Fraud was up 25% in the UK in 2021/22.
The UK tried a voluntary code before making banks accountable for scam losses. Australia can learn from that lesson.
Powerful AI tools available to anyone with an internet connection make it easy to impersonate someone’s voice, increasing the threat of phone scams.
As criminals become more indiscriminate, anyone can fall for a scam – even you. But there are ways to stay vigilant and seek help.
By casting spells and creating online persona to fool their victims, the Ivorian figure of the “brouteur” reveals the connections between the occult and virtual dimensions.
Older Americans are often taught to be fearful of hackers and scammers in their midst while also being told to investigate potential threats. Better advice is to not engage.
Organized crime gangs in Southeast Asia use psychological profiling, elaborate scripts and algorithms to produce sophisticated scams. Using dating apps, they target vulnerable people looking for love.
“It can’t happen to me”: why we think we’re immune to con artist scams, how they go about swindling regular people - and why we love shows about them.
Although it’s estimated illicit activity amounts to less than 1% of all cryptocurrency transactions, figures of losses are still staggering – and on the rise.
As winter draws in, Australians don’t just have to prepare for tax time — they must also be on the watch for scams.
Here’s how you can avoid a COVID-19 vaccine scam.
The plague of unsolicited automated phone calls isn’t abating. By studying robocalls, scholars at the Robocall Observatory are developing ways to help shut them down.
Last year, men were more likely to report losses to investment fraud, while women were the main target for romance fraud. Overall, men reported higher financial loss.
Scammers are exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic along with the lack of clarity as to how the Track and Trace system works. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe.