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Fraud is a deceptive or deceitful act that causes one person to receive a benefit that they are not entitled to, while depriving another person of something. It was estimated to have cost Australians over $140 million in 2019.
The most common types of fraud are designed to obtain money by deception, but fraud can also be to obtain property or goods illegally, or to avoid paying for services that have been provided.
As the use of technology increases, so do the opportunities for scammers. Automation and sophisticated software mean that fraudsters can potentially contact many more people than they would have been able to in the past. In addition, ever increasing ways of interacting with each other, especially social media, means that there are more ways than ever to reach people and try to mislead them.
If you have been targeted by a scam relating to your Qudos account, visit our webpage Reporting Scams to find out who to contact.