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Super scammers pose as authorities
HARRISON WORLEY  |  FRIDAY, 27 MAR 2020
The scattergun approach of fraudsters looking to cash in on the early release of unaware Aussie's super has backfired, with one scammer copping an earful from a financial planner he tried to swindle. Fraudsters are posing as agents from superannuation ...
Super funds raise scam concerns
HARRISON WORLEY  |  THURSDAY, 26 MAR 2020
Fraudsters have wasted no time in using the government's new early release of super initiative as an opportunity to swipe the retirement savings of unsuspecting Australians. Intrust Super has warned its members of the risk they will be targeted ...
Ponzi scheme rakes in almost $1.5bn
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 28 JAN 2020
... pitch to investors seemed new and innovative, their alleged fraud was "old and simple". "This case is a reminder that fraudsters often try to lure investors by associating themselves with trendy technologies," Michael said. In addition to the SEC's charges ...
Financial scams smash Australia
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 2 JUL 2019
... 2018, and found cyber related fraud to be a particular concern. Specifically, banks are concerned with attempts by fraudsters to gain customer data through social engineering attacks which coerce customers to reveal private information. KPMG global fraud ...
Crypto scams bite UK
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 21 MAY 2019
... average victims were scammed out of more than £14,000 from crypto and forex scams over 2018/19. The agencies said fraudsters were targeting citizens through social media, promoting "get rich quick", online trading platforms which often feature ...
Cyber training is advice value-add: AUSTRAC
DARREN SNYDER  |  THURSDAY, 12 OCT 2017
... be family member or relative," Saxena said. He believes superannuation is one area ready to be highly targeted by fraudsters and hackers. The chief risk officer also detailed how people with multiple accounts with multiple energy providers, telcos and ...
Education key in combatting elder financial abuse
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 6 JUN 2017
... this year, the ATO has registered over 17,067 scam reports. Of these, 113 Australians handed over $1.5 million to fraudsters with about 2500 providing some form of personal information, including tax file numbers." Anderson said scammers locate genuine ...
Expert issues cyber-attack warning
MARK SMITH  |  MONDAY, 25 MAY 2015
... takeover and identity fraud," she said. "Faster movement of funds means less time to investigate suspicious activity." Fraudsters are using the US and UK infrastructure to move payments quickly through multiple accounts to avoid detection. Australian ...
Crime survey finds fraud rife in Australia
PETRINA BERRY, AAP  |  THURSDAY, 5 JUN 2014
... external crime, including cyber attacks and theft, in the past two years compared to 47 per cent two years ago. Internal fraudsters were increasingly from middle management - 65 per cent in 2014, compared to 45 per cent in 2012 - and aged between 31 ...
ASIC charges against new wave of boiler room scams
ELISE BURGESS  |  MONDAY, 6 FEB 2012
... involving the purchase of shares or investment in index funds or currency trading schemes. Once an investment is made, the fraudsters provide access to a website that shows projected returns however those returns are completely fraudulent. The court ...
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