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Scamwatch has received over 4560 scam reports mentioning the coronavirus with over $5 118 000 in reported losses since the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Our new podcast series shows how scammers use new technology to trick you into giving away information they can use to steal your identity for their own gain and ways you can protect yourself.
Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of the spread of coronavirus to exploit and play on the fears of consumers across Australia.

The start of 2020 has not been an easy one for Australia, particularly those impacted by the bushfires.

During this year's Stay Smart Online Week, small businesses are being asked to think about what they share or store online – and what it would mean if it was lost or stolen.
Scamwatch is alerting consumers to a spike in the number of people falling victim to ransomware scams in 2015, compared to last year.

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