Live and Online Panel Discussion: "Let's Talk Scams" - National Scams Awareness Week
Date: 2021.11.08 (Mon)
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (AEST)
Venue: Online (webinar details will be given after registration).
About this event
Each year, millions of Australians lose money to fraud. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Australians reported over $851 million lost to fraud in 2020, up from $634 million in 2019. While these monetary losses are significant, there are also many wide ranging non-financial harms that result from fraud. The impact can be both devastating and life changing for victims, yet there is a shame and stigma that prevents many from talking about it.
Monday 8th November marks the beginning of National Scams Awareness Week. The theme for this year's campaign is “Let’s talk scams”, and we intend to do this. Please join us for a panel discussion on the topic of fraud and scams, facilitated by Associate Professor Cassandra Cross, with the following leading industry experts from across Australia. The panel will cover all aspects of fraud from policing, to prevention, to support.
The panel will include:
- Delia Rickard, Deputy Commissioner, - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
- Sarah Dreaver, Manager, Financial Crime Investigations, Customer Protect – Suncorp
- Detective Sergeant Karen McAteer – Fraud and Cyber Crime Group, Queensland Police Service
- Victoria Schiffer, Delivery Manager APAC Security and Tom Rhind, Trust and Safety Manager – Seek
This event will be run in person at QUT Gardens Point Campus and via webinar for those who can't attend in person. A webinar link will follow.