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Half of all Australians have been victims of tech abuse, landmark study reveals

Lin* doesn’t answer phone calls from unknown numbers. Ever.

  • Gemma Breen
  • ABC

It’s been this way ever since a man she briefly dated 10 years ago began inundating her with threats and abuse online and over the phone.

“He was very nice, but he wasn’t my usual type,” said Lin, who had met her abuser via an online dating site.

However, in the three months and seven dates they went on together, she started to notice some red flags.

“He would say that all of his exes were psychopaths,” she said.

“I told him I had no…

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