In the past two months, 17 people in Geraldton have sent about $1 million to fraudsters - ABC News

In the past two months, 17 people in Geraldton have sent about $1 million to fraudsters in west Africa.

Police says they are sophisticated crimes that can have a crippling impact on lives.

WA Police and the Department of Commerce hosted a forum in Geraldton on Wednesday evening to raise awareness of the issue.

The department's Danni Bloomfield says it is the first time an event of its kind has been held in regional WA.

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