Quiz aims to stop scams

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NATION -

VICTORIANS lost $22.9 mil­lion to scam­mers in 2017, a jump of more than $4 mil­lion on the year be­fore, and the State Govern­ment has launched a new quiz to help stop peo­ple get­ting conned.

Con­sumer Af­fairs and Crime Stop­pers Vic­to­ria will pro­vide ed­u­ca­tion ses­sions at li­braries statewide and pro­vide a “scam avoid­ance skills” quiz, Con­sumer Af­fairs Min­is­ter Mar­lene Kairouz an­nounced yes­ter­day.

Last year, more than 33,000 scams were re­ported in Vic­to­ria, with fraud­sters most com­monly reach­ing vic­tims via the phone and through the in­ter­net.

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