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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning holiday makers to watch out for scams on popular accommodation booking sites such as Airbnb.

SCAMwatch and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) are warning people who wish to visit or migrate to Australia to be cautious of people offering ‘guaranteed’ Australian visas.

… … Don’t let someone trick you into paying to have your number listed on the Australian Government’s … free … Do Not … personal, credit card or online account details over the phone unless you made the call and the phone number came from a trusted source. If you think you have provided …

Are you an avid mobile phone texter, using SMS to keep in contact with friends and family? Watch out - scammers love texting too.

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