New figures show the extent of online scams

Detective Superintendent Brian Hay of the Queensland Police fraud and corporate crime group revealed figures outlining the extent of online scams.

“We have 10,000 Australians sending $10 million every month to Nigeria and Ghana and 70 per cent of those are romance fraud.”

“The average loss, on our last exercise, was $28,000 per person.”

The recovery rate of this money? Nil.

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