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Romance scams cost Australians 10s of millions

New figures from ScamWatch show that last year Australians lost more than $24 million to romance and dating scams.

In one case a Queensland widower was left destitute after being taken for almost $380,000 by a fake matchmaker.

ScamWatch is part of the consumer watchdog the ACCC and deputy chair Delia Rickards tells Mark the victims they know of are just the tip of the iceberg.

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