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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 is warning consumers to protect themselves from identity theft when using social networking sites especially during the holiday season.

… "Your computer is infected" fake anti-virus pop-up alert scams … "Warning—your computer is infected! System … dangerous programs it is supposed to protect against. This scam aims to either charge you for bogus software and/or … the pop-up alert as this may result in getting more pop-ups. Instead, hit control + alt + delete to view a list of …

The Australian community is warned to beware of death threat spam text messages from scammers pretending to be a hired hitman in order to extort thousands of dollars from their victims.

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