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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 ACCC is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who are trying to con their victims into paying for scams with Apple iTunes gift cards.

More than $300,000 will be returned to consumers who were victims of North American-based scams after Australian Competition and Consumer Commission court intervention.

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