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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 …
เดี๋ยวนี้ แก๊งต้มตุ๋นกำลังพยายามหาประโยชน์กับคนออสเตรเลียที่ได้รับผลกระทบทางการเงินจากวิกฤตกาลโควิด–19 โดยมีรายงานเกี่ยวกับการต้มตุ๋นเงินเกษียณใหม่ ๆ ไปที่สแกมวอท์ช (Scamwatch) ในระยะไม่กี่สัปดาห์ที่ผ
Australians should be aware scammers are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears around coronavirus and selling products claiming to prevent or cure the virus.
COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams … Unfortunately, scammers are … products online, and using fake emails or text messages to try and obtain personal data. Other scams … to detect a fake trader or social media online shopping scam is to search for reviews before purchasing. No vaccine …

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.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the community to be aware of phone calls from scammers pretending to be from the Department of Human Services or Centrelink.

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