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Immigration scam targets migrants
April 2015: SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be aware of calls from scammers claiming to be from the 'Department of Immigration' threatening you with deportation and demanding money.
Telephone calls alleging fake arrest warrants used to scam money
April 2015: SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be aware of calls from scammers falsely claiming to be from the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) or Australian Tax Office (ATO).


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Small business scams and cybercrime forum
As part of National Consumer Fraud Week 2015, the ACCC and the IPA are hosting a free forum on small business scams and cybercrime.

National Consumer Fraud Week 2015 is coming
This year’s annual National Consumer Fraud Week campaign, ‘Get smarter with your data’, will run from 18 May – 24 May 2015.

Online dating industry report
February 2015: This Valentine’s Day, SCAMwatch is warning the online dating community to beware of any love interest who asks for money. SCAMwatch is also asking the online dating industry to play its part in disrupting romance scams.

ACCC email scam hoax
The ACCC is warning consumers to be on guard against scam emails impersonating the agency.

 

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