Identity scams can be more devious than a simple email notifying you of a “lottery win”. Read our information below on how to stay aware and protected.
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the world. An Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Fraud survey found Australians lost $1.4 billion to personal fraud in 2010-2011. The survey also estimated 1.2 million Australians aged 15 and over were victims of at least one incident of personal fraud 1.
With an increasing number of transactions taking place online, more scams are happening here too.
National Consumer Fraud Week, from June 17 to 23, aims to educate people in an effort to fight fraud, and teach consumers how to buy and sell safely online.
We spoke to CommBank’s Raj Sandhu, Executive Manager, Card Fraud, about ways that CommBank is addressing the issue.