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Crackdown on ERS scams continues
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 18 JAN 2021
... rose 23% in 2020, with a rise in investment scams and government impersonation scams. Scamwatch said it received over 5170 scam reports mentioning COVID-19 with over $6.28 million in reported losses since the outbreak of the pandemic. A spokesperson ...
IFM impersonated in scam
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 14 JAN 2021
IFM Investors has become the subject of an email scam as it also battles claims it overvalued certain assets. IFM said the email, purporting to be from the company, has been sent to members of the public requesting them to fill out an application form ...
Investment scams most profitable
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 15 DEC 2020
... date around $58 million has been lost to investment scams, with 6669 reports made to the ACCC. The second most profitable scam was around dating and romance with losses of $34.3 million, followed by threats to life/arrest ($10.8 million) and false billing ...
Serious financial crime drops significantly
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 26 NOV 2020
The abundance of serious financial crime has dropped significantly from last year, according to AUSTRAC's Fintel Alliance operations report. In FY2018/19 15% of the group's operations were in relation to serious financial crime, with the FY2019/20 year ...
Federal Court freezes investment scam, winds up SMSF operator
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 27 OCT 2020
The Federal Court has frozen the funds of a suspected investment scammer and ordered the winding up of two unlicensed financial services businesses, upon referral from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The Federal Court has ...
Man arrested over investment scam
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 16 OCT 2020
... investigation by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has culminated in an arrest over a suspected investment scam. The 42-year-old Melbourne man was arrested following a joint investigation by ASIC and Victoria Police E-Crime Squad which ...
CSIRO contractor in crypto scam
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 21 SEP 2020
A CSIRO contractor has been sentenced over fraudulent behaviour after he used the organisation's servers and supercomputers to carry out cryptocurrency mining. He was caught out after the CSIRO noticed serious impairment of its computing infrastructure ...
ASIC bans crypto scammer
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 4 SEP 2020
ASIC has banned a former national representative of a cryptocurrency investment scheme from financial services for seven years, after it was found he engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct. New South Wales based John Louis Anthony Bigatton has copped ...
Fake pastor herds believers into Ponzi scheme
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 31 AUG 2020
A man claiming to be a pastor in the US has been charged over a Ponzi scheme that targeted African immigrants, particularly those of faith. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged two companies based in Maryland for the scheme that allegedly ...
Facebook, Google face crypto class action
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 AUG 2020
Sydney-based law firm JPB Liberty has filed a class action against Facebook and Google for the losses suffered by Australian cryptocurrency providers after their bans on cryptocurrency advertising. JPB Liberty is seeking damages for the losses the cryptocurrency ...
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