Australians sending away $10m a month to online scammers
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 30/08/2011 19:11
[AAP] Finding romance online could cost you more than a broken heart.
Well-schooled scammers are ripping off Australian lonely hearts at the rate of more than $190,000 a day, according to Detective Superintendent Brian Hay of the Queensland Police fraud and corporate crime group.
Det Supt Hay on Tuesday said the majority of money being sent to internet scammers operating out of Africa went via dating sites.