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Scammers are using new online platforms to take advantage of their victims, with dating and romance scams making up one fifth of losses amounting to millions of dollars, across all scams reported to the ACCC’s Scamwatch service in 2019.

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Scammers fleeced an average of nearly $6500 from Indigenous Australians in 2017, a 14% increase on 2016, with total losses to scams around $1.7 million – with the most losses incurred by Indigenous victims of dating and romance scams.

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Friday, 14 October 2016 11:38

Get Hinged in Sydney

Hinge, a dating app developed in the US and widely reported as a “Tinder” killer has been re-launched in Australia this week.

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