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Scams Awareness Week ’18 – ACCC releases ScamWatch Report

Thursday 24th May / presented by Jorja Keay

This week is Scams Awareness Week...a week dedicated solely in trying to highlight the seriousness of being scammed in Australia.

A recent report conduced by The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has reported Australians lost an estimated $340 Million to scammers in 2017. These figures are the highest ever recorded since the ACCC originally started to begin reporting on scam activity.

It seems that today the scammers are using more and more sophisticated techniques that are hard to spot - even by professionals - by utilising social media to contact and deceive their victims.

On The Mag today we spoke to Deputy Chair of the ACCC - Delia Rickard - in hopes of discussing the report made by the ACCC, including its findings…

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