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Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, with projections from losses reported to Scamwatch and other government agencies so far expected to exceed $532 million by the end of the
Australian businesses reported more than 5800 scams with losses exceeding $7.2 million in 2018, a 53 per cent increase compared to 2017, according to the ACCC’s Targeting scams report.

Scamwatch is warning consumers to be wary of bogus security software or 'scareware'.

SCAMwatch is warning all prospective travellers to the United State of America to be wary of unauthorised third party websites.

SCAMwatch is warning Facebook subscribers about a hoax email they may receive under the guise of a password reset email.

… include new desktop icons, new wallpaper or your default homepage being redirected to another site. Do not use the … pop-up message in a spam email or get you to visit a fake website set up solely to infect people’s computers. Install …

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