60 Minutes Australia – Catching an Online Dating Scammer
Apr29

60 Minutes Australia – Catching an Online Dating Scammer

Every month, Australians lose $10 million to online dating scammers who live in other countries and create fake profiles to woo them (see our special Romance Scam section). 60 Minutes Australia sought to capture one such scammer who moved from Nigeria to Malaysia to build a scam business. The following video gives an inside glimpse into how one Australian woman is caught up in a scam while undercover police seek to catch the scammer....

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Online Dating Scammers Profit $10 Million a Month in Australia
Oct31

Online Dating Scammers Profit $10 Million a Month in Australia

(October 31, 2011) An investigation by 60 Minutes Australia discovered that online daters in Australia are being taken for more than $10 million a month from online dating scammers based out of Nigeria. They spend hours wooing the unsuspecting person online then when they know the person has fallen in love with their persona, they create an “emergency” and ask for money. Tens of thousands of Australians fall for the trap....

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