WEIRD NEWS
08/21/2012 10:53 am ET

Online Dating Scams Involved In Nearly Two-Thirds Of New Zealand Cyber-Fraud Cases

Are the people of New Zealand too desperate for love?

It seems so, considering that two-thirds of all cyber-fraud monetary losses in the New Zealand islands involve romance and dating scams. The total sum of the frauds amounts to less than a million New Zealand dollars (around $800k in U.S. dollars), but that's a lot to lose over a missed connection.

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