The NT Police Cybercrime Unit is urging people to be wary of frauds currently impacting Territorians.
The past week has seen increased reports where NT residents have been victims of online criminal activities including ATO fraud, business email compromises, romance and investment frauds.
Financial losses for the victims have ranged from $5600 to in excess of $200,000, police said.
In previous years, the period approaching the Christmas break has been associated with an increased risk of cybercrime.
Police said the recent growth in reports suggests this year will follow that trend.
Police encourage people to consider the following:
Anyone who has lost money through cybercrime is encouraged to report the matter to their financial institution and to police through the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network at www.acorn.gov.au or by calling 131 444.
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