Heartland Magazine Issue 35

ACMA recommends immediate action to combat scams

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ACMA recommends immediate action to combat scams

ACMA has today released its Combating Scams report which recommends new enforceable obligations on telcos and immediate trials of scam reduction initiatives.

The trials aims to reduce common phone scams such as malicious ‘spoofing’, where scammers disguise their number to make it look like calls are coming from a trusted organisation, and ‘Wangiri’ scams, where scammers ring once from an international number with high premium charges for those who call back.

The ACMA also recommends establishing a Scam Telecommunications Action Taskforce to provide ongoing focus on scam minimisation strategies across Government and industry.

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