In 2022, Australians reported over $3 billion lost to fraud. This is a figure which has been rising annually for over a decade. Fraud uses deception and lying to obtain a financial reward, and offenders have embraced the evolution in technology to target victims globally. Australians are not immune.
Please join us for a panel discussion to mark National Scams Awareness Week 2023. The theme of this year is “Who’s really there?” and focuses on the rise of impersonation fraud. Offenders frequently take on the identities of others to deceive victims, and it can be difficult to verify the identity of both people and organisations.
The panel will be moderated by leading fraud expert Professor Cassandra Cross, School of Justice/ QUT Centre for Justice. She will be joined by:
• Delia Rickard, former Deputy Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
• Detective Chief Inspector Vince Byrnes, Financial and Cyber Crime Group, Queensland Police Service
• Theresa Timmins, Law Enforcement Liaison and Complex Investigations Support, Heritage Bank
• Dr Diane Hosking, Head of Research, National Seniors Australia
The event will be delivered on-line and in-person at QUT Gardens Point campus. An Zoom link will be sent after registration.
Arrival at 12.00pm for a 12.15pm panel discussion
A light lunch will be served at 1.15pm
Level 4, P Block, Room 412
Gardens Point Campus
or via Zoom (a Zoom link will be sent after registration)
Please RSVP for catering purposes and advise of any dietary requirements.