Victorians lose $22.9 million to scammers

Hayley McKenna

Victorians lost $22.9 million to scammers in 2017, a jump of more than $4 million on the year before, and the state government has launched a new quiz to help stop people getting conned.

Consumer Affairs and Crime Stoppers Victoria will provide education sessions at libraries statewide and a 'scam avoidance skills' quiz can be accessed at consumer.vic.gov.au/scamsavvy, Consumer Affairs Minister Marlene Kairouz announced on Friday.

Last year, more than 33,000 scams were reported in Victoria, with fraudsters most commonly reaching victims via the phone and online.