Huge financial loss to ID theft this year so far

Huge financial loss to ID theft this year so far

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July 23, 2019

Following on from an article on iTnews yesterday, $16 million has already been lost this year to Identity theft and phishing-related scams,  according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

In December last year the Australian Institute of Criminology published their report on the impacts of identity crime on Australia (Jorna & Smith, 2018), revealing that the total annual cost to the Australian economy was $2.65bn. It is no surprise that the demand for IDCARE’s community support services is increasing at around 52% per annum and we’re working hard to look at ways we can innovate to make the journey for victims of these crimes as painless and efficient as possible.

 

If you or someone you know has experienced the theft of personal information, IDCARE’s services are available to you for free and anonymously. We listen, develop and help community members respond to personal information misuse. Doesn’t matter whether its “cyber” or offline.

If you’re an organisation that refers your customers to IDCARE, you may want to think about supporting our charity financially. The good ones do! For more information please see our Organisation Support Services.

For the full article on iTnews please visit iTnews.com.au

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