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Appendices

Appendix 1 2012 consumer fraud survey

Appendix 2 Newspaper articles relating to consumer fraud published 19 to 25 March 2012

  • Elsworth S 2012. Con artists net $85m scammers suck in victims over phone. The Mercury 19 March
  • Elsworth S 2012. Phone fraud cases double. The Courier-Mail 19 March
  • Herald Sun 2012. Scams ring up $85m. Herald Sun 19 March
  • Niesche C 2012. $85m lost in business scams last year. The Age 19 March
  • Niesche C 2012. Mounting scams target busy owners. Sydney Morning Herald 19 March
  • Rochfort S 2012. Now meet ASIC, the co-regulator. Sydney Morning Herald 19 March
  • Seedy K 2012. Another cheap trick. Lilydale Yarra Valley Leader 18 March
  • The Advertiser 2012. Scammers swindle $85m in year. The Advertiser 19 March
  • Wells R 2012. Scam losses double to $85m. The Age 19 March
  • Advocate 2012. Don’t fall victim as scammers get smarter. Advocate 20 March
  • Dastgheib S 2012. Online trader wiser after being stung by fraudster. Dominion Post 20 March
  • Geelong Advertiser 2012. Rorts double in a year, cost Australians $85 million scams skyrocket. Geelong Advertiser 20 March
  • Herald 2012. Scammers make call on change from net. Herald 20 March
  • Manawatu Standard 2012. Online bank fraud alert. Manawatu Standard 20 March
  • Pullar-Strecker T 2012. Government urged to hunt overseas scammers; Locked up. Dominion Post 20 March
  • Sunshine Coast Daily 2012. Tax chief in scam warning. Sunshine Coast Daily 20 March
  • The Gold Coast Bulletin 2012. Scam losses top $85m. The Gold Coast Bulletin 20 March
  • The Marlborough Express 2012. Online bank fraud alert. The Marlborough Express 20 March
  • The Marlborough Express 2012. Scammers fleecing Kiwis of millions. The Marlborough Express 20 March
  • The Nelson Mail 2012. Bankers’ group warns of online fraud. The Nelson Mail 20 March
  • The Northern Territory News 2012. Aussies conned of $85m. The Northern Territory News 20 March
  • The Observer 2012. Telstra issues warning. The Observer 20 March
  • The Queensland Times 2012. Scam schemes get new scrutiny. The Queensland Times 20 March
  • The Standard 2012. The number of scams reported to Australia’s. The Standard 20 March
  • Fraser Coast Chronicle 2012. News briefs. Fraser Coast Chronicle 21 March
  • Mt Druitt - St Mary’s Standard 2012. Fast Lane. Mt Druitt - St Mary’s Standard 21 March
  • News Mail Bundaberg 2012. Just briefly. News Mail Bundaberg 21 March
  • The Chronicle. 2012. INBrief. The Chronicle 21 March
  • The Northern Territory News 2012. Con jobs by phone. The Northern Territory News 21 March
  • The Redcliffe & Bayside Herald 2012. Beware, scammers are about. The Redcliffe & Bayside Herald 21 March
  • Heaney C 2012. Let proprietor beware. Herald Sun 22 March
  • The Queensland Times 2012. Telco warns of shift to phone scams. The Queensland Times 22 March
  • Central Coast Express Advocate 2012. Phone scams on the rise. Central Coast Express Advocate 23 March
  • Sunshine Coast Daily 2012. Door-to-door tree warning. Sunshine Coast Daily 23 March
  • The Courier 2012. Warning on mobile-phone scams. The Courier 23 March
  • The Gold Coast Bulletin 2012. Mobile banking scam. The Gold Coast Bulletin 23 March
  • The Queensland Times 2012. Police urge tightening of internet security. The Queensland Times 23 March
  • Barrington M 2012. Ambulance scammer active. The Northern Advocate 24 March
  • Daily Examiner 2012. Scam warning. Daily Examiner 24 March
  • The Advocate 2012. Beware of phone conmen. The Advocate 24 March
  • St George and Sutherland Shire Leader 2012. Mobile scams warning. St George and Sutherland Shire Leader 25 March