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Are you looking for love online? Protect your heart and wallet from strangers
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Cute puppies for sale? Don’t be fooled
September 2007: Classified ads offering non-existent pedigree puppies have resurfaced in local newspapers across the country, as well as online classifieds.
Automated scam calls claiming to be from Qantas with bogus holiday win
April 2014: SCAMwatch and Qantas are warning people about automated calls from scammers posing as Qantas staff claiming that they’ve won a credit towards their next holiday.


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Victim stories and latest news
SBS Insight: Online dating scam victims share their experiences
Jenny Brockie leads a discussion involving scam victims, police and industry exploring just how devastating dating and romance scams can be, and what is being done to help them.

Are you looking for love online? Protect your heart and wallet from strangers
Every year, thousands of Australians report to the ACCC that their hearts have been broken and wallets emptied after becoming entangled in a relationship scam with someone that they met online.

The Checkout: ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard on the dangers of wire transfer services
You should never use wire or money transfer services to send money to someone unless they are family or an old friend that you have met in person.

ABC 7.30 report: Australians losing $7 million a month in internet fraud
Hear Jill’s story of how she was scammed out of $300,000 from a fake business proposal.

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