If you've lost money to a scam or given out your personal details to a scammer, you're unlikely to get your money back. However there are steps you can take straight away to limit the damage and protect yourself from further loss. Contact people you know Contact your financial institution Recover your stolen identity Report scams to the authorities Get help from Australian agencies Report scams to Facebook services Change your online passwords Contact your local consumer protection agency Contact a counselling or support service More information. You should warn your friends and family about scams. If you've sent money or shared your banking details with a scammer, contact your financial institution immediately.
20% rise in bank fraud linked to online dating scams during lockdown
20% rise in bank fraud linked to online dating scams during lockdown | The Independent
What You Need to Know About Online Dating Scams and How to Avoid Them
Citi is committed to providing a secure banking environment to all customers. Find out below how we protect you, how you can protect yourself, as well as some useful information on the latest scams. New scams relating to COVID are on the rise as cyber criminals look to exploit our vulnerabilities during these unprecedented times. Citi is encouraging everyone to remain extra alert and cautious during this time.
I am a widow and after just over two years my friends told me to try internet dating. As I was in my 40's I thought I would join a site for over plus dating which you pay a subscription for and I thought would be safe. I started chatting to a guy who said he was english born but his father was american. He was working for the united nations as an orthapedic surgeon which I thought was a bit of a story but I went along with it. We were chatting for a few weeks and he suggested going onto messenger as it would save money on subscriptions.