Scammer who targeted Optus hack victims avoids jail over ‘unsophisticated’ crime

The man, now 20, texted 92 Optus customers demanding they give him $2,000 or face ‘financial crimes’

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A 20-year-old man has evaded a potentially decade-long jail sentence after trying to scam $2,000 from Optus customers affected by its September data breach.

Dennis Su, 19 at the time, pleaded guilty in November to two counts of using equipment connected to a network to commit a serious offence. He admitted texting 92 Optus customers and demanding they transfer $2,000 to a CBA bank account “or face their personal information being used for financial crimes”.

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