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Scammers swindled nearly $4.7 million from Australian businesses in 2017 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting scams report – a 23 per cent increase compared to 2016.

If you lost money to a scammer through Western Union from 2004 to 2017, you may be eligible for a refund. Find out how you can make a claim.

The ACCC is urging Australians to hang up on and delete tax scams after more than $1 million was reported lost to Scamwatch already this year.

… Beware of government grant scams … Scamwatch is warning Australian … and small businesses to take extra care when seeking governmentgrants and to be suspicious of unsolicited offers of money in …
A national campaign has been launched by consumer regulators around Australia to warn potential property investors about property spruikers who claim to be ‘wealth creators’ but are really just in it
… Scammers continue to impersonate government officials … SCAMwatch is warning consumers to … fictitious departments such as the ‘Australian GovernmentGrants Department’. The scammer claims that you are entitled …

SCAMwatch is warning consumers and businesses to be on the look out for carbon price scams, particularly calls asking for personal information in order to receive compensation.

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