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 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.