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Stolen identities used to target superannuation early access scheme

Australian Federal Police
Date published
August 2020

Relevant impacts: Financial impact, human impact and reputational impact

Three Queensland women allegedly submitted several fraudulent applications to attempt to access early release of superannuation totalling $113,500. Police allege that the women, who are allegedly linked to a sophisticated crime gang, collected identity data in order to access the superannuation accounts of unsuspecting victims. The women were arrested following investigations by the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce.

Related Countermeasures

Collaborate with strategic partners such as other government entities, committees, working groups and taskforces. This allows you to share capability, information and intelligence and to prevent and disrupt fraud.

Audit logging is system-generated audit trails of staff, client or third party interactions that help with fraud investigations.

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