After major bust, Australia dubbed a 'testing ground' for phone security scams
Australia has been described as a "testing ground" for the now infamous IT security support scams following a raid in which US authorities seized $US188,000 ($183,936) in assets held by dozens of outed fraudsters.
Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) chief executive Chris Chapman said half of the 10,000 complaints it received in 2010 related to phone scams.
"That was just the tip of the iceberg," Chapman said during a press conference at the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) early this morning. "Australia is a testing ground for scams." His comments followed a crackdown against scammers that targeted nations including Australia, the US and Canada.
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