Scams affecting the Agriculture Sector

This is an article about how scams are affecting the Agriculture Sector. The ACCC’s Scamwatch has observed a rise in agriculture scams since the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the 2021 targeting scams report, farmers and small businesses lost over $1.5 million to scammers targeting the agriculture industry in 2021. An estimated one third of victims do not report scams to the ACCC and therefore the actual losses are believed to be higher. Scams cause great emotional distress and trauma. Anyone who suspects they have given money or details to a scammer should talk to someone they trust or seek professional support.

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Categories: Industry, Innovation & Technology, Summer 22
Author: Jane Richter