Scammers posing as Australian actor Alex O’Loughlin are preying on vulnerable female fans of the Hawaii Five-O star, with some victims losing tens of thousands of dollars to catfishing schemes.


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9news.com.au first revealed in February the case of a NSW woman who lost $35,000 to a catfisher who claimed to be O’Loughlin.

Since then, 9news.com.au has been contacted by several O’Loughlin fans who said they believed they were in love with O’Loughlin, only to be left gutted after finding out they had been catfished.

One of those women is Jane, who asked for her surname to be withheld, from Wollongong, south of Sydney.

For more than two years – from May 2021 until last month in September – Jane thought she was in a relationship with O’Loughlin and that they were going to get married.

In order to convince her that they were legitimate, Jane’s scammer deepfaked video calls and sent her mocked-up photos of a passport, driver’s licence and divorce certificate – all purportedly belonging to O’Loughlin. 

Over the two-year period, the scammer wiped out Jane’s entire life savings of $45,000.

“It’s broken me. I’ve had to move back in with my parents because I couldn’t afford to pay the rent,” Jane, who works as a cleaner, said.

9news.com.au does not suggest O’Loughlin, who is based in Hawaii, has any connection in any way to Jane’s scammer, or any of the others. Instead his identification has been illegally used to trick others.

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