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Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, with projections from losses reported to Scamwatch and other government agencies so far expected to exceed $532 million by the end of the year, surpassing half a billion dollars for the first time.
… text messages … Scamwatch is warning members of the public about a spate of text messages asking for … phone numbers not in your mobile contacts. For example, the text message might read, ‘Please call me back right away. … is an Emergency I need your help!’ People who have called the number back report being verbally abused by a recording …

SCAMwatch and South Australian Police are warning Australian job hunters to be wary of a mystery shopper job scam.

The ACCC has quickly acted to stop the individuals behind TVI Express from enticing consumers to join its so called money-making venture.

… it had a secret method to predict future Powerball draws. The Federal Court today found that it had engaged in false or … Australian Competition and Consumer Commission action. The scammer, Constantine 'Con' Barris, and his company, …

Australians eager to help the nation of Haiti recover from the earthquake that struck on 12 January 2010 are being warned to be alert and ensure that they are not taken in by scammers.

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