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Parliament to open briefing into banks’ responsibilities to identify ‘hallmarks’ of scams following Tinder con

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Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee has unanimously agreed to open a briefing into the responsibility of banks in identifying the “hallmarks” of scams, after a Tinder fraud conned women out of millions of dollars.

Stuff revealed at least two New Zealand women, Joanne and Donna – not their real names – have each been tricked into giving more than $500,000 by men they met through the online dating app in near-identical cons.

Police say millions of dollars a year are being swindled from women in romance scams, believed to be run by organised criminal groups based offshore.

On Wednesday, Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee discussed Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick’s request for a briefing on banks’ processes and consumer protections for scams, referencing the “egregious case” of the Tinder-swindler scam.

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