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SCAMwatch is warning consumers to protect themselves from identity theft when using social networking sites especially during the holiday season.

… "Your computer is infected" fake anti-virus pop-up alert scams … "Warning—your computer is infected! System … dangerous programs it is supposed to protect against. This scam aims to either charge you for bogus software and/or … the pop-up alert as this may result in getting more pop-ups. Instead, hit control + alt + delete to view a list of …

The Australian community is warned to beware of death threat spam text messages from scammers pretending to be a hired hitman in order to extort thousands of dollars from their victims.

Scams target you—Protect your identity is the latest message from the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce. Treat your personal details like you would treat money—don't leave them lying around for others to take!

Scams target you - Protect your computer is the latest message from the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce. Your computer can be attacked by phishing scams, spam, dodgy 'pop-ups' or malware – and you may not even realise it!

Scams target you - Protect your phone is the latest message from the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce. Phone scams can happen without you even knowing.

Scams target you - protect your money is the latest message from the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true - it probably is.

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