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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 year, surpassing half a billion dollars for the first time.

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 …

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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