New data shows the fight against scammers is 'beginning to turn'

Karen Barlow
Updated March 17 2024 - 2:02pm, first published 8:00am

The Albanese government and the National Anti-Scam Centre are claiming some early success in taking on the blight of scammers, citing "cautiously optimistic" figures showing a halving of reported scam losses over a year.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on