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Maria Exposto recently walked free after facing a death sentence in Malaysia for unwittingly becoming a drug mule from a fraudulent online relationship. EPA/Kejuma Esbi

A handsome soldier with a ‘medical bill’: how romance scammers make you fall in love with them

Romance scammers are clever, well organised and have a number of tried techniques which make them highly successful. But there are ways you can avoid being scammed by a one-sided romance.
Don’t end up like this person. fizkes/Shutterstock.com

How cryptocurrency scams work

Cryptocurrency fraudsters have swindled their victims out of hundreds of millions – even billions – of dollars. What do they do to earn people's trust and then take their money?
Romance fraudsters trap their victims using use similar techniques to those seen in domestic violence cases. Shutterstock/Ogovorka

The abuse tactics fraudsters use to break the hearts and wallets of those looking online for love

Why do people continue to send money when caught in any online romance scam? Researchers are now finding the techniques these fraudsters use are similar to those in domestic violence cases.

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