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Australians with disability lose record amount to scammers

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Australians who are older or have disability reported record losses in 2018 according to the ACCC’s annual Targeting Scams report released this week.

ACCC deputy chair Delia Rickard said scammers will scour dating sites and social media for older Australians who have recently divorced or lost a long term partner, taking advantage of those who are inexperienced with these sites and may be in a vulnerable emotional state.

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Source:
Lizzie Hunter, 2019, Freedom2Live (https://www.freedom2live.com.au/)

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