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  • Identity Theft

    05 Nov 2014

    The true value of identity theft in Australia

    The Attorney Generals Department released the Identity crime and Misuse in Australia Key finding from the National Identity Crime and Misuse Measurement Framework Pilot.

    The report found that identity crime is one of the most common crime types in Australia, affecting between 750,000 and 900,000 Australians each year.

  • Protect your personal information

    27 Jun 2014

    Protect your personal information

    Did you lock your front door today? Protecting your personal information is just as important. So do you know what you need to protect and how?

    Check out the video at and make protecting your personal information part of your day.

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    22 May 2014

    Trends & issues

    Online fraud occurs when an individual or a business responds in some manner to an unsolicited invitation received via the internet and suffers financial or other detrimental effects as a result.

    This paper explores the challenges of responding to online fraud victimisation in Australia and describes some of the specific support services that have recently emerged to support victims of this crime.

  • Stevie’s Scam School campaign 2014

    01 May 2014

    Stevie’s Scam School campaign 2014

    Australians lost more than $93 million to scams in 2012 - but the real figure is likely to be much higher, as many scams are not reported.

    Australians can get handy tips to avoid common scams by watching a fun, informative series of short videos called Stevie’s Scam School, developed by Consumer Affairs Victoria.

  • Like, Post, Share: Young Australians’ experience of social media research report

    02 Aug 2013

    We like, we post, we share-the online lives of Young Australians

    The percentage of Australian 8 to 9 year olds who rate the internet as ‘very important’ in their lives has doubled since 2009, according to research released today by the ACMA. The Like, Post, Share: Young Australians’ experience of social media research report was launched today at the 2013 Cybersafety Summit.

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