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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 last year. According to the…

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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 Targeting Scams report released earlier…

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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, banks and payment platforms totalled…

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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 Scams report released today. The…

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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 impersonating defence personnel to con…

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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 compared to average losses in…

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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 apps to lure victims into…

Brokerage company Arum Trade – a gang of crooks from offshore

Brokerage company Arum Trade – a gang of crooks from offshore

Mining farm, stock markets and other tales of scammers from Finmac Group

Mining farm, stock markets and other tales of scammers from Finmac Group

SHA-256.io dummy project – investment in pseudo mining

SHA-256.io dummy project – investment in pseudo mining