New campaign to tackle online fraud and keep remittances flowing


A new campaign to help Pacific Islanders send and receive remittances safely and reduce the risk of online fraud has launched today. The "Get Safe Online Pacific" guidance provides essential tips and information for people across the Pacific to help make sure their experience of sending or receiving money overseas is successful, safe and economical. Sending and receiving remittances to and from Pacific Island countries has become hugely important to the very survival of island nations throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the World Bank, in 2017 alone nearly 20 percent of Tonga’s GDP came from remittances. The same year, people in Fiji received over FJ$500 million from overseas family members, which was over 6 percent of its national GDP, based on Reserve Bank of Fiji figures. Worldwi