But instead of catching a great guy, Connie almost ended up on a scam artist's hook.Connie's personal posting on a popular site yielded a quick email from a purported career soldier stationed in Afghanistan.Where consent is provided, the ACCC provides Scamwatch reports to certain companies, to assist their scam prevention efforts.
Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions.
They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
, users are being warned to be vigilant while online, particularly as the fraudster's tactics are becoming more elaborate.
Action Fraud UK, the country's fraud and internet crime reporting centre, says it has been alerted to new methods used by dating fraudsters.
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