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Source: Australian Government – Minister of Defence

With holiday season shopping in full swing, and the Boxing Day sales just around the corner, Australians are being urged to take care when shopping online to protect themselves from cybercriminals.

It comes as around $150,000 in losses to shopping and investment scams are reported to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) per day, with each cybercrime reported costing the victim over $5,000 on average.