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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.

… imposters. This scam was one of the most commonly reported scams in 2011, with computer hacking scams contributing more than 23 per cent to the total scam … money or your personal details, just hang up. … How these scams work … You receive a call out of the blue from someone …

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.

… genuine. Search the company’s name on the internet as many scams can be identified this way. … Report … You can report scams to the ACCC via the report a scam page on SCAMwatch. … … More information … Read more about lottery and sweepstake scams and unexpected ‘prizes’ . SCAMwatch has also issued the …

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