60 Minutes: July 2

This weekend 60 Minutes reports on the push against scams.

This weekend 60 Minutes reports on the push against scams.

Falling victim to a scammer is an awful feeling. It’s not only the theft of money or personal information that stings, the thought of being tricked by lowlife crooks is enough to enrage anyone. Statistics show more than 95 per cent of Australians are exposed to telephone, text and internet scams each year. Even more alarming is the amount of money these thieves are stealing from us. Last year it exceeded three billion dollars. But on 60 Minutes, Amelia Adams reports there is finally some positive news. A major fightback is underway and it’s one that aims to turn Australia from an easy target into an impenetrable fortress.
Reporter: Amelia Adams
Producer: Serge Negus

Who’s the Boss?
For 24 years there was no dispute about who was the boss in Russia. Vladimir Putin seemed to proudly wear the label of the world’s most feared strongman. But last weekend, all of sudden, his iron rule was challenged. Putin stumbled and for the first time appeared weak and vulnerable. The man threatening to topple the Russian tyrant was Yevgeny Prigozhin, arguably an even nastier piece of work than Putin himself. As the head of the Wagner group, he controls the brutal mercenaries who have been fighting alongside Russian forces in the illegal war against Ukraine. Tom Steinfort reports that what worries the world now is figuring out what Prigozhin’s next move could be. And where.
Reporter: Tom Steinfort
Producer: Sheree Gibson

8:40pm (ish) Sunday on Nine.

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