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Scamwatch is alerting consumers to a spike in the number of people falling victim to ransomware scams in 2015, compared to last year.

Scamwatch is warning consumers to be aware of calls from scammers claiming to be from the 'Department of Immigration' threatening you with deportation and demanding money.

With Halloween around the corner, SCAMwatch urges you to be alert to a new type of scareware doing the rounds where scammers try and scare you into handing over money in order to regain control of your computer.

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to beware of SMS death threats from scammers claiming to be 'hitmen' hired to kill the SMS recipient unless they send cash.

SCAMwatch and South Australian Government Consumer and Business Services(CBS) are warning people throughout the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands to beware of scam distress emails targeting the area.

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!

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