Most of the dating and romance scams are being run out of Nigeria and Malaysia, while it is believed most investment scams are being run from Asia."There have been occasions where they've been operated from Australia but on the whole they seem to be based overseas," Ms Rickard said.
Both were after a serious relationship and looking for a warm and loving partner.
Jessica and Martin struck up a close relationship and exchanged regular emails and many phone calls.
Martin came across as sensitive and caring and often listened to her problems.
He showed an interest in her life including her business affairs.
He liked to call just to tell her he missed her and would love to meet up.