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Appendix 2: Newspaper articles relating to consumer fraud published 17 to 23 June 2013

  • Collier K 2013. Online scams a growth industry. Herald Sun 17 June.
  • The Cairns Post 2013 Scams rip off $93m. The Cairns Post 18 June.
  • The Mercury 2013. Australians lose $93m to scams. The Mercury 18 June.
  • Sunshine Coast Daily 2013. Online shoppers ripe for scams. Sunshine Coast Daily 17 June.
  • Colley A 2013. Australians lose $93 million to scams. The Australian 17 June.
  • Flower W 2013. False text messages racket cashes in on mobile phone charges. The Sun Herald 23 June.
  • Daily News 2013. Buyers urged to sidestep scams. Daily News 18 June.
  • Bainbridge A 2013. Australians lose $93m to online scams. The World Today Australian Broadcasting Corporation 17 June.
  • Baker M 2013. Aussies are falling for online scams. The Examiner 23 June.
  • Taranaki Daily News 2013. Scams rely on good guys and the gullible. Taranaki Daily News 19 June.
  • Gold Coast Sun—Central 2013. Scammers on the increase. Gold Coast Sun—Central 20 June.
  • The Gympie Times 2013. Tell local police of an online fraud. The Gympie Times 18 June.
  • Free Press Leader 2013. Street Watch. 19 June.
  • Wannan O 2013. Family shock at $160,000 ripoff. The Press 17 June.
  • Tran D 2013. Conman Cometh. Monash Weekly 17 June.
  • The Advertiser 2013. Scam victims chalk up losses totalling $93m. The Advertiser 18 June.
  • Whyte S 2013. Heartbreak with a heavy load as online dating dupes people out of millions: Consumer Affairs. The Sydney Morning Herald 17 June.
  • Bainbridge A 2013. ACCC forum hears online shopping ‘licence’ could help stamp out fraud. ABC Premium News 18 June.
  • Whyte S 2013. Scammers dupe online lovers out of millions. The Canberra Times 17 June.
  • Geelong Advertiser 2013. You’ve been had for $93 m. The Geelong Advertiser 18 June.
  • The Daily Advertiser 2013. Scammers fleeced Aussies out of more than $93 million. The Daily Advertiser 18 June.
  • Higgins K 2013. Fight the fraudsters. Townsville Bulletin 21 June.
  • Townsville Bulletin 2013. Scammers took Aussies for a $93m ride last year. Townsville Bulletin 18 June.
  • The Southern Star 2013. Conversations. The Southern Star 19 June.
  • The Standard 2013. Criminals love the internet and more of them are hiding. The Standard 18 June.
  • Wannan O 2013. Cruel dating scam hits dying mother. Dominion Post 17 June.
  • The Gold Coast Bulletin 2013. How to avoid web of deceit. The Gold Coast Bulletin 22 June.
  • Waikato Times. 2013. Dating scam cost woman inheritance. Waikato Times 17 June.
  • Taranaki Daily News 2013. Emails leave a tragic trail in an internet romance gone wrong. Taranaki Daily News 17 June.
  • Bainbridge A 2013. Online shopping licence mooted for consumers. ABC Premium News 18 June.
  • The Northern Territory News 2013. Scammers cost us $500,000. The Northern Territory News 21 June.
  • The Queensland Times 2013. In Brief. The Queensland Times 17 June.
  • Knox Leader 2013. Street Watch. Knox Leader 18 June.
  • The Chronicle 2013. In Brief. The Chronicle 21 June.
  • Caboolture Shire Herald 2013. Caution needed on the internet. Caboolture Shire Herald 20 June.
  • The Chronicle 2013. In Brief. The Chronicle 22 June.