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The ACCC is warning people to stay alert to ‘phishing’ scammers pretending to be from well-known businesses and government departments trying to con unsuspecting victims out of their personal information and money.

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 people to watch out for dodgy internet pop-up windows claiming there are viruses or other seemingly nasty tech problems affecting their computer.

SCAMwatch is warning consumers and businesses to be aware of scammers looking to take advantage of the carbon tax repeal to steal your money.

SCAMwatch is warning consumers about hoax offers of assistance to reclaim overcharged bank fees.

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.

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