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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 …

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.

Nearly 6000 businesses reported being targeted by scams in 2016 according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Targeting Scams report, with losses totalling around $3.8 million, an

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning online shoppers to be wary of scammers masquerading as legitimate online retailers, often selling well-known brands at too-good-to-be-t

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

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