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This bank of screens at the front of the centre shows all of the attacks currently being detected by the AFCC.
Once a phishing site is detected by the AFCC, fraud analysts within the centre will begin a forensic investigation.
They will attempt to extract useful information from the site, such as what types of personal details have been compromised or the email address where the stolen details are being sent to.
AFCC staff also fight the fraudsters by creating dummy accounts on phishing sites and then tracking when and where fraudsters attempt to access those false accounts.
That fraud pattern is then passed onto a network of banks, credit unions, ISPs and other companies who share a database of fraud patterns that allow organisations to spot the signs of a fraudulent transaction and block it before it goes through.
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