The victims' verdict: What happens when they try to report online fraud

Cross, Cassandra & Richards, Kelly (2016) The victims' verdict: What happens when they try to report online fraud. The Conversation, August(23).

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Abstract

Reporting a crime should not be as traumatic as the experience of the crime itself. But unfortunately this is the sad reality for many victims of online fraud.

Australians reported more than A$229 million lost to fraud according to a report published last year by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

But behind every statistic is a person, and there are millions of victims globally who experience a wide range of online fraud.

Romance fraud and investment fraud remain the two highest categories of victimisation in Australia, with offenders using the guise of genuine relationships or the offer of investment opportunities to coerce people to send their money...

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ID Code: 98900
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Victims, Online fraud, Reporting
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Conversation Media Group Ltd
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2016 23:25
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 23:44

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