Scammers are using new online platforms and gaming apps to take advantage of their victims, with romance scams now making up one fifth of scam losses.
Australians reported almost 4,000 dating and romance scams last year, with losses of more than $28.6 million.
ACCC Deputy Chairperson Delia Rickard discusses the issue with Jennie Lenman in this podcast and provides some tips for those who may be falling prey to a scammer.
For help, contact CBS on 131 882 or visit the Scam Watch website.
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