Category: fraud

Australia to post cyber crime fighters overseas

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) will place members within Interpol, Europol, and Pittsburgh’s National Centre of Cyber Training Alliance to help fight against cybercrime. The agency’s manager of Cyber Crime Operations, High Tech Crime Operations, commander Glen McEwan said the move follows Australia’s agreement to share certain information with international crime-fighting agencies to crack down […]

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New figures show the extent of online scams

Detective Superintendent Brian Hay of the Queensland Police fraud and corporate crime group revealed figures outlining the extent of online scams. “We have 10,000 Australians sending $10 million every month to Nigeria and Ghana and 70 per cent of those are romance fraud.” “The average loss, on our last exercise, was $28,000 per person.” The […]

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