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Could relief on advice compliance save consumers?
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 2 APR 2020
... going to be trying to convince someone to use the new early release provisions. There'll be someone who constructs a scam around that and they'll be dealing with people who are desperate and that's such an awful position to be in," Heffron ...
Whistleblowers rewarded US $570k
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 26 MAR 2020
... same activity that resulted in Jordan Belfort being investigated by the SEC. Though in Belfort's case, he was running a scam through a high-pressure call centre.
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 ...
Accountant convicted in fee no service scam
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 9 MAR 2020
A Melbourne-based accountant has been sentenced in the County Court of Victoria after pleading guilty to two charges of making false or misleading statements. The court found Jason Cullen, an accountant employed by an accounting and financial advisory ...
Millions up in smoke in cannabis scam
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 JAN 2020
Investors promised great returns through a marijuana company have lost it all, as it's alleged the owner - a US film producer - spent the money on a yacht and several luxury cars. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against Guy ...
ATO issue SMSF scam warning
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 10 DEC 2019
The Australian Tax Office has issued a warning against promoters of illegal self-managed superannuation schemes. The ATO is reminding consumers that SMSF schemes promising to allow you to withdraw super early can be illegal. "You can only access your ...
Pensioners lose decades of savings in 24 hours
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 14 NOV 2019
New analysis out of the UK has found that the average amount pension scam victims lost in 2018 amounts to 22 years of savings. As part of a campaign called ScamSmart, the UK Financial Conduct Authority and The Pensions Regulator have revealed £82,000 ...
US reaches $1bn settlement over 1MDB scam
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 NOV 2019
The US Department of Justice has reached a settlement in its case against assets acquired by Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, and his family. Jho Low allegedly misappropriated funds from Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad ...
NAB launches team for vulnerable customers
KRISTI CHENG  |  TUESDAY, 17 SEP 2019
... vulnerability. Called the NAB Customer Support Hub, its aim is to help detect the early stages of financial hardship, such as scam, fraud, domestic and family violence, elder abuse, low financial literacy and gambling addiction, NAB said. "We want to ...
Financial scams smash Australia
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 2 JUL 2019
... consulting giant's inaugural Global Banking Fraud survey found Australia suffered a disproportionately high volume of financial scam attempts in 2018, with around half a billion dollars lost. The survey questioned banking fraud risk, investigations and ...
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