Is your patient a victim of an online love scam?

Elderly women are most at risk, but GPs can help by making sure patients get the right advice, says Dr Ian Taylor

Online dating and romance scams are becoming increasingly common thanks to the popularity of dating sites and social media. Victims of these scams are often left emotionally and financially devastated, with family members sometimes begging their GPs to step in.

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We spoke with Dr Ian Taylor, chairman of the Midwest GP Network in Geraldton, WA, which has decided to offer local doctors support and education on how they can help.  

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