'Love cost dearly' warns CBA over Valentine's Day romance scams
As Valentine's Day nears, Commonwealth Bank Australia warns against a spike in romance scams, with women shown to be most at risk, losing double the amount compared to men in 2022.
Australians hit hard by online scams and fraud this year
The Government has boosted its funding to combat online scams and fraud, as Australians have now lost almost AUD $200 million to scammers this year alone.
Scams leave nasty bite & Australians $33m out of pocket in November
Investment scams accounted for 65% of the $33m stolen by scammers from Australians in November, according to Proofpoint and Scamwatch.
Country-wide phishing reports up 75% in 2020
In total, Australians lost $176 million to scams in 2020, 23% higher than the previous year, with phishing the most reported type.
Scamwatch issues urgent warning about BEC scams
Scamwatch is warning Australian businesses to take an urgent look at how they deal with accounts and invoices.
Investment scams a 'heartbreaking' reality as Australians lose millions
So far in 2018 Australians have lost more than $26 million to investment scams. Already monthly losses have increased 117% since last year.
Cold calling scam targeting Kiwis
NetSafe is warning of a scam that is gaining momentum in New Zealand.