[LINK] Financial Literacy, Banking and Identity Conference
Marghanita da Cruz
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Tue Jul 11 18:10:22 AEST 2006
In the car today, I heard a report of several people being charged with
fraud and 3 being deported.....
..the report mentioned the defrauding of banks, forgery of medicare
cards, identity theft and face recognition...
> One of Australia’s largest identity crime syndicates dismantled
> 11 July 2006
> A multi-agency Australian task force has dismantled one of the country’s largest identity crime syndicates following a six-month operation in NSW.
> Over the past two months, Identity Crime Task Force (ICTF) investigators from five Federal and State law enforcement agencies have arrested 13 people.
> As part of ‘Operation Hickey’, police have laid 230 charges against nine men and one woman, aged between 20 and 41 years.
> Two other men arrested during the operation were later deported to Malaysia, while another man was released pending further inquiries.
> Operation Hickey was set up in January this year to investigate the manufacture of high quality counterfeit documents, including Medicare cards, passports, bank cards and driver’s licences.
> The total cost of the fraud is yet to be determined, but it is estimated to run into millions of dollars.
> It has been alleged that people within the syndicate assumed the identity of individuals and companies as well as created false identities which were allegedly used to obtain money from a number of financial institutions.
> The Identity Crime Task Force comprises investigators from Australian Federal Police, NSW Police, the Australian Crime Commission, NSW Crime Commission and Australian Customs Service.
> The ICTF is hosted by the Australian Federal Police at the AFP Sydney Headquarters.
> Note: A display of the falsified documents will be available at a press conference being held at 2pm, TODAY, at the AFP Sydney Headquarters, 110 Goulburn St, Sydney, NSW.
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Forwarded on behalf of Supriya Singh. Note it is still open for paper
> submissions if you're interested in that.
>> Financial Literacy, Banking and Identity Conference
>> 25th and 26th October 2006
>> RMIT University, Melbourne
>> The goals of this conference are to explore the social, legal and
>> cultural implications of money relationships and the impact of the
>> Internet on these relationships and on banking generally. Papers are
>> invited on all aspects of research, development, policy and
>> application in the areas of financial literacy, banking and identity.
>> The conference will be a rare opportunity for the finance and banking
>> sector, law, academia, government bodies and community organisations
>> to hear from each other and to engage in conversation.
>> Refereed and non-refereed papers are due by 28 July. Please email
>> papers to Lillian Lowe at
>> <mailto:lillian.lowe at rmit.edu.au>lillian.lowe at rmit.edu.au. For more
>> information please see
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Marghanita da Cruz
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