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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...
Consumers with a disability – be on guard against scammers trying to take advantage of you
August 2014: SCAMwatch is warning consumers with a disability to be on guard against scams – unfortunately, scammers target people whom they think may be vulnerable to try and take advantage of t...


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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 September 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.

‘Know who you’re dealing with’ video released
As part of the 2014 National Consumer Fraud Week ‘Know who you’re dealing with’ campaign, the ACCC has released this video on relationship scams and how to identify a scammer.

 

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