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… been an increase in scams reported during tax time such as text messages claiming to be from myGov or from agencies … financial difficulties and uncertainty generated from the COVID-19 pandemic to trick unsuspecting Australians,” ACCC … or even identity theft.” In a fake government threat scam, victims receive a robocall pretending to be from a …

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

There are currently a wide range of appeals raising funds for people and animals affected by the bushfires. Unfortunately, some of these are scams.

Tax scams seem to be everywhere at the moment and Scamwatch is warning people not to engage with phone calls or emails they receive threatening arrest or jail over unpaid tax debts.
Scammers are increasingly using fake charities or impersonating real charities to take advantage of people’s generosity and compassion, with losses reported to the ACCC’s Scamwatch increasing steadily

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