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Sydney man sentenced over data breach SMS scam

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A Sydney man has been sentenced for attempting to blackmail Optus customers whose stolen records he found online. ***Vision and images available via Hightail***
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AFP joins international law enforcement agencies to deliver joint warning about global financial sextortion

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The AFP is working with a global taskforce that will take rapid and coordinated action against criminals financially sextorting youth. On Safer Internet Day, the AFP is warning parents and teenagers to be aware of the growing threat of sextortion, which has led to some young people in Australia and other countries self-harming.
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Three Queensland men jailed for separate child abuse related offences

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A Brisbane man, 34, who groomed a teenager to send him sexually explicit images was one of three Queensland men jailed last week for online child abuse offences.
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Narre Warren man jailed for possessing hundreds of child abuse pictures

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A Melbourne man, 65, has been sentenced to one year and seven months’ jail after pleading guilty to two online child abuse offences, including transmitting child abuse material via a messaging platform.
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Northern Territory man charged with possessing child abuse material

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A Northern Territory man, 38, has faced the Alice Springs Local Court (1 February, 2023) charged with possessing child abuse material. 
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Tamworth man jailed for advocating terrorism online

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A NSW man who advocated for violent terrorist acts in a series of racist and extremist messages on social media has been sentenced to two years and seven months’ in prison.
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Property and cash restrained as alleged money laundering group charged

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The AFP has charged nine members of an international money laundering organisation and restrained more than $150 million in Sydney property, cash and luxury items. ***Vision available via Hightail***
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AFP encourages families to tap into new animations resources

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As children across Australia go back to school, parents and carers are encouraged to use a new tool developed by the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) to support them in educating their children about online safety.
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Have you seen this boat? AFP calls for public assistance in ongoing drug investigation

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The AFP is appealing for public information about sightings and the occupants of a 5.2 metre open-cab boat last seen near the Newport boat ramp in the Port Melbourne harbour on 8 September, 2022 as part of a drug trafficking investigation.
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Advice for parents on sharing back-to-school images online

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The AFP is today releasing a new video to help parents and carers manage the type of information they might be sharing about their children online.
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