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SCAMwatch is encouraging Australians who are considering donating to bushfire appeals to make sure they double check whether the appeal or its organisers are legitimate so that their generosity reaches victims, not scammers.

SCAMwatch is warning people to beware of online scams – surveys, emails and social-media posts – offering fake gift vouchers or other bogus inducements in return for disclosing credit card and other personal information.

… imposters. This scam was one of the most commonly reported scams in 2011, with computer hacking scams contributing more than 23 per cent to the total scam … money or your personal details, just hang up. … How these scams work … You receive a call out of the blue from someone …
… genuine. Search the company’s name on the internet as many scams can be identified this way. … Report … You can report scams to the ACCC via the report a scam page on SCAMwatch. … … More information … Read more about lottery and sweepstake scams and unexpected ‘prizes’ . SCAMwatch has also issued the …

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