Helping Older Victorians Recognise and Avoid Online Scams

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Crime Stoppers Victoria in partnership with Consumer Affairs are asking older Victorians to complete a short survey about online scams.

The aim of the survey is to gain an in-depth understanding of the level of online scam awareness among people aged 60 and above.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) statistics show Australians lost more than $229 million to scams in 2015, with a 38 percent year on year increase in reports in the 65 years and over category.

Survey results will help Consumer Affairs Victoria work out the best ways to inform older Victorians about how to recognise and avoid scams.

If you have a spare 15 minutes, please click on this link to begin the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SP2NTFC

In addition, Consumer Affairs Victoria are seeking volunteers to share their own scam stories as part of an education campaign to help older Victorians better identify and avoid online scams.

If you would like to share your story, are in the inner Melbourne metropolitan area and are available during business hours, please email cav.communications@justice.vic.gov.au.

 

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