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Scammers are increasingly using fake charities or impersonating real charities to take advantage of people’s generosity and compassion, with losses reported to the ACCC’s Scamwatch increasing steadily over the past four years.

If you lost money to a scammer through Western Union from 2004 to 2017, you may be eligible for a refund. Find out how you can make a claim.

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.

… 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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