POLICE have “lost the battle” with internet fraud and the cyber scam investigation system needs to be overhauled, the Internet Fraud Watchdog (IFW) says.
IFW executive chairman Ken Gamble said Australian police could not keep up with the number of internet scams and are “years behind”.
“All of a sudden there’s an explosion of technology and internet but police forces are still the same as they were 10 years ago,” said
“The police can’t deal with it so nobody’s dealing with it so the problem’s getting worse.”
“They might have a few more people and more resources but the NSW Police have got zero budget for training for cyber crimes – what does that tell you?” he said.
“If we want to get
“The whole law enforcement system in relation to investigating internet fraud in this country needs a massive overhaul.”
NSW Police Fraud and Cybercrime Squad Detective Superintendent Colin Dyson said he rejected the comments made by IFW.
Supt Dyson said the unit changed its name to include cybercrime in
A spokesperson for the Australian Federal Police said