Victims scammed via Western Union may get refund
The Financial and Cyber Crime Group want all Queenslanders that have been affected and or have been a victim of a Western Union scam since 2004 to please take the time to read to below link or visit the www.scamwatchwatch.gov.au before the 12th of February 2018.
Meetings are hereby suspended until further notice.
Further information will be provided in the near future.
If you require assistance or wish to speak with someone about coping mechanisms,
Lifeline on 131114; Uniting Care on (02) 62496717 or Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277.
If you have an emergency contact 000 or if you wish to report a cyber-crime please visit the ACORN website.
Knowledge is power, so arm yourself to be the safest you can be.
Click the link to discover more.
Queensland Police Service Headquarters
Ground Floor Conference Rooms (Follow the signs)
200 Roma Street, Brisbane, Qld, 4000.
For more information, please contact us via FraudSupport.FCCG@police.qld.gov.au
About The Group
Since 2010, the Fraud and Cyber Crime Group, Queensland Police Service, has hosted the Fraud Support and Recovery Group in Brisbane.
The group assists victims and helps them recover from what is not just a financial loss but personal and emotional losses. Sometimes the burden is too much, but who can you turn too?
This group encourages members to work through the feelings associated with being a victim of a crime to becoming a survivor.
The Fraud Support and Recovery Group meets once a month, and is open to any victim of fraud or their friends and families. Members share their experiences in an effort to help others who have faced similar issues but have not yet found the path forward.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to have funds returned after an event of this type, however with help you can regain your voice through shared experiences with friends.
Click to view the 7:30 Report on Romance Scams
and the Fraud Support Recovery Group
To view more videos about Fraud Awareness
If you have been scammed on-line, you can report it to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network