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WISE UP TO SCAMS

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16 - 20 May was Fraud Week, this year we asked everyone to Wise Up to Scams.  Did you know at least $229 million was reported to government as lost to scams in 2015 with older Australians losing the most money to investment and romance scams. Wise up to scams

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Media

FakeTelstraBill Fake Telstra bill email - Ch 9 News (12/09/2016) More...

Scams in the media

Fake Pokemon Go app contains Malware (link thanks to StaySmartOnline) - Proofpoint

Microsoft and Adobe address security flaws in update - Stay Smart Online

Con-artists widen impersonation act to target fraud victims - BBC News

Watch out for scam surveys and fake gift card offers - ACCC

Reports

Personal Fraud 2014-15 - Australian Bureau of Statistics

A rising proportion of Australians experienced personal fraud. This included scam fraud where just over half of the Australian population aged 15 and over were exposed to at least one scam. 

2015 Scam review report (PDF)

This report analyses the losses and number of victims of scams and consumer fraud in WA. The data comes from two sources: Consumer Protection’s WA ScamNet service and Project Sunbird.

Resources

Help for victims of fraud factsheet (PDF)

Email scam examples