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Cyber criminals stopped from stealing tens of millions of dollars as AFP unleashes new cyber punch

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The AFP has stopped cyber criminals from stealing $24 million from the superannuation accounts of hard-working Australians and launched several counter strikes to stop millions of dollars more being siphoned offshore.
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Sydney man charged over SMS phishing scam

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Australian Federal Police investigators have charged a 38-year-old Sydney man for stealing more than $100,000 in an illegal SMS phishing scam.
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Tasmanian man charged for alleged role in online child exploitation network

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A 30-year-old man is the first Tasmanian to be charged for his alleged role in national child exploitation network.
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Central Coast man charged for allegedly procuring a child to engage in sexual activity

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A 23-year-old Central Coast man is expected to face Gosford Local Court today, charged by Australian Federal Police Child Protection investigators with procuring a child for sexual activity.
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Sunshine Coast man charged with possessing child abuse material

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A 34-year-old man is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today (26 November 2021) after police found child abuse material on a SD card allegedly belonging to him.
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Further help is needed to locate missing 17 month-old child, Hoang Vinh Le

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia are seeking public assistance to help locate 17-month-old baby, Hoang Vinh Le, born on 21 June 2020.
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Victorian man charged with possessing child abuse material

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A 43-year-old Melbourne man is expected to face court today (Friday 26 November, 2021) charged with online child abuse-related offences by the Victorian Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET).
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Tamworth man charged in counter terrorism investigation

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Editor’s Note: Vision of the arrest is available via Hightail. A Tamworth man has been charged with urging violence and advocating terrorism following his arrest by members of the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT).
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Queensland man charged with possessing child abuse material

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A 35-year-old Sunshine Coast man is expected to face Maroochydore Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, 24 November, 2021) charged with online child abuse-related offences by the Australian Federal Police. Police arrested and charged the man yesterday (23 November) after executing a search warrant at his home and allegedly finding child abuse material on two mobile phones.
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Illegally removed tribal hunting axe returned to Philippines Government

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A steel and wood axe from the early- to mid-1900s that was seized under Australian legislation was returned to the Philippines Government last week (Friday, 19 November 2021). The Australian Federal Police’s INTERPOL National Central Bureau (INTERPOL Canberra) works with national and international law enforcement agencies to detect sources of illicit trafficking of cultural material.
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