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Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce: Results of the 2010 and 2011 online consumer fraud surveys

Technical and background paper series no. 50

Alice Hutchings Jade Lindley
ISBN 978 1 922009 12 8 ISSN 1836-2052
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, August 2012

Abstract

This report presents the results of surveys conducted in conjunction with the 2010 campaign, Online Offensive—Fighting Fraud Online, and the 2011 campaign, Scams: It’s Personal. Overall, in both surveys it was found that a high proportion of respondents had received a scam invitation, however the majority did not respond. Dating scams attracted the highest number of victims in 2010, whereas in 2011, lottery scams were the most common way in which respondents were victimised.

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