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SCAMwatch is reminding 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.

… in exchange for personal details and passing on a scam link to friends. … How the scam works … You see a post on a social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter offering free gift vouchers or products. … the voucher or product you may be asked to first “Like” a Facebook page, share the scam post with friends and follow a …

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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