Pig butchering scam targeting Australians as AFP warns lonely hearts to be wary this Valentine’s Day
Source: Australian Federal Police.
Startling statistics reveal that Australians lost up to $4,500 every hour to romance scammers in 2022 and up to $3,800 in 2023. Acting Assistant Commissioner Chris Goldsmid is releasing disturbing details from a seized ‘pig butchering scam’ manual. The manual outlines the manipulative methods scammers use to groom victims over months or years – lavishing them with attention before manipulating them into “investing” in fake platforms and handing over increasingly large sums. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, the AFP warns of these sophisticated scams targeting vulnerable people. Discover the deceptive tactics employed and learn how to protect yourself and others from these expensive deceptions.