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ACCC says scams cost half a billion dollars last year

ACCC releases report detailing that scams cost Australians half a billion dollars in 2018.

“Total combined losses reported to Scamwatch and other government agencies exceeded $489 million – $149 million more than 2017,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.”

WOW, just wow.
$86 Million reported lost in investment scams, $60 Million lost in dating scams.

Almost half were persons aged over 55. ACCC reported that more men fell for investment scams, and more women fell for dating scams.

Business losses are reported at $60 Million, a 170% increase over 2017.

https://www.accc.gov.au/publications/the-little-black-book-of-scams

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