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5 big trends in Australians getting scammed

  • Written by Paul Haskell-Dowland, Professor of Cyber Security Practice, Edith Cowan University
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Greed, desire, wishful thinking and naivety are lucrative markets for scam artists – and their age-old hustles are increasingly being supplemented by digital chicanery.

In 2021 Australians lost an estimated $2 billion to fraudsters, more than double that of 2020, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

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