The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have advised that dating and romance scams remain a significant concern, with 2,620 Australians reporting losses of almost $23 million via these scams in 2015.
This is a timely reminder ahead of Valentine’s Day and the ACCC is warning the dating community to watch out for requests for financial help from scammers posing as online suitors.
Disclaimer: Whilst all care has been taken in compiling the information, the information should not be relied upon as substitute for professional advice where necessary. Rural Bank Limited accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information and disclaims all liability in relation to any loss or damage suffered by the use of or reliance upon any information contained herein or in any attachment or annexure hereto by any person. Rural Bank Limited ABN 74 083 938 416 AFSL 238042.