Category: Obtaining a Financial Advantage by Deception

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Police frustrated by ‘tap and go’ credit cards


Contactless payment systems are available at an increasing number of retailers, and make shopping faster and easier. ‘Tap and go’ credit and debit card systems are becoming incredibly popular in Australia, accounting for almost half of all face-to-face card transactions. But from the perspective of the police, they open up another loophole for unscrupulous people …
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Recent Financial Advantage and Fraud Offences in NSW


Fraud is a serious criminal offence and one that has been on the increase in recent times according to figures from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR). When it comes to fraud-related offences, the law can be confusing as there are a number of different charges – all of which apply in different …
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Catfishing: A Disturbing Type Of Recent Fraud In NSW


‘Catfish’, not only the name of a rather unattractive type of fish, is also a term increasingly being used to describe a person who pretends to be someone else online, often in the context of romantic relationships. Catfish, in the ocean are not known for being predatory towards humans but online it is a different …
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Committing Fraud by Obtaining a Financial Advantage


If you by deception or dishonestly obtain financial advantage from another person, or cause another person any financial disadvantage, you can be found guilty of the offence of fraud. The maximum penalty for this offence in NSW is 10 years’ imprisonment. While the maximum is reserved for the most severe of fraud offences, the court considers fraud …
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Obtaining a Benefit by Deception


Have you been charged with obtaining a benefit by deception? The charge is used for NSW offences that are alleged to have occurred before the commencement of the general offence of ‘section 192E fraud’ on 22nd February 2010. There is also a similar Commonwealth offence of obtaining financial advantage by deception under section 134.2 of …