The first known white man in the area was George Wilson Evans who passed near the townsite in 1815.He named the area the Oxley Plains after his superior the surveyor-general.
They then attempt to request money from the victim.
Our study focused on why some individuals are more likely to become the victims of these scams than others.” Over 90 victims of dating scams took part in questionnaires relating to their personality, how they relate to other people, self-esteem and emotional intelligence; as well as their age and gender*.
Dr Martin Graff Sensitive and less emotionally intelligent people are more likely to be vulnerable to online dating scams.
That is the finding of a study by Dr Martin Graff of the University of South Wales presented today at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Nottingham.
This history has led the town to focus on and promote the values of pacifism and internationalism, which are at the centre of the annual Festival of Understanding.
Prior to European settlement the area was occupied by the Wiradjuri people.
Dr Graff said: “Perpetrators of dating scams simply set up false profiles on dating websites with the sole purpose of extracting money from their victims.
The scammer first grooms a victim by expressing love for them before outlining their desperate circumstances.
Only the ideally located Chives Riverside Cafe, situated down a short alleyway which runs off the High St mall, makes use of the town's scenic potential by placing its seating under the shade of a large tree by the river.