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Computer takeover scams on the rise

Computer takeover scams on the rise

So far this year scammers have stolen more than $7.2 million from Australians by gaining access to home computers, an increase of 184 per cent compared to the same period
Culturally and linguistically diverse community lose $22 million to scams in 2020, reports from Indigenous Australians up by 25 per cent

Culturally and linguistically diverse community lose $22 million to scams in 2020, reports from Indigenous Australians up by 25 per cent

Last year scammers stole close to $34 million collectively from people who identified as culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), people with disability, and Indigenous Australians. Figures from the ACCC’s latest
Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $128 million in 2020

Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $128 million in 2020

Payment redirection scams were the most financially damaging scams for Australian businesses in 2020 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting Scams report. Combined losses reported to Scamwatch, other government agencies,
Scammers capitalise on pandemic as Australians lose record $851 million to scams

Scammers capitalise on pandemic as Australians lose record $851 million to scams

Australians lost over $851 million to scams in 2020, a record amount, as scammers took advantage of the pandemic to con unsuspecting people, according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting
Losses to car ad scams climbing

Losses to car ad scams climbing

Australians have already lost over $288,000 to vehicle scams in the first quarter of this year, more than all losses reported to Scamwatch in 2019, and scammers have now begun
Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $14 million

Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $14 million

Australian businesses reported over $14 million in losses to Scamwatch due to payment redirection scams last year, and average losses so far in 2021 are more than five times higher
Romance baiting scams on the rise

Romance baiting scams on the rise

Australians reported a record-breaking $37 million lost to Scamwatch last year for dating and romance scams. Total losses are expected to be much higher and scammers are now using dating
Current COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams | Scamwatch

Current COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams | Scamwatch

Scammers are using the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to take advantage of people across Australia. About COVID-19 scams Scamwatch has received over 5170 scam reports mentioning the coronavirus with over
11 Women Investigated For Offences under the New Payment Services Act 2019 (1)

11 Women Investigated For Offences under the New Payment Services Act 2019 (1)

11 Women Investigated For Offences under the New Payment Services Act 2019 (1) The Police are investigating eleven women, aged between 18 and 36, for carrying on payment service businesses
Watch out for online shopping scams this holiday season

Watch out for online shopping scams this holiday season

Losses to online shopping scams have increased 42 per cent this year, and Scamwatch is warning Australians to be careful when buying gifts this holiday season. Scamwatch has received over

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