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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.

Scamwatch is alerting consumers to a spike in the number of people falling victim to ransomware scams in 2015, compared to last year.

Nearly $82 million was lost to scams in 2014, and many included some form of identity fraud. The theme of National Consumer Fraud Week 2015 is ‘get smarter with your data’.

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