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Just in the month of January, Scamwatch data revealed Australians lost an astonishing

Just in the month of January, Scamwatch data revealed Australians lost an astonishing $1.8 million to dating and romance scams.Ms Rickard said it was important for people who had been duped by such a scam to both report it and tell their story."We know that when other victims hear victims telling their stories, that is when the penny starts to drop," she said."The more people stand up and talk about it, the better it is for other people."Do you think you may have been scammed?She had emailed her phone number but told Dave he could not call her, saying "my phone doesn't accept international calls".Although she said she was 32 years old, the pictures she sent appeared to be of a much younger woman.

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Just in the month of January, Scamwatch data revealed Australians lost an astonishing $1.8 million to dating and romance scams.

Ms Rickard said it was important for people who had been duped by such a scam to both report it and tell their story."We know that when other victims hear victims telling their stories, that is when the penny starts to drop," she said."The more people stand up and talk about it, the better it is for other people."Do you think you may have been scammed?

She had emailed her phone number but told Dave he could not call her, saying "my phone doesn't accept international calls".

Although she said she was 32 years old, the pictures she sent appeared to be of a much younger woman.

It was December when the first plea for help with her travel arrangements arrived in Dave's inbox.

When Dave told his friends about his new girlfriend, they laughed and said: "mate, you're getting scammed" but Dave kept emailing and Aleksandra always knew the right thing to say to assuage his doubts.

Now, a study has revealed just what a typical scammer looks like - from their eye colour to their posture and even their political stance.

.8 million to dating and romance scams.Ms Rickard said it was important for people who had been duped by such a scam to both report it and tell their story."We know that when other victims hear victims telling their stories, that is when the penny starts to drop," she said."The more people stand up and talk about it, the better it is for other people."Do you think you may have been scammed?She had emailed her phone number but told Dave he could not call her, saying "my phone doesn't accept international calls".Although she said she was 32 years old, the pictures she sent appeared to be of a much younger woman.

She sent dozens of pictures of her eating cake, dressed in a bathrobe, lying chastely on the bed, always dressed in white.

Report a scam to Scamwatch or the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

*Names have been changed to protect identities En espaƱol She wrote him first. In the summer, when the trees leafed out, you couldn't even see the road or the neighbors. She'd grown up here, in a conservative pocket of Virginia. When it came to meeting new people, however, her choices were limited. The holidays were coming, and she didn't want to face them alone.

Selfies of women with low-cut vest tops were most commonly used, with female fraudsters describing themselves as a student, with no strong political leanings.

She is described as 5ft 6in, never married, and has a degree-level education.

'Her' name was Aleksandra and 'she' was young and pretty with a long, dark mane of hair and dark brown eyes.

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