Identity theft is an often ignored downside of our highly connected world. One recent report found that
“…… identity crime is one of the most common crime types in Australia, affecting between 750 000 to 900 000 people each year, with an estimated annual cost of at least $1.6 billion.”
It is little wonder then that the ACCC is concerned with the impact on our economy quite apart from any social and other cost. In order to alert consumers as to the risks we run when sharing data they in association with the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce have commissioned this movie.
If you wish to find out a little more about identity theft and what you can do to mitigate the risks associated with. the Australian Federal Police provides some sage advice.