In 2017, data combined from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and other organisations reported that over $40 Million was lost by Australians to romance scammers.
Romance scammers (or ‘catfishing’) is where scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media.
These scammers pretend to be prospective companions playing on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
An extremely common and hugely under-reported crime, from Monday Hughesy and Kate will turn the table on the scammers and reveal how these individuals operate.
If you feel you have been scammed or know someone who is being scammed, visit scamwatch.gov.au.