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We help the Commonwealth deal with unseen and unchecked fraud.

Equip, enable and empower

Equip.

We equip Commonwealth entities with practical guidance and tools to prevent fraud.

Enable.

We enable Commonwealth entities to collaborate and share information to find and fight fraud.

Empower.

We empower Commonwealth entities with knowledge and evidence to help influence positive change.

Fast facts

$ 528 m

reported card fraud in Australia in the 2018-19 financial year

$ 143 m

was lost to scams in Australia in 2019

5579

fraud investigations commenced in the 2018-19 financial year

Key publications

This guidance provides a starting point for entities to consider fraud risks and countermeasures that can be put in place to prevent fraud in the COVID-19 environment.

News

General news
Grants are widely used to deliver valuable services and support to many Australians. They are also subject to significant integrity risks. Have you got some insights into fraud risks in grants administration? We want to hear from you.

Centre updates

Centre updates
While redeploying our resources and efforts to the joint Commonwealth COVID-19 Counter Fraud Taskforce in March, the Centre was still able to further some of our existing 2020 priorities. These achievements have been outlined in this article.

Centre updates
After quickly recognising the need for a swift and coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre and the Australian Federal Police’s Operation Ashiba combined forces between March and June to establish the Commonwealth COVID-19 Counter Fraud Taskforce (the Taskforce).

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