SCAM RE­PORTS ON THE RISE

Stirling Times - - Street Watch -

THE num­ber of peo­ple re­port­ing scam ac­tiv­ity in Aus­tralia was at record levels in 2016. Losses to­talled $299.8m, with a 47 per cent in­crease in re­ports com­pared to 2015. Scamwatch and the Aus­tralian Cy­ber Online Re­port­ing Net­work re­ceived 200,000 com­plaints. You can re­ceive up­dates on the lat­est scams at www.scamwatch.gov.au. - Se­nior Sergeant Si­mon Hazell

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