Virtual Kidnappings

The NSW Police Force is urging the community to be on high alert for ‘virtual kidnapping’ scams, that continue to target international students across the state. Three incidents of virtual kidnapping have been referred to the NSW State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad, in the month of October already. It’s a crime mainly …

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Phone Scam Chat Bots

It is estimated that $55 Billion is lost each year thanks to phone call scammers. Wouldn’t it be great to have all the time wasted by scammers back? Macquarie University Cyber researchers have hit on an idea to get back some of the time they have taken from us.  Have a clever Chatbot keep the …

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2022 report shows Aussie’s have been scammed over $3 billion

The Targeting Scams report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reveals Australians lost $3.1 billion to scams in 2022, an 80 per cent increase compared to the year prior.  Scams are becoming progressively more difficult to identify as technologies and tactics improve.  Using these advanced tactics, losses experienced by each victim have …

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