to alert at-risk individuals to the possibility of becoming a victim of fraud.
A wide range of resources have been developed to help people identify and protect themselves from these romance scammers. The resources include:
For more information and to check out the ACCC’s resources, go to the Scam Disruption Project page on the ACCC website.