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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the community to be aware of phone calls from scammers pretending to be from the Department of Human Services or Centrelink.

The ACCC is urging Australians to hang up on and delete tax scams after more than $1 million was reported lost to Scamwatch already this year.

… Beware of government grant scams … Scamwatch is warning Australian … and small businesses to take extra care when seeking governmentgrants and to be suspicious of unsolicited offers of money in …
… Scammers continue to impersonate government officials … SCAMwatch is warning consumers to … fictitious departments such as the ‘Australian GovernmentGrants Department’. The scammer claims that you are entitled …

SCAMwatch is warning consumers and businesses to be on the look out for carbon price scams, particularly calls asking for personal information in order to receive compensation.

SCAMwatch is warning you to be aware of scam calls or emails claiming that you are entitled to reclaim fees or rebates.

… reported in 2011 included: … Callers pretending to be from government: … In 2011 the ACCC saw large numbers of advance … Many involved scammers posing as representatives from government departments, for example offering fake grants, rebates or refunds in return for up-front payments. … …

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