Fraud

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Internet fraud
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Vaccine related fraud and security risks: final report

This inquiry was established to to identify and address any vulnerabilities that had or potentially could emerge, in relation to vaccine and vaccine related fraud and security, and provide the Australian public with confidence in the integrity of the COVID-19 vaccination program.
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Vaccine related fraud and security risks: interim report

The dynamic nature of an international pandemic such as COVID-19 carries inherent security risks for governments, businesses and individuals. Due to such concerns regarding potential future fraudulent behaviour relating to the COVID-19 vaccination status of individuals, which cannot be properly predicted at this point, the...
Report

Estimating the cost of pure cybercrime to Australian individuals

This report estimates the cost of pure cyber-crime to individuals in Australia in 2019.
Report

New York State’s Trump Investigation: an analysis of the reported facts and applicable law

This report analyses the potential charges both the Trump Organisation and Donald Trump himself may face. The report also goes in depth into the defenses that may be available in response to any indictment.
Working paper

Foreign interference and Australian electoral security in the digital era

Digitisation of elections in Australia induces new vulnerabilities that malign foreign entities can exploit to subvert our democratic sovereignty. Despite this threat landscape, according to this paper, Australia’s digital-analogue hybridity safeguards federal elections from hard cyber security risks that might seek to directly tamper with...
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Fraud and its relationship to pandemics and economic crises: from Spanish flu to COVID-19

This report seeks to draw out the common characteristics of frauds associated with pandemics. The report identifies some novel crime types and methodologies arising during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 that were not seen in previous pandemics.
Guide

National Disability Insurance Scheme fraud prevention: financial crime guide

Developed in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), this financial crime guide includes indicators of potential fraud people should watch out for, including NDIS sourced funds being used in a way that does not correlate with providing or receiving support services.
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Commonwealth fraud investigations 2017-18 and 2018-19

This report presents the findings of the most recent annual census of fraud against Commonwealth entities and the measures taken to prevent fraud.
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Fraud within and against the Commonwealth: the most harmful frauds, 2016-17 to 2018-19

This report presents the information about the most harmful internal and external frauds committed against the Commonwealth in 2018–19, compared with those reported in 2016–17 and 2017–18.
Report

Weaponised deep fakes: national security and democracy

A deep fake is a digital forgery created through deep learning (a subset of AI). Deep fakes can create entirely new content or manipulate existing content, including video, images, audio and text. This paper argues that policymakers face a narrowing window of opportunity to minimise...
Report

Strain, coping and sustained fraud offending

This study uses interviews with serious workplace fraudsters to examine enablers of sustained offending.
Report

Phishing risks in a university student community

As individuals become increasingly connected to the virtual world, the avenues for exploitation by cybercriminals also increase. This study explores the influence of scam type, cybercrime awareness, gender, IT competence and perceived internet safety on susceptibility to email scams.
Working paper

Why are there more accidents on Mondays? Economic incentives, ergonomics or externalities

Research suggests that more workplace injuries occur on Mondays than on other weekdays. One hypothesis is that workers fraudulently claim that off-the-job weekend sprains occurred at work on the Monday in order to receive workers’ compensation. The authors test this using data from New Zealand...
Discussion paper

Confidence in Australian banknotes

This paper investigates various factors that might influence the general public's confidence in the security of Australian banknotes, using a unique series of online banknotes surveys conducted by the Reserve Bank of Australia since 2010.
Report

Investigation of matters referred from the Legislative Assembly on 8 August 2018

The Victorian Ombudsman was asked by the Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Assembly to investigate MPs’ knowledge of, and involvement in, fraudulent activity undertaken by former Liberal State Director, Damien Mantach, between 2010 and 2015. This report outlines the Ombudsman's findings.
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Fraud prevention in local government

This audit found that many local governments have not assessed their fraud risks, and do not have comprehensive fraud management plans and programs. Most could do more to educate their staff on integrity polices and controls to reinforce anti-fraud messages and consider fraud risks in...
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Online fraud victimisation in Australia: risks and protective factors

To gain a better understanding of online consumer fraud, the AIC worked with the ACCC to compare a matched sample of victims and non-victims. This study aimed to identify and quantify the factors that make some individuals more vulnerable to consumer fraud than others. The...
Audio podcast

Disconnect: Not your mate

Indigenous Australians are losing tens of millions of dollars to scammers every year. In this episode, we travel around the country to look at how online scams are being targeted to remote communities, and trace their story back beyond social media.
Report

Commonwealth fraud investigations 2016–17

The Australian government is committed to tackling fraud against the Commonwealth by supporting research into the extent of the problem and promoting the development and use of fraud control practices to reduce risks and to detect and deal with fraud in a timely and effective...
Report

National Disability Insurance Scheme fraud control program

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) fraud control program and its compliance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework.