ACT Policing: International Day of Action against Mass Fraud (01 June 2010)

ACT Policing is working co-operatively with other police and government agencies to actively raise awareness of and educate the community about fraud that targets individuals and businesses. Mass Marketed Advance Fee Fraud is most commonly referred to as a “scam”. It targets individuals regardless of age, gender, education or income level. Businesses are also targeted. Today, there is a broader array of mass-marketing fraud schemes than ever before, using a variety of “pitches” such as lottery or sweepstakes winnings, investment or business opportunities, schemes that involve use of counterfeit cheques, and “romance” schemes in which victims are made to believe

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