More Scam Victims Announced
IDENTITY THEFT—QUEENSLANDJuly 29, 2010
A Queensland man is the most recent victim of a scam involving the creation of sham companies and bank accounts using stolen identities, the Courier-Mail reports. The Australian Federal Police, which is investigating the scam, has not revealed how many identities have been stolen so far, the report states. The scam allegedly began in January with bogus interviews for a courier driver position, according to the report, where those who responded were asked to provide personal documents and sign criminal history and driver's licence check authorisations. Victims who have come forward have reported finding companies and bank accounts set up in their names.