Published on:

July 6, 2018

About this report

This report provides a summary of impacts identity and cyber-related crimes had on Queensland, as well as broader Australian community trends throughout calendar year 2017. It aims to inform readers about the experiences of Australians with crimes that impact their personal information, wealth, and well-being. Unlike other public reporting, IDCARE’s Aftermath Report 2018 captures unfiltered views from our community on the good, the bad and the ugly in terms of prevention, detection, preparedness and response. IDCARE does not impose arbitrary thresholds nor is it constrained by legislative remit in supporting those who engage our services. Matters that present from clients are incredibly broad, including both online and offline scams and cyber crimes.

IDCARE was launched by the Commonwealth and New Zealand Governments in 2014 and 2015 respectively as a Trans-Tasman national identity and cyber support service for the community. Our organisation is a registered Australian not-for-profit charity and our front line services are free to the community. We are physically co-located at the University of the Sunshine Coast, a major contributor to IDCARE’s operations.

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