Opinion

How to avoid dating and romance scams but still be open to love

Karen Hardy
By Karen Hardy
Updated May 3 2022 - 2:17am, first published April 29 2022 - 7:30pm
Australians lost $56 million to romance scams in 2021 according to Scamwatch. Picture: Shutterstock

I have no idea why I downloaded a dating app again. I'd just finished watching The Tinder Swindler on Netflix and reading about a woman from New Zealand who'd fallen prey to a scammer who apparently had been targeting lonely women around the world for years.

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Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email: karen.hardy@canberratimes.com.au

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