Do you ever wonder why people fall for romance scams? Follow SBS News to join in the conversation and never miss the latest live updates. Importantly, the letters also do not include information on getting any money back, something that's becoming more difficult rather than easier. Accordingly, we used a classification of psychologically abusive tactics constructed by psychologists in the s to see if the nine major categories of abuse they identified could be applied to romance fraud.
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Australia, it seems, is a nation of hopeless romantics - and it's costing us big bucks. This is where thousands of Australians are sucked in each year, with romance scammers costing the country enough money that the ACCC has stepped in, launching a national Scam Disruption Project.