ANZ exec’s identity stolen for Westpac loan

Original article by Duncan Hughes
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 7 : 11-Aug-17

The Australian Payments Network has stated that more than $A175 million worth of online payments in 2016 were the result of domestic identity fraud, an increase of 28 per cent. One victim of this type of fraud was an ANZ executive, whose stolen drivers’ licence information was used to fraudulently secure a $A30,000 loan from Westpac. The head of the Black Economy Taskforce recently stated that widespread identity theft is "systemically undermining" Australia’s banking and financial systems.

CORPORATES
AUSTRALIAN PAYMENTS NETWORK, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, VICROADS, KPMG AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

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