In 2016, more than 31,000 Victorians reported that they had fallen victim to a scam!
Scammers have become increasingly sophisticated with their tactics and approaches, so it is very easy to become one of their victims.
Maria lost thousands of dollars in a romance scam. Watch her story, as she explains how to look for signs that things may not be as they seem.
You can watch more videos about people affected by scams here.
To see how Scam Savvy you are and for further information on protecting yourself against scams, head to the Consumer Affairs Victoria website and test your Scams knowledge today!
Remember, if you have any doubt, don’t!