WHERE ARE THE ONLINE POLICE?
With the onset of cyber space bringing with it a raft of
online scammers and a new bread of criminals, where is our protection?
The ACCC has become a toothless tiger in regards to our ever
growing white collar criminals, if the economy goes up so do our interest
rates, if we are given a pay rise, then the oil companies want a share…lol
So while the real criminals with in our country have a free
reign, and our police services are busy raising revenue, whom is policing the
Most of us regularly inherit several million dollars a week,
from Teddy the barrister, others have been scammed by the IQ tests that send
the results to our phone, resulting in $100 in unwanted phone charges.
There are ebay scammers, that sell what they don’t have,
buyers that have the money to buy your car, but need a western union transfer
of a few hundred before you receive many thousands. On line casinos that
with-hold your winnings, and poker sites that allow scammers to hack your
chips, so they can sell you more, seemingly all go on their merry way with out
coming under any scrutiny.
Cyber Crime has become huge, whether we are the victims of
identity fraud; the supposed winners of a new plasma screen or over charged by
a service provider the pit falls are never ending.
Rather than our government addressing these issues they seem
to prefer to join and scam what money they can from our hip pockets.
Nasty bikers, Hoon drivers and Grandma doing 7kph over the
speed limit are not the source of all our problems by any means, yet they seem
to wear the brunt of our government’s hard line on crime.
I have personally endured dozens of attempted and some
successful scams and fraud over the past year alone, yet in every case my
complaints fell on deaf ears.
The Question begs, if I alone endure so many, how many times
does each of us loose money to these unscrupulous activities each and every
A picture is no longer worth a thousand words, just ask any
Ebay buyer, if it is too good to be true, it is not. It has become a situation
that with in our busy lives we must read the fine print, protect our selves as
those employed by us to do the job, have their own interests at heart.
We must learn to protect our own interests, guard our
information and mobile numbers with our lives, shed the whole concept of trust
in favor of protectionism, pay for only that which we can hold, supply only
when we receive payment, and fight when we are misused, no longer should we pay
for others mistakes or wrong doings for it is those that should pay.
Fight the unwarranted fine or defect, chase the unpaid debt,
and be cautious with your precious information and hard earned money. With the
government s eyes solely focused on the money, we have been left to fend for
I will continue to call for an independent review of our
online services, and the implementation of a Cyber security service (CSS) and
continue hoping that our supposedly elected representatives take on the role of
protectionism that they are employed to ensure for us all.
Mark M Aldridge
Independent Candidate for the Legislative Council
08 82847482 / 0403379500
P O Box 1073 Virginia S.A. 5120