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You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases Media alert - Law enforcement agencies join forces to remind Australians of cold-call investment fraud dangers
You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases Media alert - Law enforcement agencies join forces to remind Australians of cold-call investment fraud dangers

Media alert - Law enforcement agencies join forces to remind Australians of cold-call investment fraud dangers

The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC), Queensland Police Service (QPS), Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) will hold a joint press conference in Brisbane today reminding Australians about the dangers of cold-call investment frauds.

The CCC, QPS, ACIC and ASIC will also discuss the law enforcement responses and challenges posed by this crime type. However, the focus of the press conference will be to reach as many prospective Australian investors to alert them to these ongoing scams and educate them on what to do if contacted.

The latest intelligence from a joint CCC-QPS intelligence operation known as Operation Sterling will be outlined at the press conference. Operation Sterling has been focused on cold-call investment fraud activity in Queensland and has primarily used the CCC’s coercive powers to compel individuals to provide information.

For journalists outside of Brisbane, the press conference will be streamed live on the QPS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/QueenslandPolice/

Press Conference Details:

Where: Queensland Police Service Headquarters Media Room – 200 Roma Street Brisbane QLD
When: 10.30am on Monday 18 July 2016 - Media are asked to arrive earlier to ensure appropriate time for set up.
Who: CCC Chairman Alan MacSporran QC, QPS Commissioner Ian Stewart, ACIC CEO Chris Dawson, ASIC Deputy Chairman Peter Kell.

For more information please contact :

CCC – [email protected] or 07 3360 6275

QPS – [email protected] or 07 3015 2444

ACIC – [email protected] or 02 6243 6843

ASIC – [email protected] or 1300 208 215

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Last updated: 18 July 2016

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