Love scam

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 told AAP the majority of money being sent to internet scammers operating out of Africa went via dating sites.

“Romance fraud is number one,” Det Supt Hay said.


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