Australian Scam Losses


Statistics show that in 2019, Australians lost $634 million to scammers, made up as follows:


(note: this only covers scams reported to the authorities).

Scam Type

Money Lost

Investment Scams $61.8M
Dating and Romance $28.6M
False Billing $10.1M
Hacking $5.3M
Online Shopping $4.8M
Remote Access Scams $4.8M
Identity Theft $4.3M
Threats to Life $4.3M
Classified Scams $2.8M
Inheritance Scam $2.6M


If you have any experiences with scammers, spammers or time-wasters do let me know, by email.

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