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Hackers foiled in attempt to steal $90,000 from church abuse survivor in email compromise scam – ABC News

Church abuse survivor Steve Fisher was about to use his compensation payout to purchase his first home when hackers intercepted an email from his conveyancer and almost cost him his dream.



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At 54, Steve Fisher thought he was finally about to realise his dream of home ownership when hackers robbed him of $90,000.
Key points:

  • Steve Fisher is an abuse survivor and this year agreed on a settlement with the Anglican Church
  • He was using the money to buy his first home, but his conveyancer’s email was targeted by hackers
  • The ACCC says email compromise scams cost Australians more than $130 million every year

Mr Fisher had long thought he may not be able…

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