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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IDCARE is always active in the media from radio to TV, social media and news articles. Keep up to date with what's happening at IDCARE and in the media.

ATO arrest warrant scam has evolved…

Scammers are now using a 4 phase approach and using the AFP brand to further the story

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iappANZ Annual Summit – Melbourne 2018

Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner discusses latest quarterly report on the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme.

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Australia Post Phishing Scam

Phishing text message appearing to come from Australia Post.

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