This report provides an insight into Serious and Organised Investment Fraud currently affecting Australia. The insights contained in this report are based on the consolidation of open source information which is informed by intelligence collected under Task Force Galilee.
Serious and Organised Investment Fraud involves the solicitation of investment in non-existent or essentially worthless shares and other securities. As found in 2002, Australia continues to be recognised as an attractive location for Serious and Organised Investment Fraud operations.
This is attributed to the continuing strength of Australia’s economy, the overall level of wealth of individuals and interest in investing as well as the high level of superannuation and retirement savings that Australians can access for investing.