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… text messages … Scamwatch is warning members of the public about a spate of text messages asking for … phone numbers not in your mobile contacts. For example, the text message might read, ‘Please call me back right away. … is an Emergency I need your help!’ People who have called the number back report being verbally abused by a recording …

The ACCC is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who are trying to con their victims into paying for scams with Apple iTunes gift cards.

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.

With 2015 marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, the Australian and New Zealand governments have launched a ballot for attendance at Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli. SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be on the alert for scammers trying to take advantage of people who want to attend this historic commemoration.

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