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Don’t book a scammer’s holiday
October 2014: SCAMwatch is warning would-be travelers to watch out for travel scams as scammers seek to take advantage of those looking for a hard-earned break.
Indigenous consumers, watch out for scams – the top scams reported
September 2014: SCAMwatch is urging Indigenous consumers, especially those living in rural and remote communities, to be on the lookout for scammers trying to trick you into handing over your perso...


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Australian Bureau of Statistics warns Victorians about phishing scam
The ABS is advising the Victorian community to be aware of a scam in which scammers call pretending to be from the ABS and ask people for their personal information.

Scam disruption project
We’ve launched a national scam disruption project to alert Australians to the risk of relationships scams, including tips on how to spot fake dating profiles.

Queensland University of Technology study: Understanding, reporting & improving responses following online fraud
Between August and October 2014 the ACCC sent letters and emails to individuals who had previously reported losing money as a result of scams to invite them to participate in a research project.

ACCC 2013 Targeting scams report released
The ACCC has released its 2013 annual report on scams activity, which reveals that nearly $90 million was reported lost to the ACCC as a result of scams activity.

 

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