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SCAMwatch is encouraging Australians who are considering donating to bushfire appeals to make sure they double check whether the appeal or its organisers are legitimate so that their generosity reaches victims, not scammers.

SCAMwatch is warning would-be travelers to watch out for travel scams as scammers seek to take advantage of those looking for a hard-earned break.

… in exchange for personal details and passing on a scam link to friends. … How the scam works … You see a post on a social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter offering free gift vouchers or products. … the voucher or product you may be asked to first “Like” a Facebook page, share the scam post with friends and follow a …

SCAMwatch and Carnival Australia are warning Australians to beware of a new spate of scam scratchie cards and travel brochures sent in the mail. Every package contains a ‘winning’ card but when you try to claim the fake prize you will be asked to wire transfer thousands.

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