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Scams Awareness Week 2021 takes place 8-12 November. This Scams Awareness Week we’re encouraging everyone to start a conversation about scams.
So far this year scammers have stolen more than $7.2 million from Australians by gaining access to home computers, an increase of 184 per cent compared to the same period last year.

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.

… 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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