Sometimes it’s hard to believe these statistics, the numbers are so large. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has finished their first survey of personal fraud. Their findings are that 800,000 Australians fell victim to fraud in some way.
453,100 of those lost money, for a total of $977 million. That’s a lot of people and a lot of money for a rather small population.
329,000 Australians lost money after responding to lottery scams and other phishing related scams.
A lot of people keep falling for scams. The best thing you can do is help them become aware of what scams and fraud tricks are being used. Remember that you can always subscribe to Fraudo.com by email or with an RSS reader.