BLUFThe startling figure is an 80 per cent increase from 2021, according to the ‘Targeting Scams’ report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
This article, by ABC-Australia’s specialist reporting team, makes the following points:
- The report compiled data from more than 500,000 reported scams from agencies such as Scamwatch.
- Most people lost money to fake investment scams, which accounted for about half the money lost.
- Many victims do not report losses, so the amount of money is probably higher than that reported.
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References from the Web:
- APR 2023 Australians lost more than $3bn to scammers in 2022. Here are 5 emerging scams to look out for—The Conversation
- APR 2023 ACCC calls for united front as scammers steal over $3bn from Australians--Scamwatch
- Article Source: https://www.abc.net.au/
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