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Online scammers target older Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to help older Victorians stay safe online.

Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today launched a new awareness campaign to give older Victorians the tools to avoid scams while surfing the net.

A Consumer Affairs Victoria survey released today shows nearly one in five older Victorians has fallen for a cyber scam.

Victorians aged 55 and over made more than 7000 reports and lost over $4.5 million to scams in 2016. People aged 55 and over made 45 per cent of all scam reports across Australia throughout last year.

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COTA Victoria thanks Consumer Affairs Victoria for the opportunity to be part of the Scam Campaign, acknowledging the adverse impact on older people.

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