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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 increase of almost 31 per cent.

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-true prices.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning holiday makers to watch out for scams on popular accommodation booking sites such as Airbnb.
Scamwatch is alerting consumers to a spike in the number of people falling victim to ransomware scams in 2015, compared to last year.

Nearly $82 million was lost to scams in 2014, and many included some form of identity fraud. The theme of National Consumer Fraud Week 2015 is ‘get smarter with your data’.

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