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Australian banks exposed for ‘Liar loans”

Australian banks exposed for ‘Liar loans”

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent News

Faked pay slips, forged documents and cash-stuffed envelopes used as bribes to secure loans are just some of the examples of dodgy practices exposed so far by the banking royal commission. But before you think “some people will do anything to get a mortgage”, it’s crucial to remember that the people carrying out these frauds […]

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Identity Fraud – Everything you need to know

Identity Fraud – Everything you need to know

Miscellaneous

What is identity crime? Identity crime is a critical threat to the Australian community. This crime type generates significant profits for offenders and causes considerable financial losses to the Australian Government, private industry and individuals. A set of standard definitions were developed by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre’s Proof of Identity Steering Committee […]

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Online frauds and scams

Online frauds and scams

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Online frauds and scams Internet banking fraud Internet banking fraud is fraud or theft committed using online technology to illegally remove money from, or transfer it to, a different bank account. Types of internet banking fraud include phishing and mule recruitment, and can happen through your smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices. Mobile banking Banking […]

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Why do some people get violent after drinking alcohol?

Why do some people get violent after drinking alcohol?

Miscellaneous

Why do some people get violent after drinking alcohol? Getting drunk increases the risk for violent behavior, but only for people who have a strong tendency to suppress feelings of anger when sober, a new Scandinavian study suggests. While previous studies have found a link between drinking and aggressive or violent actions, many of these […]

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Committing a Centrelink Fraud

Committing a Centrelink Fraud

Criminal Law

What is a Fraud Offence? As Fraud is often considered a pre-meditated or manipulative crime, it is looked upon very seriously by the court system. The offence can carry penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment, and the relevant laws, as set out in the Crimes Act, are complex and very specific, so it is […]

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The rich get richer, the poor get the picture – Midnight Oil

The rich get richer, the poor get the picture – Midnight Oil

Criminal Law, Recent News

The rich get richer, the poor get the picture – Midnight Oil   Although it may sound like the same thing, there is a stark difference between ‘tax avoidance’ and ‘tax evasion’. The main distinction between the two is that one is legal, and the other is illegal. Put simply, it is illegal to evade […]

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