Included with the email was a copy of her passport, showing her name, address and photograph.Despite his concerns, in February Dave went to his Mount Gambier bank branch to make a transfer of 0 to Aleksandra but he was stopped by a bank employee who told him bluntly she believed he was being scammed.

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We therefore make sure that each lady is real and single.

This is done on account of the large number of scammers operating on online dating sites; they create fake profiles and communicate with men in order to coax money out of them. Once they spot suspicious users, they immediately suspend or block them.

Just in the month of January, Scamwatch data revealed Australians lost an astonishing $1.8 million to dating and romance scams.

Ms Rickard said it was important for people who had been duped by such a scam to both report it and tell their story."We know that when other victims hear victims telling their stories, that is when the penny starts to drop," she said."The more people stand up and talk about it, the better it is for other people."Do you think you may have been scammed?

When you meet them online, Russian ladies might seem a bit cold and indifferent.

In fact, they just need some time to get used to new people.

Her emails from a Gmail account arrived every two days and at first were full of the little details of her life, like walking in the park with her friends and hanging out for pizza.

She sent dozens of pictures of her eating cake, dressed in a bathrobe, lying chastely on the bed, always dressed in white.

It was December when the first plea for help with her travel arrangements arrived in Dave's inbox.

When Dave told his friends about his new girlfriend, they laughed and said: "mate, you're getting scammed" but Dave kept emailing and Aleksandra always knew the right thing to say to assuage his doubts.

"When he tried to call back, using the number she had emailed him, it was disconnected.