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Protect yourself from scams
Sun, 26 Feb 2012
FRAUDSTERS and scammers are becoming ever more sophisticated in thinking up new traps to help you part with your money. The Australian Consumer Fraud Taskforce is conducting a survey to discover just how widespread frauds and scams are.
The most recent statistics for 2009 show that while there was a decrease in the number of incidents of adware, spyware and other unwanted software by 30 per cent, 22 per cent and 15 per cent respectively, worms were up 197 per cent and password-stealing software increased 154 per cent.
This article at the Sydney Morning Herald has got recent statistics on Australian scams, and also describes some excellent tips for how to avoid geting scammed, and is well worth a read.
Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald here: How to beat the web of deceit
The Australian Consumer Fraud Taskforce is also updating their statistics for 2012, and we are all encouraged to contribute to this - check out their survey site here.