Media Release from The Hon Marlene Kairouz MP
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 last year.