Fraud & financial crime

Serious fraud, including financial crime, is widespread and places a significant cost burden on the Australian community each year. The act of using dishonest means to gain an unjust advantage over another takes many forms including cheque and credit card fraud, fraudulent trade practices, social security fraud, forgery, counterfeiting and bribery. It is believed to be one of the most under-reported offences in Australia, with fewer than 50 per cent of incidents being reported to police or other authorities.

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