Masters athletics is a class of the sport of athletics for veteran athletes in the events of track and field, road running and cross country running.
The competitions feature five-year age groups beginning at age 35.
The scam usually ends when the victim realizes they are being scammed or stops sending money.
Victims can be highly traumatized by this and are often very embarrassed and ashamed when they learn they have become a victim of a scam and that the romance was a farce.
The athletics meeting forms the backbone of the modern Summer Olympics, and other leading international meetings include the IAAF World Championships and World Indoor Championships.
Athletes with a physical disability compete at the Summer Paralympics and the IPC Athletics World Championships.
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The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking.
The fraud typically involves the scammer acting as if they've quickly fallen for the victim so that when they have the opportunity to ask for money, the victim at that time has become too emotionally involved, and will have deep feelings of guilt if they decline the request for money from the scammer.
Australians are delivering millions of dollars into the hands of scammers each year in the hope of romance and love, but many incidents are going unreported.
It is big organised crime [and] most of the scammers are based overseas," she said.
Ms Rickard said scam groups were operating on many sites, including Facebook, dating sites and sites targeting different religious and ethnic groups, to groom potential victims and gain their trust.