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AFP records spike in financial sextortion reports over the school holidays

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The AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) has experienced a predicted surge in the online financial sextortion trend targeting young Australians over the school holiday period.
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AFP urges parents and carers to be vigilant about online gaming

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The AFP is encouraging parents and carers to be involved in their children’s online activities, specifically online gaming, warning that predators use chat functions in gaming platforms to contact children.
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NAGS charges second person over drug import plot

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National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) officers have charged a second person in New South Wales over the attempted importation of about 27.5 kilograms of phenylethylamine HCL, which is an analogue of amphetamine.
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Sydney man jailed for grooming children online

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A Sydney man, 38, has been sentenced to nine years’ jail after pleading guilty to 12 online child abuse offences, including grooming multiple children under the age of 16.
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South Australian men face court for proceeds of crime offences

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Two South Australian men are scheduled to face the Adelaide Magistrates Court today (27 January, 2023) after the AFP charged them with proceeds of crime offences.
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Parental privacy prep prevents predators

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Families are urged to be proactive this school year and update the privacy settings on children’s devices to help prevent predators from contacting them online.
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Five AFP officers recognised in Australia Day Honours List

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Five AFP officers have been recognised with one of Australian policing’s highest accolades in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.
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AFP and eSafety join forces for online safety education as school returns

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the eSafety Commissioner (eSafety) are calling on parents, carers and educators to start the new school year by having important conversations with children about online safety.
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New AFP children’s book ‘changes the game’ for online safety

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The AFP has unveiled a new children’s picture book to support parents, carers and educators to talk to children about online safety, as students prepare to return to the classroom for 2023. ***Images available via Hightail***
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NSW man jailed for SMS phishing scam targeting 450 victims

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A Sydney man, 40, has been jailed for two years, after stealing more than $100,000 in an illegal SMS phishing scam that targeted 450 victims.
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