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SCAMwatch is warning people to beware of online scams – surveys, emails and social-media posts – offering fake gift vouchers or other bogus inducements in return for disclosing credit card and other personal information.

SCAMwatch is advising consumers to continue to be on the look out for scam scratchie cards in their letterbox. You may think you’re a big winner but scammers will ask you for thousands to claim a prize that never arrives.

… 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 is warning consumers about a telemarketing survey which focuses on casinos in various Australian cities, including Canberra. This appears to be the first step in a new scam that has been targeting Australian consumers to convince them to provide money and personal information to scammers.

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