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

ISSN: 
1836-2052

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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Hutchings A & Lindley J. 2012. Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce: Results of the 2010 and 2011 online consumer fraud surveys. Technical and background paper series No. 50. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tbp/tbp050