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Scammers are increasingly using fake charities or impersonating real charities to take advantage of people’s generosity and compassion, with losses reported to the ACCC’s Scamwatch increasing steadily over the past four years.

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.

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.

SCAMwatch is warning you to be aware of scam calls or emails claiming that you are entitled to reclaim fees or rebates.

… loss. The SCAMwatch website received in excess of 20.5 million hits throughout 2011, almost 400 per cent more … new subscribers to its email alert service and more than 2,600 followers to its Twitter page ( … departments, for example offering fake grants, rebates or refunds in return for up-front payments. … Callers …

SCAMwatch and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government are warning Australians of scammers who call offering fake government grants.

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