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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning holiday makers to watch out for scams on popular accommodation booking sites such as Airbnb.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning migrants to watch out for scammers pretending to be from the ‘Department of Immigration’, threatening deportation and demanding money.

SCAMwatch and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) are warning people who wish to visit or migrate to Australia to be cautious of people offering ‘guaranteed’ Australian visas.

SCAMwatch and Victoria Police are warning Australians to beware of email death threats from scammers claiming to be ‘hitmen’ hired to kill the email recipient unless they send cash.

… … Don’t let someone trick you into paying to have your number listed on the Australian Government’s … free … Do Not … personal, credit card or online account details over the phone unless you made the call and the phone number came from a trusted source. If you think you have provided …

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