Fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes costing Australia in excess of $5 billion a year.
Identity fraud is becoming an increasing problem for many mainly due evolving technologies and the internet. Identity fraud costs the community some $2 to $3.5 billion a year as well as significantly impacting upon the psychological well-being of the victims whose identities have been stolen.
iDcare is a new initiative providing support to victims recovering from identity theft.
David Lacey, iDcare founder, said iDcare was filling a hole in the emotional recovery of fraud victims which has not only impacted a person’s financial future but also their self-esteem, self-confidence and mental health.
Response to fraud is often confused between regulatory responsibilities and criminal enforcement and for people who are emotionally vulnerable it is particularly difficult to navigate.
If you have been a victim of identity theft visit http://www.idcare.org.